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. They are also grandparents of D’Anderi, Reaghan, Bryleigh, and Nasir. 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, a Master of Education Degree from Regent University, and a Doctorate in Christian Education from the Southwest Bible College & Seminary. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry Degree at the Virginia University of Lynchburg (Leonard N. Smith Fellow). Dr. During served as Assistant Pastor and Administrator for 12 years under the dynamic leadership of Rev. Dr. Frederick S. Jones and became the 8th Pastor of Star Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church on June 1, 2008. Under his dynamic leadership, the church is experiencing tremendousgrowth numerically and spiritually. He also serves as Principal of the Star Bethlehem Christian Academy and President and faculty member for Triangle Bible Institute.

 His weekly “Beyond the Walls” television broadcasts can be seen on local Comcast (Channel 2) at 8:00 pm on Fridays and on regional WDCA 20 at 4:30 am on Sundays. 

     Dr. During’s spiritual and natural gifting has allowed him to minister throughout various parts of the country and the world as revivalist, conference speaker, and instructor. He was honored to deliver the invocation for the Virginia House of Delegates 2008 session, the 2009 Virginia State Republican Convention, and the Virginia State Senate 2018 session. . Most recently, he was invited to serve as presenter at the historic Hampton University Ministers’ Conference Leadership Development Academy 2017 and 2018 sessions. Dr. During’s affiliations and memberships include, but are not limited to: The Kingdom Association of Covenant Pastors, Bishop Walter S. Thomas, Presiding Prelate, 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 life’s verse is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”