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Lisa Payne

Minister of Music

Lisa Payne is an Arlington native and has been attending GBC since she was six years old.
Lisa completed music courses at Northern Virginia Community College and is a former piano teacher.  Lisa feels music is a universal language and an integral part of the worship experience by singing praises and giving glory to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Ramona Hayashi

Church Administrator

Ramona is GBC's Administrator. She makes all the wheels turn and run smoothly on a day-to-day basis. Ramona joined GBC in August 2009.
Everyone in the neighborhood knows Ramona as she serves and lives in the community.

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Artemia T. Bates-Mendoza

Senior Pastor

Artemia was called to GBC January 4, 2015, as the Associate Pastor. She was called and ordained by this congregation to love and serve the people in 22204: a diverse and dynamic community located in the epicenter of South Arlington. In March of 2019, she was called as Senior Pastor of GBC after serving as an understudy of her good friend and mentor, Rev. Pamela Chisholm, who faithfully served GBC as Senior Pastor for ten years from 2009-2019.
A graduate of The John Leland Theological Seminary in Arlington, Artemia is a native to Northern Virginia with Hispanic roots.