Broadus Staff

Phil Peacock, Senior Pastor
Phil grew up as an “MK” (missionary kid) in South Korea.  After returning to the States, he earned degrees from Mississippi College and Southeastern Baptist Seminary.  His first pastorate was a nine year ministry in Greene County, Virginia.  While there in 1993, he married Amber Rhodes, also an MK.  They have three children – Seth, Melody and Cara.  Phil has been at Broadus since September 1998, just the fourth pastor in the past 100 years.  Amber teaches a thriving Sunday School class, and the kids are also very involved in church activities and ministries.  In addition to church work, Phil enjoys gardening, fishing, building things, and spending quality time with his family.
Randy Cooksey, Minister of Youth
Randy joined the Broadus family in December 2012.  He and his wife Christy were married in 1998, and they have three sons – Cameron, Cody and Cole.  Randy has been involved in youth ministry since 2003.  Before that, he was involved in ministry at a Christian school as Athletic Director and varsity basketball coach, as well as teaching Bible, P.E. and several other classes.  Randy is committed to building relationships with students and helping them discover the plans God has for their lives.  In sports, he’s a big Duke fan!
Carol Golden, Minister of Music
Carol grew up in the Charlottesville area but has called Mechanicsville her home for over 25 years.  She has been a part of the Broadus family since 1996 and joined our staff in November of 2003.  Previously she had served at several other churches as part-time Minister of Music and/or Accompanist.  Carol has three children and three grandchildren.
Jeff Poythress, Minister of Missions & Hebron Site Pastor
Jeff, the newest member of our staff, joined the team in January 2016.  He has served in many areas of the church including inner-city ministry and addiction recovery as a lay leader and working with children and youth before coming to Broadus.  He graduated from Longwood College and later graduated from Baptist Theological Seminary of Richmond with a Masters of Divinity.  Jeff and Cathy began dating while serving together in the inner-city ministry and have been married since 2002.  He is passionate about helping people find their ministry in life.  Jeff loves sports, cooking out, spending time with friends and family, and he’s a huge history buff.
Karen Tucker, Minister of Children and Families
Karen was a volunteer church leader for many years, and eventually made a decision to follow His calling and changed careers from business to ministry. She joined the Broadus staff in July 2008. She loves Bible School and finding creative ways to mix children with mission projects where even the smallest child can participate.  Karen and her husband Ran are VCU School of Business graduates and avid Rams Basketball fans. They enjoy being outdoors exploring God’s creation by hiking, canoeing, camping, gardening; and she’s always looking for new plants, bugs & critters for those Children’s Messages!
Ellis Dunton, Organist
Ellis has been making music at Broadus since 1981 and has the longest tenure of any staff member.  She plays for the worship services and helps our many choirs and the praise team.  Besides playing the piano, organ or keyboard as needed, she is also part of the worship planning team.  Ellis teaches private music lessons and is an accompanist at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond.  She is married to Carl Monfalcone.
Buddy Crawford, Custodian
Buddy joined the staff in May 2016.  He and his wife Renee are active members of Broadus. They have three daughters and four grandchildren.  Buddy retired from Philip Morris after 32 years and he loves gardening and going camping.  
Gladys Seymour, Office Manager
Gladys joined our staff back in February 2003.  She coordinates the smooth running of the office on Mondays and Wednesdays, sharing the position with Dare.  Gladys is a member of The Church of the Redeemer, and she has three children and three grandchildren spread out from Connecticut to Florida.
Dare Wright, Office Manager
Dare has been a member of Broadus since 1953.  She retired from being the full-time office manager in 2000 after 14 years service, only to be brought back on board in July of 2002.  She now shares the position with Gladys, handling the office on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Dare is a member of the Vota Vita Sunday School Class.  Her daughter, son-in-law and granddaughter are also active at Broadus.