Years of Service at TVBC: since January 2014

Born: Clanton, AL, September 22, 1954


Bachelor of Science, University of Montevallo, Montevallo, AL

Master of Divinity, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY, completed 1993

Prior Service in Pastoral Ministry

Calvary Baptist Church, New Salisbury, IN, 1991-1993

Highlands Baptist Church, Reedsport, OR, 1993-2000

Kennewick Baptist Church, Kennewick, WA, 2000-2007

First Baptist Church Boaz, Boaz, AL, 2007-2013


Wife - Victoria Joiner Pettijohn, married October 1975

Daughter - Andrea Courtney Pettijohn, born June 1977,

                   deceased April 2008

Son - Christopher Giles Pettijohn, born June 1981,

          deceased October 2015

Son - Chad Bryant Pettijohn, born August 1983,

          lives in Pasco, WA with his wife and seven children


Golf, reading, spending time with my family, cooking, following the Yankees, and watching Alabama Crimson Tide football

Hello, and welcome to the website
of Tammany View Baptist Church!
My name is Richard Pettijohn, and I serve as the pastor here at TVBC. I want you to know that I appreciate you taking the time to visit our website today! I am excited about all God is doing through the members and ministries of our church, and am eager to see what He will do in the future. We strive to keep Christ at the center of all we do here, and believe that He offers the only genuine hope available for mankind through His death and resurrection.  

Please accept my personal invitation for you to join us one Sunday morning (10:30) for worship. We enjoy welcoming guests and have a reputation for being a friendly and genuinely warm congregation. Our gospel-centered worship service offers the opportunity for praise through a balance of traditional hymns and contemporary songs; corporate and personal prayer; giving; and, the preaching of God’s Word. I am committed to preach a sermon each week based entirely on the Bible with relevant application. Our hope and prayer for each service is that all those in attendance will encounter the risen Christ and leave with a sense of having been challenged and equipped to make a difference in the world for Him.

There is a great deal of important information about TVBC available here on our website. I hope you will take the time to search through the site to learn more about us. If you have questions, please feel free to email me at, or call the church office at 208-746-5031. I believe TVBC is great place to worship, fellowship, serve, and grow in Christ, and I’d love the opportunity to meet you.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

In Christ,

Pastor Richard Pettijohn

Pastor's Suggested Reading List

“Forever: Why You Can’t Live Without It” Dr. Paul David Tripp

“The Conviction to Lead: 25 Principles for Leadership that Matters” Dr. Albert Mohler

“The Godly Man’s Picture” Thomas Watson

“The Purpose of Man: Designed to Worship” A. W. Tozer

“How the Bible Came to Be” J. Daniel Hays & J. Scott Duvall

“20 Compelling Evidences that God Exists” Kenneth Boa & Robert M. Bowman

“The Existence & Attributes of God” Stephen Charnock

“Rediscovering Holiness” J. I. Packer

“What Every Christian Needs to Know About the Qur’an” James R. White

“The Discipline of Grace” Jerry Bridges

“The Temple and the Tabernacle” J. Daniel Hays

“Why Believe the Bible” John MacArthur

“The Apostle: A Life of Paul” John Pollock

“A Praying Life” Paul Miller

“The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness” Kevin DeYoung

“Praying the Bible” Donald S. Whitney

“Beyond Opinion: Living the Faith We Believe” Ravi Zacharias

“Reverberation: How God’s Word Brings Light, Freedom, and Action to His People” Jonathan Leeman

“How to Talk to a Skeptic” Donald Johnson

“Unsilenced: How to Voice the Gospel” James Baccardo