Director of Communication
358-5458, ext 117
Jessica Ward (who prefers to be called “Jess”) has served Richmond's
Church since September 2013. She comes from a live, local TV news background
loves all things to do with journalism. Her vision for FBC is to make the
services easier to access digitally (webcast, broadcasts, podcasts) and most
importantly: in person.
Perhaps the most visible element of the Communication Ministry is the weekly
television program, which airs on Richmond's WRIC-TV8 and streamed live on
church's web site Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m. The media team also streams
WebClass Bible Study every Sunday starting at 10:00 a.m.
The Communication Ministry is also in charge of:
- The church's web site and social media pages
- The church’s online magazine, First Things First
- The Sunday bulletin
- The in-house newsletter, First Family News
- Advertising and public relations for the church
- The Media Resource Ministry, which duplicates and distributes DVDs &
- The Sound & Lighting Team, which provides technical support for
services and other events.
In case you’re curious, Jessica graduated Cum Laude from Emory & Henry
with two degrees: one in Mass Communications and one in English Literature.
her junior year, Jessica interned at WDBJ7 in Roanoke, VA where she was
(twice) as a temp worker during school vacations. Two weeks after
Jessica started her somewhat brief career as a TV News Producer at WCYB in
VA. She went on to work for WATE in Knoxville, TN and then NBC12 here in
Jessica grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where anything
less than four
inches of snow would never result in school closings. She is married to
who is an organist, Richmond paramedic, and loyal UNC fan.