Ministry Team

Gerrys2-156wKen & Nancy Gerry – Senior Pastors

Our Senior Pastors were wed over 25 years ago after graduating from Pinecrest Bible Training Center and have 2 sons. They took a struggling store font church in a poverty stricken neighborhood that had 10 go-go bars, multiple adult bookstores, and was crime ridden in every way.  After moving into the neighborhood and faithfully ministering to the poor and the needs of the community, God began to move in miraculous ways.  Today, Ocean View leads Norfolk in Community Development; what once was an undesireable place to live has now transformed into a lovely beachside community.  YEAH GOD!  Both Pastors Ken and Nancy have Doctorate of Divinity Degrees from The International Seminary of Bible Theology.


Hammonds-156wRodney & Aretha Hammonds – Benevolence Pastors

Rodney and Aretha have served at New Life Christian Center ever since Pastors Ken and Nancy first came to Ocean View.  While caring for their own 3 children, both Rodney and Aretha serve the church and community in our Storehouse Ministry which distributes food and ministers to the material needs of the community.  They preach, teach, and share the lvoe of Jesus on a daily basis and work faithfully and diligently in reaching out to minister to the needs of the greater Ocean View neighborhood.