Pastor Don Sumpter

  Pastor Don Sumpter has spent most of his life at Landmark Baptist Church. He grew up as part of a growing church as his father, Dr. Jim Sumpter, pastored and guided the congregation to growth and development. Pastor Sumpter was saved and surrendered to preach as a teenager at LBC. He graduated from Atlantic Baptist Bible College in 1986. He has served in many capacities at Landmark including teacher, youth pastor, and as assistant and associate pastor.

  While serving as Senior Pastor since 2009, God has enabled LBC to begin several ministries including a thriving Spanish-speaking ministry. Pastor Sumpter has a compassionate heart for people and families at LBC, in the community, and around the world. He strives to serve people in a personal way. He maintains a Gospel emphasis in his preaching ministry, and seeks to practically apply the Bible to every day life.

  Pastor Sumpter loves his family. He has been married for more than thirty years. He has three grown sons that are married. He has four grandchildren: Ellie, Remi, Boston, and Barrett. He loves spending time with his family, working on projects, fishing, and spending time outdoors. As a pastor, husband, dad, and “papaw”, he desires to please and serve the Lord.

Gordon Young – Music Ministry

    Gordon Young was saved and baptized at the age of seven in Wayne, MI. He graduated from Bible college in 1987. His love for praising God with song, and encouraging others to do the same has kept him in music ministry these many years. He has also served as youth pastor, teacher, Bible college professor, and assistant pastor. God led him to serve on the staff of Landmark Baptist Church in 2012.
    He and his wife Kathy met in a youth ministry in Michigan. They were married in 1979. She has faithfully served with him through the years and is active here at Landmark as they minister with choir and lead the young adult ministry. She is also a school teacher here at LCS.
     The Youngs have five adult children, four son in laws, and four grandchildren living in California, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Texas. Family is of utmost importance to them. Both their physical family and their church family here at Landmark.

Guillermo Mazariegos – Spanish Ministry

     Guillermo Mazariegos was saved at the age of fifteen, during a visit to Temple Baptist Church in Powell , TN . After being baptized , he was trained and discipled by encouraging, Godly men and the preaching of Dr. Clarence Sexton. Before arriving in Richmond, he had the privilege of helping to establish two new Spanish works.
    He is currently studying for an advanced pastoral degree from Virginia Baptist College. He and his wife Tricia have been married for over eleven years and have been blessed with four children: Nathan, Brennen, Peter, and Levi. As a family, they work and serve together for the glory and praise of God .

James Sumpter – Student Ministry

    James Sumpter serves as the youth and assistant pastor at Landmark. He has spent almost his whole life around LBC. He was saved as a twelve year old and surrendered His life to Jesus as a teenager. After finishing at college in 2009, he returned to LBC and has served in a variety of roles. Currently, he leads the teen student ministry, and also helps in the church’s technology and outreach including camps and Bible schools.
    James has been married to his wife Joy since 2009. They have two children in heaven, a daughter named Ellie, and a son named Boston. James loves spending time with the teenagers and trying to disciple them personally. He enjoys being active outdoors and running. He enjoys sports and coaches the boys’ sports teams at LCS. He also is an avid reader.
    James strives to see others come to know Jesus Christ in a personal way with real spiritual growth. An emphasis on the Gospel of Jesus, is prevalent in his teaching and preaching.