Senior Minister, Randy.Childress@kccfamily.org
Randy has served as the Senior Minister of Kempsville Christian Church since January 12, 1987. At that time the church was averaging 150 in worship attendance. In the last few years, Kempsville has gone through a growth spurt and is now averaging nearly 600.
His education comes from University of Virginia, Wise (Biology) with Bible and Ministry courses from the Grundy Bible Institute. He has published articles in the Restoration Herald, the Christian Standard and in the local newspaper, the Virginian Pilot. He is a past director with the Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship and has served churches in Elizabethton, Tennessee; Grundy, Richlands and Virginia Beach, Virginia.
"My emphasis in ministry here at Kempsville has been two fold: (1) Expository preaching from the Word of God and (2) Team based ministries.
I think both of them have helped Kempsville to become a solid, Bible based church. It's wonderful to have so many partners in ministry."
Randy and his wife, Sandra, have been married for 37 years, have three sons and 6 grandchildren.
Associate Minister, Josh.Childress@kccfamily.org
Josh has received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biblical Studies at Atlanta Christian College in Atlanta, Georgia (www.acc.edu) in 1999. He has served in the Public Relations Department at ACC prior to serving at First Christian Church in Carrollton, GA. He currently resides in Great Bridge with his lovely wife Wendy and three children, Caleb, Tannah and Isaac. Josh has a passion for rising up families in the church to love, worship and serve the Lord together, challenging the family to complete surrender in their relationship with Jesus Christ and with each other. He desires to create an atmosphere at Kempsville where no one stands alone and all are part of the community.
Worship Minister, Daniel.Kline@kccfamily.org
Daniel is graciously gifted by God in music and drama. He studied music at Butler County Community College in PA. Beginning in childhood, he has been a soloist, choir member, actor, and instrumentalist and has been directing choirs since his teen years. Dan has served as Music & Worship Director at Poplar Springs Church of Christ in King, NC and interim at First Christian Church of Tarpon Springs, FL. Dan and Deanna love being married and having three boys- Tyler, Nathan, and Stephen.
Family/Youth Minister, Ryan.Croft@kccfamily.org
Ryan has received his Associates Degree at Truett-McConnell College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Preaching and Church Leadership from Johnson University in December 2012. He has five years experience working in Christian radio, three years experience as an Outdoor Adventure Director, and over 12 years of youth ministry experience.
Ryan and his wife Mala have been married for 16 years and they have 2 children, 13 year old Thomas and 22 year old Laurel who resides in GA with her husband and their two children.
Ryan’s desire in life is to serve Christ above all else. While in high school in Cartersville Georgia, he felt God’s calling into ministry, and has been progressing in that direction ever since. Upon completing his Associates degree, he entered into ministry with Immanuel Broadcasting, a Christian radio station. Ryan has served as a youth pastor with Community Christian Church for 10 years and before that with Adairsville First Baptist Church. Ryan comes to KCC with the desire to see youth develop a strong relationship with Christ; to promote deeper community among the youth; to empower youth and their families to connect and invest in each other’s lives; and to create opportunities for families to serve in ministry together.
Children's Minister, Scott.Barritt@kccfamily.org
Scott Barritt is a 17 year veteran educator. He served as a volunteer in youth ministry for 17 years at various churches before moving on to be the part-time youth minister at Celebration Christian Church in Suffolk. Scott came to Kempsville Christian Church to be the interim youth minister and has moved into his current ministry with the Children’s Ministry. He has a God given passion to work with young people. His experience in working with students with special needs adds to his ability to work with all ages. He currently resides in Chesapeake with his beautiful, talented, creative wife of 12 years Christy and their two sons, Eli and Silas.
Office Manager, Barb.Baines@kccfamily.org
Barbara Baines, Office Manager, is a native of Chesapeake and lives there with her husband Benny and their Pekingese, Buttons. Barb loves reading and making quilts for her family and friends. She enjoys being part of the staff here at Kempsville.