Our Pastor



     Reverend Dr. Henry P. During, Jr., is one of eleven grandchildren reared by his grandmother, Lucinda During. He is married to the former Juanita Michelle Queen. They are the proud parents of four children: Shunteal, Devon (deceased), Myeesha, and Zariah, and grandparents of D’Anderi, Reaghan Jade, Bryleigh, and Nasir Alexander.          
     Dr. During graduated from Garfield Senior High School in Prince William County, Virginia. He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hampton University, a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Triangle Bible Institute (TBI), a Master of Education Degree from Regent University, and a Doctorate in Christian Education from the Southwest Bible College & Seminary. He is also currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry Doctoral program at the Virginia University of Lynchburg (Leonard N. Smith Fellow).
     Dr. During served as Assistant Pastor and Administrator for 12 years and became the 8th Pastor of Star Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church on June 1, 2008. Under his dynamic leadership, the church is experiencing tremendous growth numerically and spiritually. He was honored to deliver the invocation for the Virginia House of Delegates 2008 session and the 2009 Virginia State Republican Convention. 


     Dr. During serves as Principal of the Star Bethlehem Christian Academy and President and faculty member for Triangle Bible Institute. Some of the courses taught by Dr. During include: Servant Leadership, Homiletics, Hermeneutics, and Practicum in Ministry. His spiritual and natural gifting has allowed him to minister throughout various parts of the country and the world as revivalist, conference speaker, and instructor. His weekly “Beyond the Walls” television broadcasts can be seen on Comcast (Channel 2) at 8:00 pm on Fridays and on WDCA 20 at 4:30 am on Sundays.

     Dr. During’s affiliations and memberships include, but are not limited to: the Hampton University Ministers' Conference, Prince William County Community Leadership Institute, Southwest Bible College and Seminary Advisory Board, the Northern Virginia Clergy Council for the Prevention of HIV/AIDS, and the Commission on Christian Education, Baptist General Convention of VA. He also served as 2nd Vice President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention, Inc., Virginia Fellowship and 3rd Vice Moderator of the Northern Virginia Baptist Association. Pastor During was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honor Society.
     During his leisure time, he enjoys spending time with his family, studying God’s Word, reading, golfing, and fellow-shipping with the people of God.

    Dr. During’s favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”