No. 6

Biography of Pastor Myron Sutherlin

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, Rev. 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 lightning 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, Gillian 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 and has been faithfully serving since that time.
Reverend Sutherlin seeks 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 the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)