Pastor Chris Miller
Pastor Miller grew up in Gambrills, MD and aspired to be a professional jazz trombonist. While at Towson University, he recommitted his life to Christ and began teaching music and Bible in the Christian school. Chris responded to God’s call to local church ministry and completed his Master of Divinity at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris has served as both a youth pastor and an associate pastor and is now the Senior Pastor at Living Hope Baptist Church in Reisterstown, Maryland.
Chris met his lovely wife, Dana, while teaching at Grace Christian School, Bowie, MD. Together they have two handsome sons: Benjamin and Josiah. Chris’s desire for Living Hope is to develop committed disciples of Christ who love and impact their community, because he believes that genuine faith necessitates action (James 2:14-26).
Pastor Bill Bianco
Pastor Bill is the Pastor of Children and Administration. After growing up in Warren, Ohio, Bill joined the United States Navy and served for six years, where, at the age of 23, he accepted Christ as his Savior prior to his discharge. Upon his graduation from Cedarville University, he served as an associate pastor and then as a senior pastor in Ohio. He then followed God’s call to become a Missionary with Awana Clubs International in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC region before coming to Living Hope Baptist Church.
Bill was married to his wife Judi for 31 years before she went to be with the Savior in 2016. Bill has two adult sons, Nic and Noah. Bill’s vision is to see the children and youth come to know, love and serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
Rich hails from beautiful College Park, Maryland where he became a follower of Jesus at 16 years old. He completed his Master of Music degree in vocal performance and planned on a career in opera. He went on to do post graduate work at the American Institute for Musical Studies in Graz, Austria where he was offered a contract at a German opera house. The Lord however had other plans in mind and not long after his return to the States he accepted the call to become the Music Director at Living Hope Baptist Church. Rich has also served as youth leader and is a certified trainer in Evangelism Explosion.
Rich met his charming wife Chrissee while they were both music majors at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. They have three children, Laura, Glen, and Nathan and 7 grandchildren. Rich has enjoyed serving the flock at Living Hope for over 30 years and seeing all the work the Lord has done and will continue to do in the lives of His people and those yet to become His.