Todd & Lisa Woolston, Senior & Co Pastors

 “My wife, Lisa, and I live in Virginia Beach and have four incredible daughters (feel free to pray for me now). Family is important to us, and if you spend some time with us, you’ll see how great we believe life can really be.

Lisa and I were in lay ministry for many years until 2005, when God led me to retire from law enforcement to enter the ministry full time. I was blessed to serve as an associate pastor until the Lord opened the door for an amazing opportunity to launch a new church plant in Virginia Beach in 2009.

I have a degree in administration of justice. People ask me all the time how I went from police work to pastoring a church — well, you would be amazed at the similarities. I went from helping people and saving lives to helping people and saving lives, but at a greater level. Lisa and I have a true desire to see people be their very best and the way God designed them to be. We feel obligated to freely give away our testimony so that others can be restored.

Leadership development is a passion of mine. When I’m not at church or studying, I love spending time with family and good friends, and I’ll fire up the grill for a cookout in a heartbeat! I’m also a night owl, so don’t be surprised if you get an e-mail from me around 2 a.m.”