Youth Pastor
Dr. William J. Crowder, Jr. “B.J.” Youth Minister

B.J. Crowder has been the Youth Pastor at Glen Allen Baptist Church since May, 2014.  He has a passion for working with middle and high school aged youth. Working with children and seeing their growth through Christ is very gratifying to B.J.  He is extremely excited about what the future holds for the Youth Department at Glen Allen Baptist Church.

Previously, B.J. has served as a pulpit supply and interim pastor for Dover Baptist Association. In addition, he has served in the youth ministry at Fort Lee Baptist Church and New Bridge Baptist Church. He was ordained into the Christian Ministry in 2010. B.J. is also employed by Henrico County Public Schools as Principal at the high school level.  Prior to being a Principal, B.J. served as a middle school Associate Principal and Assistant Principal.  B.J.’s teaching experience was at the high school level, where he also coached numerous sports (Director of Football Operations, Head Varsity Baseball Coach, and Head Varsity Golf Coach). He has over ten years of experience working with middle and high school children in the area of youth ministry and education.

B.J. holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (Virginia Commonwealth University), Master of Ministry (Colorado Theological Seminary), Education Specialist (The George Washington University), Doctor of Education (Liberty University), and a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Counseling (Colorado Theological Seminary).

B.J.’s wife, Julia, is a school administrator in the private school setting. They have a son, William III, who was born in June, 2016. In their free time they enjoy spending time with family, going to the Rappahannock River, and watching MLB baseball.

B.J.’s Contact Information

Cell Phone – (804) 426-2382             E-Mail –

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