Phillip Murdock Lead Minister

Where were you born? Newport News, VA

Who are the members of your family? My wife Karen, our sons Tyler and Brayden, and our dog Streak.

What are your hobbies? Anything that involves me being outside - boating, fishing, kayaking, relic hunting (don't judge), and hiking. I am also a Volunteer Firefighter/EMT.

Favorite ice cream flavor? Fudge Ripple

What would be your dream vacation? Australia

When did you become a Christian? November 18, 1985. It was also the same day that Lawrence Taylor broke the leg of Joe Theisman. It was a life  changing day for all of us.

What's your favorite verse in the Bible? Acts 4:13, "Though they were unschooled and ordinary, they took note that these men knew Jesus." I hope the same could be said about me.

Contact Info: Email: or call the church office at 757.741.1022

Scott Kline  Children's Director

 Where are you from? Virginia born and raised. I grew up in Fredericksburg, attended Longwood  University in Farmville, and lived in Virginia Beach before settling in Toano.

 What's your favorite type of pie? 3.14159... or tomato!

 What are your hobbies? I love competing in just about anything. I enjoy camping, golf, and  biking.

 Who is in your family? My winderful wife, Kay Dee, my two boys Nolan and Ryan and my baby girl Becca.

 If you could meet any one person from history, who would it be and what would you ask  them? I would probably have to go with Lewis & Clark. I would love to hear stories of their  expedition out west towards the Pacific?

Favorite sports team? PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!!!!!!

Surf or Turf? I would live on the beach and eat seafood every day if I could.

What's your favorite verse in the Bible? James 1:12."Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him."

Contact Info: Email: or call the church office: 757.741.1022

Duane Crosby Media Coordinator

Where are you from? I was born in Kentucky, lived in Ohio and Pennsylvania, but spent most of my life here in VA. 

Is it true that you have five kids? Yes. My wife, Emily, and I have five great kids! Carter, Makenzie, Rachel, and our twins Austin & Lily. They are a LOT of work, but a LOT of fun, too!

What's your favorite candy? Anything Reese's

Favorite color? Orange

Aldi's or Lidl? Lidl... hands down. Great prices, cool atmosphere... and they have fresh baked pretzel rolls!

What do you do in your spare time? I like to cook & grill out with my family. I LOVE road trips and concerts. I also work with the high school band as a band dad!

Favorite Bible verse? "Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Contact info: Email: or call the church office at 757.741.1022

Devin Powell Director of Worship

Where were you born? Newport News, VA

Who's in your family? My wife Sarah and our son Landon plus two dogs and two cats.

What are your hobbies? Mountain Biking, Playing Guitar, Fishing

What is your favorite ice cream? Just about any flavor, as long as there is nothing crunchy in it... really depends on my mood. But I REALLY like ice cream!

Paper or plastic? Plastic for one simple reason... I can carry more at the same time. That might not be the best reason but it's the truth!

Favorite color? Orange

What would be your dream vacation? Anywhere warm and tropical

What's your favorite verse in the Bible? I really like Isaiah 40:31, "But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

Contact Info: Email: or call the church office at 757.741.1022

Liz Becker Office Manager

 Where were you born? Marlton, NJ

 Who are your family members? My husband Dave, and our kids Sarah,  John and Jacob .

 What are your hobbies? I love outdoor day trips of hiking, canoeing, biking etc. but prefer to  return to indoor creature comforts of hot water, a/c, and a comfy bed at night.

 Favorite ice cream flavor? Chocolate Chip Mint

 What would be your dream vacation? Mediterranean cruise.

 When did you become a Christian? In 1991, at the age of 22. After being invited to play on a church softball team, I started attending church, reading the Scriptures and finally accepted God's grace and Lordship.

What's your favorite Bible verse? Hebrews 12:1,  "Therefore since we have such a large crowd of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us."

Contact Info: Email: or call the church office at 757.741.1022