SHEPHERDS, SERVANTS & STAFF

Elders

To contact the elders as a group: elders@staffordbaptistchurch.orgTo contact a specific elder, click on their picture.

  • Paul Abdallah

    God graciously saved Paul through faith in Jesus Christ when he was in middle school (while attending SBC!). Paul attended Liberty University and graduated with a Theology & Apologetics degree in 2015. Paul has attended Stafford Baptist since 2005 and was installed as an elder in January 2021. Paul is married to his wonderful wife, Tori, and together they have three children: a daughter, Lydia and two sons, Aaron & Evan. Paul loves sports (especially the Pittsburgh Steelers) and spending time with his family.

  • Elliott Sperlazza

    Elliott was born and raised in Stafford County. By God's grace, through the faithful ministry of a friend's family he came to know the Lord in high school. Elliott met his wife Beth at the University of Mary Washington through a campus ministry. They were married in 2009 and joined Stafford Baptist Church shortly after. In 2017 Beth and Elliott added their daughter Grace to their family. Elliott is a software developer and was installed as an elder in March 2019. 

  • Kelton Zacharias

    Kelton Zacharias grew up in Connecticut and came to the DC area in 2005 to attend the George Washington University. By God’s grace, his roommate was a Christian who encouraged him to attend a campus bible study. Though he was raised in a churched home, he came to know the Lord through that college ministry. Kelton met his wife Rebekah at GWU in 2006 – they started dating in 2012 when they were both members of Capitol Hill Baptist Church, and they were married in the summer of 2013. Kelton is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and before coming to Stafford served six years on the staff of Del Ray Baptist Church. Kelton was installed as an elder in March 2020. He is father to three children: Walker, Asa, and Emory. Kelton loves the Washington Nationals, fishing, and reading.

Deacons

To contact the deacons as a group: deacons@staffordbaptistchurch.org. To contact a specific deacon, click on their picture.


  • Frank McKinney - Deacon of Member Care

    Frank was born and raised in Mississippi.  He went to college at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD and spent a career in the Marines. Frank surrendered his life to Christ in Okinawa, Japan prior to his retirement from the Marine Corp in 1999. Upon his return to the U.S., he began attending Stafford Baptist Church.  He and his wife, Gale, have three children and five grandchildren.

  • Bill Titus - Deacon of Building & Grounds

    Bill was installed on March 1, 2020. He serves the church through leading in the care of our building and grounds (& a variety of other ways). If you would like to contact Bill, please click on his picture. 

Staff

To contact the staff generally: office@staffordbaptistchurch.org. To contact the staff individually, please click their picture. 

  • Kelton Zacharias - Senior Pastor

    Kelton Zacharias grew up in Connecticut and came to the DC area in 2005 to attend the George Washington University. By God’s grace, his roommate was a Christian who encouraged him to attend a campus bible study. Though he was raised in a churched home, he came to know the Lord through that college ministry. Kelton met his wife Rebekah at GWU in 2006 – they started dating in 2012 when they were both members of Capitol Hill Baptist Church. They were married in the summer of 2013, and welcomed their daughter Walker in 2017. Kelton is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and before coming to Stafford served six years on the staff of Del Ray Baptist Church. Kelton loves the Washington Nationals, fishing, and reading. Kelton was installed as an elder in March 2020. 

  • Paul Abdallah - Associate Pastor

    God graciously saved Paul through faith in Jesus Christ when he was in middle school (while attending SBC!). Paul attended Liberty University and graduated with a Theology & Apologetics degree in 2015. Paul has attended Stafford Baptist since 2005 and was installed as an elder in January 2021. Paul is married to his wonderful wife, Tori, and together they have three children: a daughter, Lydia and two sons, Aaron & Evan. Paul loves sports (especially the Pittsburgh Steelers) and spending time with his family.