Colchester Free Will Baptist Church


Pastor John Putnam and Family

Colchester Free Will Baptist Church welcomed John Putnam as it's new Pastor on November 5, 2015. John and his wife Andrea have three children: Caroline, Isaac and Andrew. The Putnam Family enjoys singing as a bluegrass gospel ensemble.  Prior to moving to the Manassas area in 2014, John served as Pastor of Hays Fork Community Church in Roane County, West Virginia for ten years.


Colchester Free Will Baptist Church has been blessed to have Pastor Joel L. Slemp serving at the church for more than 45 years.  Though now retired, we hold him in the highest regard and honor him for his years of faithful service to God.  He and his wife Donna remain vital, active members of the church; offering valued counsel and support to the ministry of Colchester Free Will Baptist Church.  Pastor Slemp has been an encouragement to so many, pressing, “It’s a know so, Salvation.”  We thank God for his Godly influence and leadership.



Pastor Emeritus Joel L. Slemp
and his wife Donna