WELCOME TO
CHURCH AT HAMPTON ROADS

our MISSION

Leading people into connection and full devotion to God

our VISION

ONE CHURCH IN SEVEN CITIES boldly representing the heart & Kingdom of God with global impact.  
BREAKING DOWN racial, generational, denominational and economic walls.  
MODELING TRUST living in close authentic community & REACHING THE FORGOTTEN with justice.

our STRATEGY

Based on Colossians 1:28-29 
“We proclaim Him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”         

lead PASTORS

JOEL AND SARAH BROWN

Joel was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana as well as on the mission field of Peru and Haiti. His family then relocated to Northwest Arkansas where Joel met his wife Sarah. They married January 1996 and have three children, Hannah, Bethany, and Josiah.  

Joel has been around ministry his entire life and has personally led worship and pastored since 1995 and ordained since 1999. In 2005 Joel and Sarah joined the church plant of Keypoint Church where they watched it grow into an influential church in Northwest Arkansas. During their time at Keypoint, Joel, served as worship pastor while, Sarah served as children's pastor.

At the beginning of 2011 God began to stir Joel's heart and in September of 2011 the vision to plant Church at Hampton Roads was birthed. He is driven by one word, the word "others".

OUR BELIEFS

The following are the core beliefs of Church at Hampton Roads based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired, inerrant, infallible, irrevocable and complete Word of God.
(2 Tim. 3:16-17)

TRINITY

We believe God is triune: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the three-in-one.
(1 John 5:7)

BEING BORN AGAIN

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but that by voluntary disobedience he fell from perfection and died spiritually. We believe that the change, which takes place in the heart and life at conversion, is a literal one and is the result of being born of the Spirit of God.
(2 Cor. 5:17, Gal. 2:20, John 3:5 -7)

THE SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE

We believe that it is the will of God that we walk in relationship with the Holy Spirit continually.
(Eph 4:30–32, 1 Cor 12:1-11, Gal 5:22-23, Rom 12:6-8, Eph 4:11-13)

HEAVEN AND HELL

We believe that heaven and hell are literal places, eternally existent.
 (John 14:2, Rev. 7:15-17) 

MARRIAGE BETWEEN ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN

We believe in the Biblical definition of marriage. Jesus Himself told us that a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife.  We believe the act of sexual intimacy is reserved for marriage.
(Mark 10:7)

SANCTITY OF LIFE

We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His Image. We believe life begins at the moment of conception to natural death. 
(Acts 17:25, Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7; Genesis 4:15; Isaiah 64:8; Hebrews 9:27; Judges 13:3-4; Deuteronomy 5:17)

OUR DECLARATION

God today, we choose faith not fear.
God today, we choose humility not pride.
You alone are our strength.
Thank you for giving us ears to hear you
above the noise.

OUR 12 VALUES

LOVE

THANKFULNESS

PRAYER

FASTING

UNITY

STEWARDSHIP

SERVANTHOOD

INTEGRITY

AUTHENTIC RELATIONSHIPS

RELENTLESSNESS

GENEROSITY

EXCELLENCE

ROLE OF WOMEN IN MINISTRY

CHR believes that Godly women have a place in the ministry.
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