Mount Hermon Baptist Church Staff
Rev. Lee D. Ellison

Lee Ellison
Lee Ellison grew up in Richmond and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University, where he received a bachelor degree in Business Administration & Management, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received the Master of Divinity degree. He has been in pastoral ministry since 1978 and served churches in Danville, Pearisburg and Richmond before becoming pastor of Mount Hermon on September 1, 2004.  For two years, he was Circulation & Development Director of the Religious Herald, the state newspaper of Virginia Baptists. Lee and his wife Debbie have three grown children and three
Susan Prather
Susan Prather
Minister to Youth & Children
Susan Prather joined the MHBC staff as Minister to Youth & Children in August, 2006.  She is a longtime member of Mount Hermon and has been an active leader in multiple ministries throughout the years.   Susan was ordained as a deacon in January, 2003 and as a Minister of the Gospel in November 2012. — She provides mature and dynamic leadership to all of our church ministries and missions!


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Karen Blankenship
Music Coordinator
Karen Blankenship is a long-time, active member who has provided leadership to all levels of our music ministry, as well as serving as a Sunday School teacher, a deacon, and on the hospitality team, to name a few of her many contributions to the life of our church.  She studied music at Vriginia Commonwealth University before having a twenty-year career as an elementary education teacher, and she has been playing the piano for 60 years!