Reverend Nick Works comes to Washington Plaza Baptist Church from a rich ministry of Baptist as well as Methodist churches. He is the Director of Recruitment for Wesley Theological Seminary. An ordained Baptist minister, Rev. Works is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas.
He and his wife Carla, an Assistant Professor of New Testament at Wesley Theological Seminary and their two children live in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Rev. Works has been an ordained Baptist minister for 15 years, which has allowed him to develop pastoral care and preaching skills. As well as an interest in the needs of youth.
Ken Williamson, Music Director
Ken Williamson began studying music and theatre at the age of five. At the age of 15, he was accepted into the Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. Mr. Williamson later went on to study at Centenary College School of Music.
To date, Mr. Williamson has directed more than 30 musical productions and performed in over 75 musical productions with companies such as The Houston Symphony, The Walt Disney Company, Sid and Marty Krofft Productions, Alley Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, Harbour Playhouse and The MGM Grand Hotel.
He has served on the Board of Directors for non-profit organizations for over 20 years and currently serves as a consultant for non-profit organizations throughout the country. We are glad to welcome him to our church!
Shirley Goldstein, Church Administrator
Shirley has lived in Northern Virginia since 1969, coming to work for the government as a computer programmer. After 43 years, she retired, but became the church adminstrator when the need arose. She enjoys reading, sewing, and beading.
Her daily hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30AM – 1:30PM.
Susana Sosa is the Sunday School teacher at WPBC. She has a passion for learning, teaching, and working with children. During the week, she works at Fairfax County Reston Teen Center. She loves teaching children because it allows her to be creative. She gets to share her love for God with your kids, read to them, sing songs, and work on arts and crafts. Susana loves to serve Our Lord through her gifts.
Rainy moved to Reston from Long Island in 1978 and still tells people how fortunate she was to find this “gem of a church community” at Lake Anne. She currently is a manager at a large oncology practice in Northern Virginia and is a strong proponent of advanced care planning. She is proud of the Deacon Ministry at WPBC, which provides support to church families during times of crisis and during important life events.