Larry and Mona Mitchell have been married for over 40 years. They were both powerfully saved as teenagers in the Pittsburg, Kansas fellowship church. Upon salvation God began to wonderfully restore their broken marriage and shattered lives. They were then discipled, trained for the ministry and sent out to pastor their first church in Oklahoma. Over the next 30 years they evangelized, pastored churches in Kansas, Illinois, California, Missouri, Texas, & North Carolina as well as served as missionaries in Zambia, & South Africa. They have pastored The Potter's House of Newport News since 2014. Throughout their ministry they have seen powerful conversions & miracles. God has helped them raise up disciples, plant churches and heal the broken hearted.
Deon and Ta're Howard have been married for over 15 years. They both experienced life-changing conversions in their 20's and soon after had a desire to touch the hearts and lives of the people all around them. They became a power-house couple in the kingdom, leading people to Christ and pouring their heart into each person. In 2019 they were sent out to pioneer a church in Chesapeake, VA. After building a great work in Chesapeake they assumed their new role as Assistant Pastor, helping in pastoral care and counseling, as well as preaching, teaching and ministering to the entire congregation. We are blessed to have the Howard's and their heart for people in our city as well as the nations of the earth.
Wayne and Diane Nickerson have been saved for over 30 years. They have experienced leading children's ministry including Children's Church for over 25 years and are dedicated to ministering the gospel to children at their level; a level where they can understand Biblical truth and then apply it to their lives. The ultimate aim is that children grow to know the person of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit and become disciples throughout every stage of their lives. This is done through the use of humorous and entertaining puppet skits, dramas, stories, scripture memory games, object lessons, etc. Their prayer is that every child would give their lives to Jesus and follow Him, their whole lives. They look forward to serving your family
Like many in our area the military brought Jamar and Ruth to Hampton Roads. Upon salvation God began to wonderfully restore the broken areas of their lives. Over time they were discipled, trained for ministry and then asked to take over the Portsmouth church. In Portsmouth their love for people and the ministry blossomed. They now assume the role of Door Directors in the Newport News church, helping with ministering to people, outreach programs and our Xtreme concert ministry.
Teen Ministry Leader
Andrae and Carla Brooks have a genuine heart for the youth of our community and our church. After experiencing the life changing power of Jesus in their own lives they felt the call to preach. Andrae was discipled and they were sent out to pastor. They did an amazing job and were asked to come assist in the Newport News church for a time. Their hearts have always been drawn to the youth and now they assume the role of Teen Ministry Leaders.