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. After graduating LBC in May, he moved to Maryland to begin his first position as a full-time worship pastor at SC3.


Zach enjoys learning new instruments, board games, beaches, and anything with friends that feeds his outgoing nature.

Joanne Nelligan,office manager

Joanne grew up as a military kid as her dad was in the Navy for 22 years. She was born in Bath, ME and lived in Corpus Christi, TX, Oakland, CA, Jacksonville, FL, and (when her dad retired) Woodbridge, VA. Joanne met John Nelligan while on a white water rafting trip down the Youghiogheny River in 1974, and a year later they were married. God blessed them with three beautiful children: Joseph, and twins Jennette and Mary-Anne. They are also blessed with daughter-in-law Ashley, and 3 beautiful grandchildren (Amie, Kaylynn and Jacob). 


Joanne worked in the Federal Service with the Patent Office in 1972 as a Clerk Stenographer and retired in 2008 from the Department of State as a Senior Analyst. In 1996 while on a Women’s Retreat, she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Joanne strives daily to follow Him and to be obedient to His Word. Joanne serves SC3 in many ways: Office Manager, Bookkeeper, Trustee (Financial Secretary), Greeter and giver of many hugs.

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.