Nick Roark serves as the lead pastor of Franconia Baptist Church. Nick was born in Falls Church, VA, but grew up in Chattanooga, TN, and attended the University of Tennessee. After college, Nick relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked for IBM Global Services for six years. During this time, he began attending and serving at Providence Baptist Church, where he would eventually join the staff in 2006 and serve as the Pastor of College and Equipping.
Nick holds a MDiv degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2012, he moved to Washington D.C. to serve on staff with Capitol Hill Baptist Church. After serving three years at CHBC, Nick was called to be the pastor of Franconia Baptist Church.
He is joyfully married to Allison and they have three children, Elijah, Hudson, and Emmaline.
Adam Hoagland - Elder
Adam was born and raised in Indiana and graduated from Purdue University with a degree in construction management. It was during his college years that God rescued him from the dominion of darkness and gave him the desire to honor and serve Christ. In 2009 Adam moved to Northern Virginia to begin working in the heavy highway construction industry. Shortly after moving to the area he and his wife, Sally, began attending FBC. They have four children: Reed, Eliza, Claire, and Judson.
Along with Adam’s passion for the gospel, and his family, God has given him a desire for the local church. In the past few years he has had the privilege to serve in various leadership positions and teaching capacities, including serving as a Deacon. Adam is excited about what God is doing at FBC as God uses His church as a means to make disciples and grow them into mature believers for the glory of God. Adam is constantly reminded of his dependence on Christ as God continues to refine him through His Word and His church.
Larry McLeod - Elder
Larry was born in Pensacola, FL but, being the son of an Air Force pilot, moved many times during his formative years. After finishing college, Larry married Jill Smith of Hazard,KY and then started his first career as an Air Force officer. Larry later transferred to the Air National Guard, worked in Industry as a Manager of Training, and finally as a Contractor for the Air Force in the Pentagon developing requirements for combat aircraft.
Larry's spiritual development began with nurturing by his grandmother, mentoring by various pastors, and his own personal study. He has served as a Bible Study teacher and Deacon in various Baptist churches, as well as a youth leader, Choir member, and the Chair of numerous committees. Larry currently serves as the Chair of our Property and Missions committees. He is father to two daughters and grandfather of four.
Donn Northup - Elder
Donn was born in Denver, Colorado, and grew up in Springfield, VA. He received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Naval Academy, and
attended the Naval Postgraduate School. Donn retired from the U.S. Navy
after serving in the Surface Warfare and Naval Intelligence communities, which included a three-year assignment as an Assistant Naval Attaché in the former Soviet Union. Donn also has a Certificate in Biblical Studies from Capital Bible Seminary, as well as a Master’s in Counseling and a Certificate of Advanced Counseling Studies from Regent University. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in Biblical Counseling.
Donn previously served in ministry as the Program Director for a Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Maryland, as well as an Associate Pastor of Pastoral Care at a church in the District of Columbia. Donn has been on the staff of The Counseling Center at McLean Bible Church in Virginia for over ten years, and recently opened his own biblical counseling practice. Donn is grateful that God was faithful and placed godly men and women in his life, encouraging him to grow in his faith. Donn wants to be, as Benjamin Warfield once wrote, “… a student of theology (who) is brought by his daily task into the presence of God, and is kept there.” He is excited for the opportunity to serve at FBC, which preaches Christ, and embraces the Great Commission. Donn is married to his high school sweetheart Jill, and they have one daughter, one son, and one grandchild.