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 out of love for Christ.

Our desire is to see more of God's Kingdom come here in the east end, as it is in heaven. If the Father were fully present here...what would be different? We want to stand in the gap between how things are currently, and the way that they could be and will be one day when God's Kingdom is fully realized through 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 neighborhood 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.


Our structure and life flows from our mission:


We worship together in a large gathering each Sunday afternoons where we sing, pray, submit to God's Word, hear stories of God breaking through, take communion together and share a meal.


We walk together in Missional Communities throughout the week that are creating spiritual families that orient their lives around Jesus and his mission. This includes discipleship, prayer, mission, spiritual mentoring, mutual encouragement and support, all while building relationships across cultural and ethnic lines.


We work together for the joy and justice of our neighborhood through existing ministries, Missional Communities, ministry teams, through civic associations, neighborhood involvement, and relationships.


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


Being a Spirit-led, missional, multi-ethnic and economically diverse Christian community is something we are intentionally pursuing, but is always in progress. We believe that in the Capital of the Confederacy, one of the most powerful demonstrations of the power of the Gospel is to see reconciled disciples of Jesus of different races and class pursuing Jesus and his mission together (though certainly not perfectly and not without mistakes and mis-steps along the way). We believe this one way to serve as a prophetic witness to the power of the resurrection of Jesus today.

However, that means that we need to understand issues of race and class not just intellectually, but practically. The following video is of one of our leaders, David Bailey, talking about race, class, reconciliation and what it looks like to flesh this out practically in a Christian community at the Q Conference. We hope this will give some insight into how we understood why our church exists, what is in our DNA and what we are praying for God to do in the east end of Richmond and beyond.


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
Murray Withrow
Lawson Wijesooriya
Percy Strickland


Don Coleman/Lead Pastor
Doug Paul/Pastor
Erin Rose/Worship Director
Rashad Lowery/Youth Pastor
Becca Granger/Children's Pastor
LaToya Fox Obasi/Church Administrator
Orlando Palmer/Music Director
Alex Sawyer/Sound and Visual Director



Alicia Cundiff
David Clarke
Lea Whitehurst
Caitie Rountree Chan

Mercy Deacons 

Richetta Armstead
Florence Coleman
Dabney Varljen
Nikki Fernandes
Allison Hurst
Rachel Pricer
Amy Schad




Susie Flowers
Amy Schad
Skip & Andrea Long
Stephen Popovich
Stephanie Toney
Don & Florence Coleman

Clay & Alicia Cundiff
Romesh & Lawson Wijesooriya
Jonathan & Caitie Chan
Elizabeth Paul
Sam & Sara Tuttle
Bobby & Brenda Vickers

Alison Hurst
Michael & Kristin Wind
David Bailey
Sarah Kolbe
Charles Johnson