East End Fellowship is a multi-ethnic, economically diverse Christian church in the east end of Richmond, seeking God's joy and justice for our neighborhoods. We meet for a worship service each Sunday at 4pm at the Robinson Theatre, as well as have weekly Missional Communities that meet on various weeknights throughout the week. 

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 or how he wants to put 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.



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.



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.


Don Coleman
Amy Popovich
Shekinah Mitchell
Greg Olson
Beth Whiting
David Bailey
Romesh Wijesooriya


Don Coleman/Lead Pastor
Doug Paul/Pastor
Erin Rose/Worship & Teaching Pastor
Toya Obasi/Church Administrator
Chris Lee/Youth Pastor
Rob Denison/Director of Operations
Anna Payne/Children's Ministry Coordinator



David Clarke
Lea Whitehurst
Caitie Rountree Chan
Toya Obasi

Mercy Deacons 

Richetta Armstead
Florence Coleman
Nikki Fernandes
Demetrius Mitchell




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


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
Nathan & Amy Callaway
Toya Obasi
Rob & Liz Denison
Erin Rose
Daniel & Anne Payne