Meet Our Pastor
Dr. Grant Ethridge
Dr. Grant Ethridge is the Senior Pastor of Liberty Baptist Church in Hampton Roads, Virginia. He holds six academic degrees, including a Doctor of Ministry and a Doctor of Divinity. He served as President of the National SBC Pastors’ Conference, as President of the Arkansas Baptist Convention, as President of the SBC of Virginia, and on many other state and national boards and agencies.
Dr. Ethridge became Senior Pastor at Liberty in 2006. Since that time, the church has baptized over 4,200 people and has been frequently recognized in the Top 100 Fastest Growing Churches in the U.S. In 2013, a second campus was opened in Suffolk, VA, and a third campus was opened in Chesapeake, VA in 2015. Liberty is a multi-cultural, multi-generational, multi-site church. Dr. Ethridge and his wife, Tammy, have four children and six grandchildren. They have one son, Christian, who went to be with the Lord June 4, 1992.
Frequently asked questions
What Should I Expect?
If you are visiting us for the first time, stop by our Welcome Desk, located at the main entrance. We hope the following answers will help you feel more comfortable as you come to our church, get your children settled in Kidville, and experience a dynamic time of worship. You’ll enjoy messages from our Pastor in a welcoming and friendly environment.
Starting Point is a 10-week small group Bible study offered at 11:00am on Sundays. This group is specifically designed for people who have recently made a spiritual commitment to follow Christ, those who have been in church in the past, but are coming back after a long absence, and those who are simply seeking more information on the Bible, God, and Christianity.
What Do I Wear?
At Liberty, we encourage you to come as you are. God sees our heart and that’s what He cares about; it’s not about the style of clothing we choose. Just so you’ll know, most people attend wearing business-casual attire. Don’t be surprised if you see a few suits and ties, as well as many people wearing jeans.
What Does Liberty Believe?
View our Statement of Beliefs page.
How Can I Join?
New Members Class is where you’ll learn the basics of what we believe at Liberty – our vision, missions strategy, and ministries. Come meet Pastor Grant, learn more about Liberty and its ministries, and fulfill your requirement for membership.
How Do I Connect?
Each campus offers a variety of small groups, called Connect Groups, that meet for prayer, Bible study, and fellowship. To find a group that’s right for you, click here.