Vardaman Street Baptist Church is a local body that seeks to glorify God in all that we do. We highly value the Word of God as the chief authority in our beliefs and daily lives. First established in 1946, Vardaman Street has sought to reach the lost and equip disciples in Stone County for nearly 70 years.  Our worship services consist of biblical preaching and both contemporary and traditional music. Our main priority is that God would be honored and Christ exalted no matter the style or method. We welcome all to join us as we strive to become more faithful followers of Christ together.  

Vardaman Staff:
VSBC staff is here to serve. Our pastors seek to lead and guide God’s people according to Scripture as faithful under-shepherds while under the authority of the Head of the Church, Jesus Christ. Their hope is to reach the lost and equip disciples by helping them to live in oneness with God, in closeness with each other, and intentionally in our community. 

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Eugene Anderson, Senior Pastor

As the Senior Pastor, Eugene has a passion to help people love God, love God’s Word, and to disciple others. He has been in ministry for nearly 30 years and pastor of VSBC since 2007. Eugene married his childhood sweetheart, Sheron, in 1974 and they now have two adult sons, Chris and Ryan, and one grandson. Eugene received his Doctorate of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary and also serves as a Chaplain to the Wiggins Police Department. 

Frank Pruden, Student Pastor

More information coming soon.

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Melissa Berry, Secretary

Melissa has a heart to serve and is often helping with a wide variety of needs around the church. She has been on staff as secretary since 2006 and also serves as Treasurer and AWANA Commander. Melissa and her husband, Jeff, have two children, Brittany and Brayden. 

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Chris Anderson, Music Director
 
Chris first began serving as Director of Music in 2008 and has a background in Counseling and Media Technology. He and his wife, Amy, have been married since 2002 and have one son, Aiden. Chris graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a Master’s Degree in Psychology.
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Jan Thibideau, Children’s Ministry Coordinator
 
As Children’s Ministry Coordinator, Jan has a heart for ministering to children and showing them the love of Christ. She has lived in the Gulf Coast region for fifty-one years, and currently lives in McHenry. Jan and her husband, Tim, have five children and fourteen grandchildren. She majored in Elementary Education at MGCCC and has worked with children through Christian education, public education, and various children’s ministries since 1983.