Pastor Chris believes God has called him to mobilize a movement of believers to live beyond themselves and reach the world for Christ. After graduating from Chowan University with a business degree, God opened the path for Chris to serve in Christian Education. For the next 13 years, Chris served as a teacher, coach, Athletic Director, and Principal. In 2014, Chris' heart broke for the local church and God opened the door for him to begin serving the next four years at Grace Chapel, while obtaining his Master's Degree from Bible Baptist Seminary. God began birthing a desire to pastor a life-giving church and in 2018, he answered that call and became the lead pastor at Vision. He and his wife, Mandy, married in 2006 and they have one amazing daughter named Lily. Pastor Chris loves coffee, candy, anything Apple makes, NC State, escape rooms and exists to point people to life in Jesus Christ.
Pastor of Students & Worship Services
Joshua joined the staff at Vision in September of 2019. He believes God has called him to impact the world for Christ, as he lives for Him! He has served in student and worship ministry for the past 7 years both in Oxford, NC and Houston, TX. Joshua holds a certificate in Worship Leadership, and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in the Ministry of Worship. Joshua has a passion to see people come to a personal relationship with Jesus, and live their lives out of the overflow of that relationship. He is also passionate about helping believers worship Christ, not just through music, but with their lives. Joshua and his bride, Victoria, have two sweet boys: Asher and Alijah, and a third child due in 2020.
Vision Kid's Director
Jenny joined Vision in January of 2019 and she was called as the Kid's Director shortly after. Jenny has served with children basically all of her adult life. She has taught weekday preschool, directed VBS, taught small groups, and directed kids ministries. Her heart and passion is to see children become little disciples and experience God in a relevant and real way. She is excited about serving the kids and families of the community by encouraging, equipping and inspiring them to seek God, know God and share God. She is married to Kevin and they have three wonderful children - Emma, Tori Jo, and Autumn. She pulls for DUKE and enjoys reading, shopping at thrift stores, road trips and Dove chocolates!
Olive has been a member of Vision since 1994, where she began serving in the kids ministry. In January of 2006, Olive was asked to serve as the administrative assistant, where she gladly accepted the position. Olive serves many roles. She has a heart for Jesus and for the people of Vision. When you make a call to the church office, hers is the voice you will most likely hear. She has been married to Jimmy for 55 years. When she's not at Vision, you'll likely find Olive eating out, going shopping, going to movies, or hanging with her family.