Our Story

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Isaac Martin - Lead Elder

Lead Pastor Isaac Martin met his wife Kate while in College at Radford University.  The both grew up in Southwest Virginia and have a deep love for the people of the region.  Isaac is graduating with an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary.  They live in downtown Floyd with their two daughters, Naomi and Layla. 

Jonathan Bowell - Pastoral Assistant

Jonathan and Nikki also met while at Radford.  They have lived in the New River Valley for 7 years and have a shared passion for ministry in the area.  Jonathan is pursuing his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.  They are both artists and have a heart for church planting. 

 


 

In the Fall of 2014 a small group of us, under the leadership of Isaac Martin and our sending church, felt God calling us to plant a gospel-centered church community in Floyd Virginia.  Our sending church in Radford (Valley Bible Church) was home to several families who lived in Floyd and who made the commute to be a part of the community there.  God made it clear to us that there was a need for a fresh and authentic expression of the bride of Christ in Floyd that would faithfully serve and engage Floyd with the Gospel.  

Isaac and Kate with their two daughters moved to Floyd to join those of our team who already lived there.  In the Spring of 2015 our community grew to 20+ folks who have a heart for Floyd. Along with Isaac and Kate, several other couples and young professionals moved to Floyd to put down roots there.  Our community reflects the DNA of Floyd as we are made up of several families, young professionals, students, farmers, artists, and musicians.  It is our hope that we can contribute to the already vibrant culture of Floyd and offer the light and hope of the Gospel which has the power to transform, redeem, and heal the lives of everyone who places their trust in Jesus.  

We are an imperfect people who are on a journey together.  We believe that everyone is on a spiritual journey and we want to help one another discover the life that is found in Jesus.  There are many spiritual wanderers, nomads, and sojourners and it is our hope that we can see wanderers become followers of Jesus.