Meet our Staff

Here's the people who make a difference.




Lizette Arches | Founding Senior Pastor

    • Family: Happily married to Ariel Arches (USN Retired) for 26 years and blessed with wonderful children: Abigail, Johanna and Jean Luc
    • Saved: April 10, 1983
    • Favorite Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
    • Education: High School at Santa Isabel College, BS Economics at University of Santo Tomas, M.A. Practical Theology at Regent University, Mobilized Advanced Trainer, Leadership Training International, Certified Instructor, Leadership Training International, Certified Life & Dream Coach, Lifeforming Leadership Coaching
    • Work Background: University of Santo Tomas, R&B Insurance Corporation, Christian Broadcasting Network, ​Suffolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority, ​Portsmouth Economic Development



Todd Carter | Director of Family Ministry

    • Family: Married to Edeliza with two children: Gabrielle and Joshua
    • Saved: April 1993
    • Education: High School, US Naval Technical Schools
    • Work Background: Newport News Shipbuilding, Mobile Equipment Operator, US Navy Retired



George Christian | Director of Praise & Worship

    • Family: Married to Michele. Children: Amanda, Brad, Ryan, Casey, Nickolas, and Alex
    • Spiritual Birth Date: September 1980
    • Favorite verse: Psalms 118:24 "Be joyful today"
    • Work Background: Internet Research
    • Educational Background: Memphis State



Will Cochrane | Director of Education

    • Family: Grace, wife of 16 years; children, still working on it. Met Grace in the Philippines on a mission trip in 1996, got engaged in Sydney, Australia the same year, got married in Vero Beach, FL in March 1998
    • Saved: Summer of 1989 (19 years of age) while working as a camp counselor at Camp Rockmont, Black Mountain, NC
    • Favorite Bible Verses: Genesis 1:1 through Revelation 22:21
    • Military: US Air Force, Active Duty, Enlisted, Fire Protection Specialist/Journeyman, 1992-1997; Virginia Army National Guard, Chaplain Candidate, 2009-Present
    • Education: High School: Rabun Gap Nacoochee School, Rabun Gap, GA, May 1988
    • College: Practical Ministries 1 Diploma (Certificate of Completion), Victory Bible Institute, Tulsa, OK, May 2001; A.A. Liberal Arts, Community Christian College, Redlands, CA, June 2005. B.S. Organizational Leadership, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, CA, December 2006. M.DIV. Military Chaplaincy, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, In-Progress.
    • Work Background: Veteran Resource and Re-Entry Specialist, Virginia, Wounded Warrior Program, Virginia Department of Veterans Services.