Rich Shipe, pastor

from left: Emma, Rachel, Christy (wife), and Allie. Aslin and Makenson in front

Rich Shipe and his wife Christy had the privilege of growing up in families that loved Jesus and have both followed Christ from a young age. Both have lived in Loudoun County since their early teens and have raised their five children here. After working in the world of politics and non-profits, Rich decided to pursue the pastorate and served as the associate pastor at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville for eight years. He received his Masters in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2016 and completed training in church planting at the Harvest Training Center in Chicago.

Michel van Essen, worship leader

Photo and bio coming soon.

Harvest Ashburn Elders

We will follow the biblical direction to be an elder-led church. Our sending partner, Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster, has provided us with church planting coaches who will also serve as elders until we install our own elders. We hope to identify and install our own local elders within the first 18 months of launch.


Rich Shipe

Senior Pastor


Jerry Lingenfelter

Senior Pastor

Harvest Bible Chapel Lancaster


Johnny Tatum

Church Plant Coach

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