Our Pastor

Rev. Kevin M. Northam was born on April 22, 1967 and raised in Onancock, Virginia where he attended public schools in Accomack County.  After the completion of his high school education, he enlisted in the United States Army in June 1985 and proudly served his country for 20 years, retiring July 2005. He is married to the former Cheryl Lynette Williams of Sutherland, VA and they are the parents one adult daughter, Christian.

Over the years the Lord has been equipping him for a higher calling and after serving in several ministries throughout his spiritual journey he answered the call to congregational leadership.  He was called to be the Pastor of the Olive Branch Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, VA, in July 2003, and has been serving in that capacity up to the present time. 

In May 2010, Rev. Northam received his 3rd graduate degree, a Masters of Art in Christian Education (MACE) at the School of Theology, Virginia Union University where he also received a Masters of Divinity (MDIV) degree in 2006.  While serving in the US Army, he earned multiple degrees that include an Associate of Science (AS) from Northern Virginia Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from Hawaii Pacific University and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance (MBA) from Baker College. In June 2015 he was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Richmond Virginia Seminary.

Rev. Northam currently serves as the Moderator of the Unified Shiloh Baptist Association of Southside Virginia (USBASV), Secretary of the NAACP, Dinwiddie Branch, President of The Baptist Sunday School and Baptist Training Union (BTU) Congress of Virginia. He is also the former Past-President of the United Churches of Dinwiddie County & Vicinity (UCD), State Director of Young Adults and previously served as an Instructor for the BTU Congress, Virginia Baptist State Convention (VBSC) and Baptist General Convention (BGC). In May 2018, Rev. Northam was the recipient of the 2018 VBSC Moderator of the Year Award.

His hobbies include reading, financial and investment planning and fitness.  Rev. Northam believes that he can fulfill his "workmanship" and be pleasing to God by living what he learns, preaches and teaches. More importantly, he stands on the scripture "I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some. (1 Cor. 9:22b) Lastly, he is excited about ministry because he is excited about God.