Joel Gilbert, Pastor


Though originally from California, Pastor Joel has called Maryland his home since the early 1980’s and has called Poolesville Baptist his church home since April 2019.  He has a Music Composition degree from Taylor University and an Mdiv in Pastoral Ministry from Liberty.  Joel has served as a Pastor here in Montgomery County for over 20 years.

 Joel and his wife Danielle met in high school and got married in 1994.  They have three kids - Zack (1998), Melody (2000), and Zoe (2007).  When not involved in church activities, you’ll find the Gilberts participating in school events at Washington Christian, traveling or enjoying a movie together.


Lay Elders

Carl Adema and Vern Souder


Zech Zoerner, Dan McNeal, Robert Heckathorn, Lori Volkle, Sue Ennis

Office Manager: Reneta Funk

Reneta has served PBC since 2009 as our office manager and has attended PBC since 1997.  She loves to use her gifts and talents to serve the Lord and help others.