Peter Witkowski

Peter serves as the senior Pastor of Amissville Baptist Church (ABC) located in Amissville, Virginia. Before arriving at the base of the Blue Ridge mountains, Peter worked as an intern at the Bible Church of Little Rock, ministered as a hospital Chaplain at Baptist Hospital East in Louisville, and served as the Associate Pastor of Preschool and Children’s Pastor at First Baptist Church Eastman.

Peter earned his Master of Divinity Degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012. Seeking to put his theology into action, he became a certified member of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) in 2016. In his free time, he works on PhD. in Church History at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Before turning to theology, he received Bachelor of Art Degrees in History and French from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Go Trojans!

While at Southern Seminary, he encountered something far greater than the glories of Reformation which have shaped his understanding of theology. He met and married the one and only April Witkowski. They have three wonderful children. Sadly, the love of his life died in June of 2022 after a three-year battle with breast cancer. Peter is now adjusting to the world of being a single dad.

In addition to preaching, counseling and celebrating all things Chicago, Peter loves to write about theology. His articles have been featured at Credo Magazine, the Family Research Council website and

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Finding Clarity in Confusion: Understanding Lloyd-Jones’s 1966 Address

The following was published at Credo Magazine which is an excellent theological resource for scholar, pastors, and lay readers! I highly encourage you to visit their sight. Confusion hung over the crowd of the Second National Assembly of Evangelicals like a cloud of secondhand smoke. Moments earlier, the famed pastor D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones had appealed…

Memo: April’s Breast Cancer Announcement

Our hearts grinded to an abrupt stop on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Like standing on an island of doom in the middle of a Walmart shopping aisle, first April and then I could only hear two words echoing over the waves of life: “metastatic cancer.” The day before my dear wife, April, had…

Why You Got David and Goliath Wrong

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