Pastor Mike

Mike was raised in the church but never gave his heart to the Lord until he was 16 years old, but even then wasn't completely sold out. In 1987 at the age of 19, and after living a year and a half running from God while in the US Navy, Mike recommitted his life to Christ and has been passionately pursuing God ever since. He met Mary while on a short-term mission trip to Kiev, Ukraine in 1993 and they were married almost 2 years later. They are the proud parents of 4 wonderful children. Mike spent 6 years on staff at the Rock Church of Virginia Beach as the Youth Director and an associate pastor. He holds a BS in Organizational Leadership from Penn State University and a Masters of Divinity from Regent University. He is an avid Penn State fan, as well as a Pittsburgh Steelers & Penguins fan. Mike's greatest desire is to train and help people fulfill their God given destiny.

Pastor Mary

Mary was born in Fredericksburg, Va. where she was raised in the Catholic religion.  After being confirmed in the church, she began to drift from the church, as the world became more and more enticing.  In high school she was very in involved in sports, and while trying to fit in with the crowd, she began to attend the party scene.  The party lifestyle led not only to alcohol abuse, but also to daily use of other various drugs.  At age 17, after much family trauma and a struggle to graduate high school, Mary moved out and ended up in Baltimore, MD.  She was witnessed to by a few people, but the biggest turning point was when a friend of a friend, began to tell her about a place where God was real, and the people were true worshippers.  She talked about the Holy Spirit and how you could feel His presence.  Mary went to church with her the next day, and at age 18, she received salvation, baptism and the Holy Spirit at the Rock Church of Baltimore.  She has been serving Jesus Christ ever since, and is now an ordained minister.  She preaches regularly in the church and believes in the power of God to break bondages of sin and death.