Dan Keaton

Lead Pastor

Pastor Dan is originally from Pennsylvania, but grew up all over the Northeast (except for a 6 year stint in Brazil). He and his wife Stephanie met in college and were married their senior year. After college, they spent 5 years in the Finger Lake region of New York state, where Dan ministered as a youth pastor.

In June of 2007, they moved to Ridgefield, Connecticut where Dan served as Senior Pastor of Ridgefield Baptist Church. After 6 great years in New England, God called them to Shady Side to pastor SC3.

They have two boys (Judah and Truett) that keep them on their toes. In their free time, the Keatons love sports and spending time on the water.

zach wilkerson

assOCIATE pastor OF worship ministries

Zach is originally from Saratoga, New York, but has spent the past several years in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. From a young age, Zach experienced a passion for music, and began to feel God's call on his life to pursue music ministry. Zach has been a volunteer and part-time worship leader at various churches around Pennsylvania and New York before and during his college years at Lancaster Bible College. Zach met his wife Emily at LBC, and they were married this May. 

The Wilkersons enjoy board games, beaches, and anything with friends that feeds their outgoing natures.

Toni Baden

Director of CHILDRENs ministries

Toni Baden is a born and raised Washingtonian. She grew up in Chevely, MD and graduated from Fairmont High School where she met her husband, Dan. The Badens moved to Anne Arundel County in 1993 and have two children, James and Shannon. Mackenzie joined the family in September of 2015 when she married James. Dan and Toni were married at Central Baptist Church in Bladensburg, MD in 1987. They moved to West River in 1993 where they joined Riva Trace Baptist Church and served in the children's ministry . Toni enjoys her family, playing sports, scrapbooking, laughing, and cruising around in her punch buggy convertible.