PASTOR Greg Corcoran

greg@battlefieldbaptist.org

Greg received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior on September 16, 1980, while attending a revival meeting at Calvary Road Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia.  After joining the U.S. Marine Corps in 1985, his relationship with The Lord really began to develop when a fellow marine challenged him to "walk his talk."  After that, Greg began serving The Lord in various church ministries wherever he was stationed.


After marrying on August 3, 1991, Greg and his wife Krista served The Lord at Parham Road Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia.  In June of 1992, the couple moved to Northern Virginia, when Greg transferred his active duty status to the U.S. Army. 


The Corcorans initially became members of Battlefield Baptist Church in July 1993.  Four years later during a Missions Revival, Greg and his wife both surrendered their lives to full-time Christian service and immediately began moving towards fulfillment of that commitment.  Over the next 9 years, they were trained and served in various leadership capacities within the church.  In late 2006, after more than 21 years of collective service in the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Army, Greg retired at the rank of Sergeant Major, ending his active duty military service; he was awarded The Legion of Merit for his exceptionally meritorious service to the nation at that time.


Heeding God's call, Greg immediately enrolled in Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, to begin his formal education.  Soon afterwards, he began leading the College & Career Ministry at Park Crest Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri.  After graduating Summa Cum Laude, Greg joined the full-time pastoral staff at Park Crest Baptist as the Associate Pastor.  in July 2012, Greg was led by God to return to Battlefield Baptist Church as the Assistant Pastor.  In November 2013, the congregation voted by an overwhelming majority to call Greg as the Senior Pastor of Battlefield Baptist Church.


Greg and his wife Krista have been married for nearly 27 years, and have two boys, Colby and Casey.  Colby is a graduate of Liberty University and now serves on staff at Battlefield Baptist Church also.  Casey is a bright and very energetic Senior in High School.  The Corcorans have also been blessed by God over the past 10 years with Lauren, the "daughter" they always wanted.  She is now 28 years old, resides in Florida, and has been assisting with a new church plant. 

MINISTRY LEADERS


  • LARRY OWENS - Member care & OUTREACH PASTOR

    LARRY@battlefieldbaptist.org

    Larry trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at the age of 11, during VBS at Central Baptist Church in Occoquan, Virginia. He married Jackie, his high school sweetheart, in December 1975, and graduated from the University of Richmond in May 1976, with a degree in Business.


    After moving to Warrenton, Virginia in August of 1993, Larry and his family immediately began attending Battlefield Baptist Church. The Lord initially opened an opportunity for Larry to join the staff at Battlefield in 1999. After taking a missions trip to Zambia, Africa in July 2001, he and his wife knew that God had called them to return to Zambia as full-time career missionaries.


    Amazingly, God immediately opened the door for Larry and Jackie to attend Atlantic Baptist Bible College in Chester, Virginia, and graduate in May 2003 with a Masters of Ministry degree. The couple arrived and began ministry in Zambia in January 2005. After serving faithfully for two years, The Lord redirected the Owens to Sierra Leone, West Africa in 2007 while on furlough. Over the next five years, they were used by God where five churches were planted from their ministry. However, back surgery at the end of 2012 ended any hopes of returning to a third-world mission field.


    Still passionate about serving The Lord and people, Larry once again joined the team at Battlefield and now serves as the Member Care & Outreach Pastor.  Larry and Jackie have three children and six grandchildren.

  • Travis Owens - STUDENT MINISTRY DIRECTOR

    tRAVIS@BATTLEFIELDBAPTIST.ORG

    A long-time member of Battlefield Baptist Church, Travis Owens now leads our Student Ministry {Grades 6-12} and this generation's young people.  


    Before assuming this role, Travis served as a counselor for more than three years.  In 2014, he felt God's call on his life to do more, and began the process of preparing himself for a lifetime of service. In order to fulfill that which The Lord has called him to, Travis is currently pursuing his ministry degree and education through Piedmont International University, in Winston-Salem, NC.


    Travis is passionate about reaching and educating young people with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ!  Travis' wife, Megan, serves by his side and is eager to see what God will do through their ministry in the days ahead.

  • COLBY CORCORAN - CHILDREN's & MEDIA MINISTRY DIRECTOR Colby@battlefieldbaptist.org

    Having trusted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior just before his 5th birthday in the parking lot of Battlefield Baptist Church, Colby grew up at Battlefield for the majority of his life. After studying music performance for one year at The University of Arkansas, Colby transferred to Liberty University. On November 24, 2013, believing it was God’s desire for him, Colby surrendered his life to full-time ministry during a worship service at Battlefield.


    During his senior year, Colby gained some valuable ministry experience while serving as an intern at Heritage Baptist Church in Ashburn, Virginia. After graduating from Liberty University in May of 2016 with a degree in Pastoral Leadership, he accepted a position at Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. For nearly two years, Colby served as the Children’s Ministry Director for the 1st-3rd Grade ministry. Now, he has the privilege of providing leadership back at his home church in both Children’s and Media ministries.


    Colby and his wife, Taylor, are very excited to be a part of what God is doing in and through Battlefield Baptist Church, and look forward to the days of ministry ahead.

  • BETH TATE - CHILDREN's MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    Beth@battlefieldbaptist.org

    Beth was saved at the age of 11 while attending Bible camp in Browns Mills, New Jersey. Growing up in the shore area of New Jersey Beth spent high school and college summers serving in the children’s ministry program at Ocean Grove's Camp Meeting Association.


    Beth graduated from Monmouth University in 2004 with a BA in Political Science concentrating in Public Policy. Shortly after graduating Beth moved to the DC Metro area to pursue a career in politics.


    After a 14 year career in politics, Beth knew The Lord was calling her to something else, something bigger, and on October 8, 2017, He made it abundantly clear during Battlefield Baptist Church's Missions Revival that Children’s Ministry was where He wanted her to serve. Beth surrendered her life to The Lord’s plan that day and began walking the path towards a role in Children’s Ministry.

    Beth is passionate about cultivating a love of Jesus Christ and a spirit of serving Him & others in Children. She is very excited to see what The Lord has in store for her and the Children’s Ministry here at Battlefield. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Ministry at Piedmont International University.


    Beth and her husband, John, reside in Warrenton with their three rescue dogs, Charlotte, Bristol, and Marley.

MINISTRY Support Staff

  • CARL PEARSON

    FACILITIES MANAGER

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  • Abby Lawson

    ADMINISTRATIVE Secretary

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  • Krista Corcoran

    Financial Secretary

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  • Frances Shaffer

    Receptionist

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