Join a Church on Mission

reaching our valley with the hope that is only found in Jesus

Elder Team

Elder/Lead Pastor

Jared Via

Jared grew up in the Roanoke Valley and received a M. Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jared and Danielle have been married for 13 years (They were and continue to be high school sweethearts!) They have 3 precious daughters: Emma, Hannah, and Michaela.  They desire to be a family that lives in pursuit of God, His glory, and His mission. Jared has a passion to lead and shepherd the people of God and equip them to impact their world.…
Elder/Discipleship Pastor

Kevin Meadows

Kevin is a native of the New River Valley. He grew up in the Lusters Gate area of Blacksburg. Responding to God’s call to preach, Kevin attended Piedmont Baptist College in Winston Salem, NC (B.A., M.A.). He met his wife, Emily, there. They married in 2011 and have two kids. Kevin is passionate about teaching the Bible and seeing people grow in Christ. He enjoys reading, cheering for Virginia Tech and the Atlanta Braves, and playing softball.
Elder/Administrative Pastor

Heath Kouns

Heath grew up the son of a pastor at churches in West Virginia and Virginia. He attended Va Tech and received BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering. Since 2001, he has worked for an engineering company in the NRV where he currently serves on the site leadership team. Heath and Penny have been married for over 20 years and have 5 children in elementary and middle school. (Logan, Leah, Anna, Brady, Marlie) Heath has a passion for ensuring the…


Grieving with Hope

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 3 Reasons for hope: Hope in the Resurrection of Christ. Hope of the Return of Christ. Hope of the Reunion of the Saints. Assurances for believers in the midst of grief: We know where they are. We know who they are with. We know we will see them again.

Sanctified Living

1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 Sanctification through Brotherly Love Sanctification through Christian Lifestyle The Christian Lifestyle is demonstrated through Quiet Living The Christian Lifestyle minds its own business The Christian Lifestyle works diligently Brotherly Love and Quiet Living result in new converts

Sanctified Sexuality

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 Sexual Sanctification: Abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3) Learn how to control your body (1 Thessalonians 4:4) Refrain from wronging others (1 Thessalonians 4:6) We must obey God’s instruction on sexuality. Because Christ will judge us for taking advantage of others (1 Thessalonians 4:6). ​Because God’s will for us is holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:3, 1 Thessalonians 4:7). Because we reject God when we reject His will (1 Thessalonians 4:8).

On Mission in the Midst of Affliction

1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:13 Being on mission binds you together. Being on mission makes you a target. Being on mission prepares you for Jesus’ coming.  Exhortation to stand firm (1 Thessalonians 3:1-3) Expectation of affliction (1 Thessalonians 3:4-5) Encouragement in their faith (1 Thessalonians 3:6-13)

Location Details

2149 Dominion Drive, Christiansburg, VA 24073