The Pastor

Reverend Dr. Myron Sutherlin, a native of Middlesex County, Virginia, is the fifth of seven children born to the union of Mrs. Evelyn Ruth Sutherlin and the late Deacon Robert H. Sutherlin. He received his formal education in the Middlesex County Public Schools. Upon graduation, he attended Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia. He continued his education at Community Bible Institute and Virginia Union University, both in Richmond, Virginia. Reverend Sutherlin matriculated at the International College of Bible Theology and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Studies. He received a Master of Divinity degree from the Bible College of Theology in Petersburg, Virginia. On August 15, 2015, Reverend Sutherlin received a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Next Dimension in Ontario, California.

Reverend Sutherlin committed his life to Christ in July 1983. He was licensed to preach the gospel on May 4, 1991 and was ordained August 30, 1992 at the Lebanon Baptist Church in Urbanna, Virginia.

Reverend Sutherlin was called to pastor Calvary Baptist Church in Kilmarnock, Virginia, in February 1997. He dedicatedly served that congregation for 12 years, continually striving for the advancement of God’s people. During his pastorate, he initiated several growth ministries, workshops and seminars. A few of the growth ministries developed and implemented under the leadership of Reverend Sutherlin were: adult and youth Bible Study and Prayer Service, noon-day Bible Study, marriage seminars, music and finance workshops, women’s ministry, children’s church, a tutorial program, youth revival, youth workshops, the Helping Hands Committee that assisted bereaved families, new converts class discipleship and stewardship workshops, and the children and youth ministry, Step and Praise Team. He ordained two deacons, dedicated three deaconesses, licensed and ordained two ministers, and added two trustees.

Additionally at Calvary, Reverend Sutherlin’s leadership resulted in an increase in church finances and membership, the purchase of a bus and church renovations that include the addition of handicapped restrooms, a nurse’s station, a remodeled kitchen, a new digital piano, an upgraded sound system, and new lighting in the church sanctuary. He helped to continue a radio ministry (WKWI 107.1) and a tape ministry.

Reverend Sutherlin was extended the call to serve as the ninth pastor of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia, in February 2009 through February 2011.

Reverend Sutherlin is married to Gillian Sutherlin. To this union, two daughters were born, Monica and Tiffanie. Reverend Sutherlin, his wife, and their two daughters are a loving family and are very supportive of each other. They strongly believe that “a family that prays together stays together.”

Reverend Sutherlin was called to Shiloh Baptist Church in James City County, Williamsburg, Virginia, as Pastor-Elect on July 17, 2016. He was installed as Pastor on June 4, 2017.

Under his leadership, two workshops were held, a Praise Dance and Music. The Official Board members increased by three Deaconesses, two Deacons, and five Trustees. Minister Stephen Greenhow became an Associate on April 15, 2019; he resigned on May 24, 2020. There have been many upgrades to the church, new carpet, new upholstered pews and pulpit chairs, new audio/video and sound equipment and a new sanctuary replacement window. The first Praise and Worship Team was organized in 2019. Several ministries were organized to include: The Upper Room In-Touch Ministry, Outreach Through Technology Ministry, Financial Checks and Balances Committee and a Safety Team. For future development, 8.6 acres of land was purchased in November 2020.

On March 16, 2020, COVID-19 caused Shiloh to cancel all in house church services. With the help of Trustees being in the parking lot on Saturdays to collect tithes and offerings and the initiation of an online giving program, Givelify, we continued to collect our tithes and offerings. With the members donating towards this project.

 A drive to help with the down payment of the land was successful with members donating towards this project.

First Lady Gillian Sutherlin, who was consecrated as a Deaconess, re-instated the Women’s Ministry.

Since being out of Church, Reverend Sutherlin continues to seek to challenge, liberate, and empower men, women and youth through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He is guided by the scripture: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)