Church Staff


Dr. Robert Putt (Senior Pastor)

Dr. Putt is a native of Big Island VA. He has degrees from Bluefield College, Radford University, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. Dr. Putt has been a Youth Minister, Minister of Education, Associate Pastor and Pastor. He has served as Director of Missions for Pittsylvania Baptist Association and most recently as Director of the Lynchburg Baptist Association. He serves as Adjunct Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Lynchburg College. He is married to Vicky Humphreys and has three daughters, Ashley, Jami and Chelsey.

Twitter: @RobertPutt4

Phone ext. 15


Rev. Randy Kent (Music Minister)

Randy Kent began serving West Lynchburg Baptist Church as Minister of Music and Senior Adults in February of 2004. He came to West Lynchburg after serving as Minister of Music at First Baptist Church of Fairborn, Ohio, from 1996 - 2004. He has also served previously in: First Baptist Church of Laredo, Texas; Bethesda Baptist Church in Burleson, Texas; First Southern Baptist Church of Clairemont in San Diego, California; and Calvary Baptist Church in Chula Vista, California. Randy grew up in Poway, California, (a suburb of San Diego). He attended San Diego State University where he met his wife, Jeanne, in Concert Choir. They graduated together in 1983, both with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. In 1989, Randy received his Master of Music in Church Music degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Randy married Jeanne Ramel on August 1, 1981. They have two children: Dawn, a recent psychology graduate of Liberty University, who is now pursuing a nursing degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and Daniel, a senior at Liberty University pursuing a music degree with an emphasis in percussion. Randy’s hobbies include: bicycling, fixing whatever needs to be fixed around the house, keeping up the yard, ringing in the Bells of the Blue Ridge (a community handbell choir in Lynchburg), singing in the Virginia Baptist Male Chorale, and writing and arranging music. Under his legal name, David R. Kent, he has published several arrangements and compositions for handbells with six different publishers, including LifeWay.

Phone ext. 13


Rev. Tony Wheeler (Minister to Students)

Tony Wheeler is from Richmond, VA. He has a degree from Clearwater Christian College in Church Ministries and Minor in History. Tony has been working with students for 17 years. He loves Jesus and is passionate about prayer and discipling youth. Tony joined the staff of West Lynchburg Baptist Church in the summer of 2015. Tony is married to his wife Jessie and they have a son. They enjoy running, evening walks, and being together as a family.

Twitter: @PastorTonyWLBC

Phone ext. 14


Pam Anderson (Financial Secretary)

Pam Anderson has served as Financial Secretary at West Lynchburg since 1988.  She grew up in Rockford, Illinois, and came to Lynchburg in 1983 to attend Liberty University.  She met her husband Ron while working in Lynchburg and they now reside in the Forest area.  They have two daughters, Brittany and Brooke (w/ son-in-law, Dan).  Pam’s hobbies include spending time with her family, playing the piano, scrapbooking, reading and vacationing.

Phone ext. 12


Nancy Johnson (Administrative Ministry Assistant)

Nancy Johnson has been on staff here at WLBC as the Administrative Ministry Assistant since 2011. She grew up in Flushing, Michigan and came to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University; graduating with a Psychology degree. She married Mark Johnson of Madison Heights in 1985 and they have 3 grown children; daughter, Holly, son, Taylor and daughter, Emily & wonderful son-in-law, Scotty. They have also been blessed with six beautiful grand-children. In Nancy's free time she enjoys being with family, traveling, playing with her grandkids, reading, watching old movies, singing,  and writing.

Phone ext. 10