Family: Pastor Adam grew up in Maiden, NC but has lived most of his adult life in Virginia. He met his wife Lacy on a blind date that their mothers set up!  They were married in November of 2009.  They have 5 amazing kids- Abel, Asher, Adah, Ammiel, and Amos. 

 

Education: Pastor Adam graduated with his B.S. in Christian Ministries from Emmanuel College, and his Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Ministries from Liberty University.

 

Favorite Food/Restaurants: Pastor Adam could eat a cheeseburger every day of his life! He also loves pizza! His favorite restaurants are: Longhorn, Carrabba’s, Don Tequilas… Original Italian’s Pizza, Nick’s Steak Subs, JJ’s Wings, and Todd’s Cheeseburgers.

 

Favorite Music/Artists: Pastor Adam has a secret love for country music. He grew up around country and it has stuck with him. Some of his favorite artist are; Keith Urban, Eric Church, Kenny Chesney, Brooks and Dunn, Shane and Shane, and Jason Aldean.  His favorite worship leader is Charlie Hall. His favorite worship bands are; Elevation, Maverick City Music, North Point Worship, Passion, and Hilsong. This is going to date him but his favorite band of all time is… Creed. 

 

Favorite Books:

  • Share Jesus Without Fear – William Fay,
  • Prayer The Timeless Secret of High Impact Leaders – Dave Earley,
  • Where the Red Fern Grows – Wilson Rawls,
  • Habitudes – Dr. Tim Elmore

 

Favorite Sports Teams: Pastor Adam is a UNC Tar Heel through and through. He says unlike other people, he roots for his team in all sports, win, lose, or draw! He also cheers for the Carolina Panthers and the Atlanta Braves. And he roots extra hard for any team his kids are apart of!  

 

Favorite Bible verse: Romans 5:8 – “8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” 

 

2 Corinthians 13:14 – “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”

 

Favorite Quote: “Evangelism is not a project, but a lifestyle.” – William Fay 

 

Something most people don’t know about him/her: When Pastor Adam was a senior in High School he won the “Sewer of the Year” award as the top sower in his class. 

 

Why does he/she love BVPHC? Pastor Adam has never experienced a body of people so welcoming and hospitable. Everyone is family at BVPHC!

Family: Angie has been married to Mike, her college sweetheart, since 1993 and has two grown children (Lauren and Zachary) who both reside within a few short hours away. She recently gained a handsome son-in-law and beautiful daughter-in-law (Josh

and Mary). She has two fur babies Maggie and Copper! Angie is a native Virginian and is blessed to live in the same state as most of her family.

 

Education: Angie received her BS in Religion from Emmanuel College and is a licensed and ordained minister through the IPHC.

 

Favorite Food/Restaurant: Angie absolutely LOVES to cook and try new recipes. Pasta is her love language! She enjoys all types of foods and can be spotted at all local restaurants. Whether it is  Mexican, American, Thai or Greek, she is extremely adventurous when it comes to her taste buds!

 

Favorite Sports Team: Angie really enjoys watching college sports over any professional teams. She is a Tarheel and Virginia Tech fan and supports all ACC teams! Angie is ultimately a fan of the underdog. She will pull for any team playing the Dallas Cowboys!!

 

Hobbies/Interests: Angie really loves to spend time with her family and friends, cooking, game nights, and all things having to do with children! She enjoys zip lining, theme parks, and going to the beach. She loves to express her creative abilities through writing skits, plays, curriculum, and songs. Event planning is right up her alley.

 

Bible Verse(s): Philippians 1:6 “Being confident of this, that HE who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

 

What most people don’t know about her: Angie is a HUGE prankster and loves to play practical jokes! Just ask the other staff members as they have been the recipients and have been scared by her antics on numerous occasions!

 

Why does she love BVPHC? Angie loves the small hometown community and the genuine love and acceptance of the church family and the community.

Family: Pastor Tristen grew up in Greenville, NC but spent most of his college years in Georgia. He is married to his beautiful wife Lauren and they have a cat named Shadow and a Dog named Dansby.

 

Education: Pastor Tristen graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Christian ministries at Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia.

 

Favorite Food/Restaurants: Pastor Tristen loves to cook especially for events and enjoys hosting gatherings at his house. His favorite thing to cook is pasta but his favorite thing to eat is fresh seafood or sushi. It reminds him of the summers he spent with his grandparents Down East. His favorite restaurant to go to locally is the Golden Garden in Lexington. The best restaurant he has ever been to is called the Local Goat in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 

 

Favorite music/Artists: Pastor Tristen loves just about all music (except for classical). The main type of music he likes is rap or punk rock music. His favorite artist are, NF, Lecrae, Paramore, Green Day, Creed, All time Low, Fall out boy, Elevation worship, Bethel, HillSong and Maverick city music. 

 

Favorite books: “A Tale of Three Kings” by Gene Edwards, “The Reason for God” by Timothy Keller, “Forgotten God” by Francis Chan, “How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge” by Scroggins.

 

Favorite Sports Team: Pastor Tristen is a huge Carolina Hurricanes fan. He watches their hockey games like clock work. He is also a big Duke fan and an even bigger Braves fan. (Hence why his dogs name is Dansby after the Atlanta Braves shortstop) 

 

Favorite Bible Verse: Romans 1:16-For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.

 

Ephesians 2:4-5: But because of his great love for us,God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved.

 

Favorite Quote: “Church is not a museum for saints but rather a hospital for sinners” Unknown

 

Something most people don’t know about him?: Pastor Tristen plays hockey video games in tournaments and is starting a twitch channel for video games for youth. 

 

Why does he love BVPHC?: Pastor Tristen loves BVPHC because it is a place where he has learned to grow but also a place where he feels at home with his wife. The people at BVPHC are truly the most loving and welcoming people he has ever met.

Family- I grew up in Buena Vista. I met my husband, Kevin in highschool. After dating for 4 years we got married in 1986. We have been married for 35 years and we have 3 daughters, Shaina, Morgan and Hannah. Our girls have blessed us with 4 grandchildren.

 

Education– High School Graduate Parry McCluer High School.

 

Favorite Food/Restaurant- Steak, Crab legs and Spaghetti are my favorite foods. I actually enjoy most all foods. My favorite restaurants are Olive Garden, Texas Steakhouse, and McDonald’s. My favorite local restaurants are Kenny’s (Burgers), Don Tequilas, and Nicks Pizza. 

 

Favorite music/Artists- I love listening to music. I am very diverse in my music choices. A few of my favorite artists are Maroon 5, Pink, Mercy Me, Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Michael Jackson, Prince, Bob Seger, AJR and Mandisa.

 

Books & Sports- I don’t really have a favorite book or sports team. I don’t take the time to sit down and read books or watch sports. I am to busy thinking of some kind of work I could be doing. 

 

Favorite quote/Bible verse- Everything happens for a reason. Nothing occurs by chance, it’s all part of God’s divine plan. Learn to trust it and go where he heads.

 

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope & a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

 

Something people don’t know about me- I have a passion to help people in need. 

 

Why does she love BVPHC- I went to BVPHC when I was a child. Here I am 45 years later and the Lord has lead me back to this church. It feels like home to me in this season of my life.

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