Jim Somerville

Jim Somerville is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Richmond, Virginia. He is only the 16th senior pastor since the church was founded in 1780.

A gifted preacher and a seasoned pastor, he has preached on the Chicago-based “30 Good Minutes,” the internationally broadcast Day1 radio program, and was one of the featured preachers at the Festival of Homiletics at the Washington National Cathedral in 2004. His articles and sermons have been published in Christian Century, Leadership, The Upper Room, Preaching, Lectionary Homiletics and Preaching Great Texts. He was awarded the Clyde T. Francisco Preaching Award while a student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.

Somerville served as pastor of the First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, DC, for seven years before coming to Richmond. Prior to that, he served as pastor of Wingate Baptist Church in Wingate, North Carolina, for nine years. While attending seminary, Somerville was pastor of First Baptist Church in New Castle, Kentucky

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