Senior Pastor




Rev. Lance Bacon is an ordained bishop in the Church of God. He is married to the Rev. Crystal Bacon, and together they have four wonderful children whom they affectionately call “the Bacon bits.” Their pastoral ministry began in 2004 at the King George (Va.) Church of God. They have served as GDC’s pastors since 2012. Bacon earned his Master of Divinity from Regent University in 2016 and his PhD in Theology in 2022. He has taught at Regent since 2016 and delights in his role as an assistant professor of Christian Ministry, Theology, Ethics, and Doctrine. Prior to this, Bacon was the recipient of numerous national journalism awards during a 20-year career covering military issues and operations, and an 8-year Marine Corps veteran. He is author of the book Hero DogsSecret Missions and Selfless Service, and The Scariest Word in the Bible.