Our Pastor

Meet Our Pastor

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 8.09.37 PMPastor Tyree graduated from Marshall University 1995 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree.  He entered into management with the Kroger Co. seeking to advance his career through that corporation.  However, the Lord had other plans.  By the end of his first year in management Bro. Tyree surrendered to preach God’s Word.  He would spend the next five years training under the leadership of Pastor Don Irby at Abundant Life Baptist Church.  There he would eventually serve as Youth Pastor.

On August 18, 2002, Ronnie Tyree became the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Chesapeake.  Prior to his coming the church had suffered a decline with only four members remaining.  They were praying for God’s man to fill the pulpit and lead the church to growth.  The Lord worked in Bro. Tyree’s heart giving him a burden and vision for the ministry in Chesapeake and surrounding area.  Through prayer, soul winning, hard work and loving people our church began to grow.  By 2006 the church was able to support Bro. Tyree as our full-time pastor.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 8.09.47 PMPreacher & His Wife Amanda have six children in their home.  Hunter, Samuel, Luke & Julia Tyree and Ronnie, and Seth Anderson.  They count it a joy and a privilege to serve the Lord at First Baptist Church of Chesapeake.