We have a new Pastor, William Collins III. He was born in Norfolk, Virginia and grew up in a loving family, the youngest of 4 children. He spent his early years in Georgia where his father served in ministry. Following High School, Will entered University of Maryland to study Pre-Law. While there he experienced the sudden accidental death of his best friend. This led to accepting a 6 month Study Abroad program in South Africa, and focused time and energy on reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa. His journey took him to other countries too. He then moved to Brooklyn, New York and served as evangelist, counselor and teacher for Metro Ministries, one of the largest youth ministries in the world. He worked with many underprivileged youth from the Boroughs. He produced videos documenting the plight of poor youth around the world, including abandoned newborns in Haiti, crack-addicted babies in the Bronx and homeless kids living in trash dumps. His calling then led him to return to Norfolk, Virginia where he has dedicated himself to serving our community. He was on the Board of Directors for Friends of Norfolk Juvenile Court, a Mentor for Norfolk Public Schools, Member of Community Housing Development Organization, and Tidewater Emmaus. Currently, Will works full time from his home for Center for Medicare Services. He was certified as a Church Planter with the V3 Church Plant Movement, and is also a certified life coach. He was raised in the Baptist Church and received his license to preach in 2013 at New Calvary Baptist. Then moved to Foundry United Methodist Church and served as Worship Leader, Bible Study Teacher and Leadership Training, as well as preaching. William is a servant leader with a vision and passion for ministry. He is dedicated to progressively leading the Body of Christ in the twenty-first century. Will Collins states his most important accomplishment is the “ love of my life, my wife Kelly, and our three daughter:Micah (13), Eliana (5) and Ava ( 3).” 

Chip Artz  Board Chairman


Secretary/Music Carolyn Jones

Music Director Carolyn Jones

Secretary Sallie Chuma