The Dan River Baptist Church Staff

Interim Minister, Tony BrooksRev. Gibson

Since May 1, 2011, Dr. Tony Brooks has been a Field Strategist for the BGAV for approximately 170 churches in Appomattox, Concord, Dan River, Lynchburg, Pittsylvania, Southside and Staunton River associations along with two churches in Georgia.

Before that date Tony had served churches in: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia in positions of Associate Pastor-Education & Youth, Senior Pastor and Co-Pastor. He has been married to his wife and partner in ministry, Dr. Katrina Brooks, for 35 years as of June 1st. Katrina serves as Assistant Chaplain at the University of Lynchburg.

He is a certified ACC Life Coach through the International Coaching Federation since November 2017.
As far as hobbies, Tony loves to read, fish, play tennis, golf and basketball. He is an avid sports fan, but his favorite teams are: Auburn football and Duke basketball. Football has been his favorite sport, since his high school days where he was a starting offensive and defensive lineman for an Alabama State Championship team.



Church Secretary, Gail Martin

Gail MartinGail joined the Dan River Baptist Church staff in March, 2000.  Before moving to South Boston in June, 1998 she worked as secretary of Conway Baptist Church in Conway, North Carolina.  Shortly after the move she began working as secretary at Mid Atlantic Test and Balance in South Boston.

She and her husband, Donnie, joined Dan River Baptist Church in June 1999.

Gail taught Sunday School and directed Children’s Choir at Conway Baptist Church for over 20 years.  She has been active in choir since she was a child, and served as Assistant Music Director at Conway Baptist.  She has led music at Dan River when needed.  She was a member of the Hand bell Choir at Conway and has also participated in the hand bell choir at  Dan River.  She and Donnie have two sons and four beautiful grandchildren.

Adult Choir Director, Tim Davis

Tim DavisTim has been a member of Dan River since he moved here with his wife, Patty, in 1980.  He has been a member of the choir for about twenty-nine years.  Tim has been the choir director for a total of about 20 years.  His full-time occupation is as a department manager with a local electrical contractor.  Tim has two children, Brad who is married and lives here in South Boston, and Jenny who is married and lives in Myrtle Beach, SC.  He and Patty have 4 grandchildren.  When Tim is not working or involved with the choir he likes to golf and work around the house.

Youth Leader, Daniel Barker

Daniel grew up at Dan River Baptist Church and was actively involved in the children and youth programs.  He also participated in a number of stateside and international mission trips while in high school and college.  After living in Wake Forest, NC, for 9 years where he completed college and went on to earn his MDiv in Christian Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, he returned to Halifax County.

Daniel has a passion for reading and studying the Bible.  He became our youth leader in the summer of 2019 and enjoys working with youth because they are not just the future of the church but part of the church right now.

He also enjoys fishing, hiking, and watching sports, especially Duke basketball and New York Yankees baseball.




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