Pastor Patrick O. Billups, Lead Pastor
Pastor Patrick O. Billups accepted his call to preach in 2007 during a morning worship service. God had previously blessed him with the position as minister of music in 2006. As a minister in training, Patrick continued the study of ministry by serving in many different ministries and capacities. The great responsibility of being the director of the Christmas Production "Joys of Christmas with Joyful Noise" was given to him in 2007. Beyond the "On-the-job" training he also attended and completed New Creation Ministries "Ministry Training Class" in February of 2009.
In November of 2009 New Creation Ministries officially recognized the call of God on his life and granted him a license to preach as well as a license as Minister of Music. December 17th 2011 also was a day of honor where Minister Billups received the Pastor's Award for Ministry in excellence in respect to "Joys of Christmas with Joyful Noise." Throughout the years of preparation for ministry Pastor Billups has served in many ministries and been honored with many recognitions.
In 2011 Pastor Billups graduated from Christopher Newport University with a BA in Music with a Minor in Religious Studies. In 2012 Pastor Billups was ordained and appointed to Assistant Youth-Pastor, and in 2013 to Youth Pastor. Pastor Billups and his family felt the mandate to plant a church in Mathews VA, and established RELEVANT CHURCH in 2014. God has been truly faithful, and Pastor Billups and his family are excited to see what he does next!
Pastor Carmaleta A. Billups, Co-Pastor
Pastor Carmaleta, originally from Northern, VA, accepted her call to ministry at the age of 12. She has been trained and taught in the ministry while serving as a youth council member, youth leader, choir and praise team member, and minister in training. While a minister in training, Pastor Carmaleta spent time serving in her community by volunteering at the local Boys and Girls Club and creating a mentoring program for young girls. In 2010 she was licensed as a minister.
Pastor Carmaleta earned a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a minor in Religious Studies from Christopher Newport University in 2010. She also earned her Masters of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Christian Ministry from Liberty University in 2014.
Pastor Carmaleta has accepted the call that the Lord has placed on her life and thrives to live out the mission to reach the world for Jesus Christ and letting them know that none of us are defined by our circumstances and situation. There is hope and there is a future.
Minister Antichella Forrest, Youth Director