Pastors (or elders) are biblically qualified men who oversee the local church, particularly through teaching God’s Word, praying, caring for church members, and training members to do the work of ministry. These are the men our congregation recognizes as elders.

– Ephesians 4; 1 Timothy 3:2-7; Titus 1:6-9; 1 Peter 5:1-3



Carey and his wife Erin married in January 2020 and are the parents of a son, Micah, and daughter, Keziah. Before coming to Norfolk, Carey served in various ministry positions at McLean Bible Church, Pillar Church of Washington, D.C., and Pillar Church of Dumfries, as well as several churches in West Palm Beach, FL, his hometown. He holds a B.A. in Marketing from Liberty University and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice College & Seminary.


Jonathan and his wife Quemeka met while in the Navy and married in October 2005. They are the parents of Jada, Jonah, Joshua, Jenesis and Justice. He enlisted in the Navy in September of 1998 and is currently serving as the Command Master Chief of Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Twelve (HM-12) in Norfolk, VA. While in the Navy, he has led various ministries serving alongside chaplains and shipmates proclaiming Christ and the Gospel. Jonathan was part of the launch team that planted Hampton Roads Fellowship in 2013 and served as a pastor at Hampton Roads Fellowship from September 2018 to July of 2022. He holds a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Liberty University. He is also a certified speaker, trainer and coach for Maxwell Leadership and the founder of Rivera Leadership.