ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

East End Fellowship is a multi-ethnic, economically diverse Christian church located in the east end of Richmond. We meet for a worship service each Sunday at 4pm at the Robinson Theatre, as well as have weekly House Church that meet on various weeknights throughout the week in the neighborhoods of the east end. 

We want to see more of God's Kingdom come here in the east end, as it is in heaven. We believe that discipleship (the process of someone becoming like Jesus, through the power of the Holy Spirit) is the key to everything we are about as a church, and so much of our time, energy and resources is poured into discipleship.

There is no Plan B for Jesus.

We want every man, woman and child to know the Father, to be part of his spiritual family as a disciple of Jesus, and to join in his mission through the Holy Spirit in this city he so loves. Another way of saying this is we want to make disciples of Jesus who then go and do the same in the east end of Richmond and beyond.

If you're someone hoping to find out more about Jesus and how he’s putting everything in the world back together, or if you're looking for a church family that puts discipleship at the center of everything, we'd love to have you join us.

 

OUR 5-YEAR VISION

In April of 2016, we began a journey, exploring the 5-year vision we believed God gave our church as we walked through the teaching series The God Who Builds. That summer, following this teaching series, an All-Church vision retreat, a 33 day fast and a month dedicated to prayer and listening to God, we gathered together and committed ourselves to God and his Kingdom coming in our neighborhood, responding in loving, faithful obedience to the God who builds.

To find out more about our 5-year vision, including the practical outcomes we are going after, please visit on vision page.

 

OUR LEADERSHIP

We believe in having a plurality of leadership, which is the Biblical understanding of shared leadership through elders, pastors and deacons, along with Missional Community leaders, all sharing in the responsibility of local church leadership, with Jesus Christ serving as the 'head' of his Church.

Elders 

Don Coleman
Doug Paul
Beth Whiting
David Bailey
Romesh Wijesooriya

Staff 

Don Coleman: Pastor
Doug Paul: Pastor of Vision & Mobilization
Erin Rose: Associate Pastor of
Worship & Teaching
Chris Lee: Associate Pastor of
Outreach & Pastoral Care
Toya Obasi/Church Administrator
Rob Denison: Director of Operations & Associate Pastor
Anna Payne/Children's Ministry Coordinator

 

HOSPITALITY DEACONS

David Clarke
Lea Whitehurst-Gibson
Matt Chidley
Liz Parziale
Sarah Jane DeHart
Molly McPhillips
Jenny Gill

Mercy Deacons 

Richetta Armstead
Carolyn Loftin
Sallie Plumley
Brooke Winters
 Liz Denison
Tam Bishop

 

 

House CHURCH CO-LEADERS

Susie Flowers
Amy & Michael Schad
Charlie & Sallie Plumley
Sherika Chew
David Bailey
Charlie & Sallie Plumlie
 

 

If you would like to read more about how our church started, our values, networks and beliefs, you can do so by clicking here.

Romesh & Lawson Wijesooriya
Jonathan & Caitie Chan
Bobby & Brenda Vickers
Iesha Williams
Chris & Beth Whiting
Chris & Kim Lee

Carolyn Loftin
Toya Obasi
Rob & Liz Denison
Erin Rose
Daniel & Anne Payne