meet our leaders
Sam and Myra Goins, along with their four children moved to Williamsburg in 1995 and planted the church on Easter Sunday 1996.
The church was founded to be a place where everyone is welcomed. A safe place to hear a life-changing message of hope in the Lord Jesus Christ. Sam's passion is seeing those who have no church background or haven't been to church in a while find a personal life-changing relationship with Jesus. It is not about religion but about an exciting relationship with God.
Sam worked as a mechanic until feeling a call to full-time vocational ministry. He then attended and received a B. A. in English Bible with a minor in Christian Ed. and Church music, from Columbia International University. After serving several churches as music and youth, he attended Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity Degree. Then while serving as Pastor at JC3 completed a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Liberty University.
Sam has been happily married for 38 years to his wife, Myra. They have 4 children and 8 grandchildren who bring such joy to their lives.
Worship Pastor / Administration
Assistant Worship Pastor
Maturity and Missions Pastor
Celebrate Recovery Pastor