Welcometo Beach Fellowship

Welcome
to Beach Fellowship


At Beach Fellowship, our love for God and others is at the heart of all we do. Beach Fellowship is a church where you can expect to feel comfortable and accepted, meet God and connect with authentic people.

Vision

Vision

A church where we are learning to love God while we learn to love each other, so that we can love the world we live in.

Beliefs

Beliefs

What We Believe
We believe every person has God given purpose, and our desire is to help you find it. We are committed to helping people experience the love of God through His son, Jesus Christ and remain empowered daily by the Holy Spirit. Throughout our life journey we aim to cheer each other on, living lives to their full potential.

What To Expect
When you visit Beach Fellowship, you should expect to encounter God, meet diverse and authentic people, and experience love.
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What We Practice
Beach Fellowship observes two Biblical ordinances (symbols) that Christ gave to remind us of His death and His resurrection life. They are communion and baptism. These sacraments represent both our individual, inward commitment to a personal relationship with Jesus as well as the corporate, outward connection to a local community of Christ followers: the Church.
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Statement of Faith

Statement of Faith

What we hold most precious at Beach Fellowship is the Bible, God’s Word to us all. Human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit wrote the Bible. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living, and the ultimate authority on all spiritual matters. Because it is inspired by God, it is infallible and completely reliable as our guide to living life and knowing God.
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Pastoral Staff


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Ray Bjorkman

Lead Pastor

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Jody Williams
Worship Pastor

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David Rundle

Associate Pastor

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Martha Davies

Women’s Pastor

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Andrew Cross

Youth Pastor

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  • Ray Bjorkman

    Lead Pastor

    Ray attended Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Biblical Studies from Rock Bible Institute. He is a founding member of Beach Fellowship and in 1998 became the Lead Pastor. Along with his daily responsibilities here, our Pastor demonstrates a core Beach Fellowship belief by staying active in service to our city, Virginia Beach. In 2011, he was elected as inagural Chairman of the BEACH Community Partnership, a collaborative effort of over 50 community organizations formed to combat homelessness in Virginia Beach. He currently serves as Immediate Past Chair as well as a member of the governing board for city homelessness. in 2015 Pastor Ray was appointed by the mayor and city counsel to be the inagural chairman of VB HOME NOW Inc. this new foundation was established for fund resourcing for the neediest in our city.

    Pastor Ray lives in Virginia Beach with his beautiful wife, Mary Alice, and together they are the parents of three children: Chris, wife MaryAnn and their son Caleb; Natalie, husband Peter and their daughter Evelyn; and son Kyle.
  • Jody Williams
    Worship Pastor

    Pastor Jody oversees the planning and musical arrangement for Sunday Worship services, special services, and conferences. Jody attended Hampden-Sydney College and has continued his post-graduate training at Regent University. He and his family have been attending Beach Fellowship since 2000.
  • David Rundle

    Associate Pastor

    Pastor David is responsible for growing and maintaining Life Groups for Beach Fellowship. He is also involved with Men’s Ministry functions of the Church as well as other administrative duties. David attended University of Virginia and completed his Masters at Regent University. He and his family have been attending Beach Fellowship since 2014.
  • Martha Davies

    Women’s Pastor

    Pastor Martha oversees the Women’s Ministry as well as a team of Women lay leaders who ministers to the needs of the women of Beach Fellowship. Martha attended Providence Bible College and has been attending Beach Fellowship since 2009.
  • Andrew Cross

    Youth Pastor

    Pastor Andrew oversees the High School and Middle School youth groups for Beach Fellowship. Andrew attended Virginia Tech and completed his Masters at Regent University. He has attended Beach Fellowship since 2013.
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  • David Rundle         .reverse { unicode-bidi: bidi-override; direction: rtl;  } Associate Pastor
  • Martha Davies         .reverse { unicode-bidi: bidi-override; direction: rtl;  } Women’s Pastor
  • Andrew Cross         .reverse { unicode-bidi: bidi-override; direction: rtl;  } Youth Pastor



Administrative Staff


Beth WilliamsSonshine Preschool, Director

Beth Williams
Sonshine Preschool, Director

Christine RobinsonB.E.A.C.H. Childrens Ministry Director

Christine Robinson
B.E.A.C.H. Childrens Ministry Director

Lisa Pascanik Kids on the Rock Director (1st – 5th grade)

Lisa Pascanik Kids on the Rock Director (1st – 5th grade)

Susie MidgetFacility Director

Susie Midget
Facility Director

Jennifer SpriggsAssociate A/V Director

Jennifer Spriggs
Associate A/V Director

Jim WoodlingTechnical Production Coordinator

Jim Woodling
Technical Production Coordinator

Kyle BjorkmanAssociate Worship Director

Kyle Bjorkman
Associate Worship Director

Derek AuthMedia Production Coordinator

Derek Auth
Media Production Coordinator

Wayne CampbellIT Director

Wayne Campbell
IT Director

  • Beth WilliamsSonshine Preschool, Director
  • Christine RobinsonB.E.A.C.H. Childrens Ministry Director
  • Lisa Pascanik Kids on the Rock Director (1st – 5th grade)
  • Susie MidgetFacility Director
  • Jennifer SpriggsAssociate A/V Director
  • Jim WoodlingTechnical Production Coordinator
  • Kyle BjorkmanAssociate Worship Director
  • Derek AuthMedia Production Coordinator
  • Wayne CampbellIT Director
  • Beth Williams
    Sonshine Preschool, Director

    Beth oversees the daily operations of Sonshine Preschool. She is a graduate of Norfolk State University with a degree in Exercise Physiology. Beth and her family have been attending Beach Fellowship since 2000.
  • Christine Robinson
    B.E.A.C.H. Childrens Ministry Director

    After serving as a monthly volunteer in the Children's ministry for 2 years, Christine became the BEACH KIDS children's ministry director in 2015. Christine loves shining a bright light for Jesus. She enjoys creating a fun environment for the babies - kindergarteners each Sunday through a teaching, craft, worship, and playtime. She combines her leadership and relational skills to help bring children and parents together focusing on developing the foundation for a personal relationship with Jesus. Want to know who Christine's biggest fan is? Her lovely daughter, Lillian! Together they love spending time at the beach, hanging out with family, and laughing (a lot!). Christine's hope is for every heart to receive the love of Jesus and live passionately for Christ. Christine has a Bachelor of Arts degree from State University of New York College at Oneonta.
  • Lisa Pascanik Kids on the Rock Director (1st – 5th grade)

    As the Director of Kids on the Rock, Lisa oversees the planning, teachers, and volunteers for Sunday Worship services for children 1st grade through 5th grade. She attended University of West Florida. Lisa and her family have attended Beach Fellowship since 1999.
  • Susie Midget
    Facility Director

    Suzie oversees the facility maintenance and upkeep for Beach Fellowship. Suzie and her family have attended Beach Fellowship since 1996.
  • Jennifer Spriggs
    Associate A/V Director

    Jennifer oversees the Audio/Visual Ministry Team. She oversees the planning and scheduling for Sunday Worship services, conferences, and special services. Jennifer has attended Beach Fellowship since 2008.
  • Jim Woodling
    Technical Production Coordinator

    Technical Production Coordinator Jim is responsible for the technical production for the Audio/Visual Ministry Team. He oversees the recruiting, training and A/V production details for Sunday Worship services, Conferences, and special services. Jim and his family have attended Beach Fellowship since 2012.
  • Kyle Bjorkman
    Associate Worship Director

    Kyle is responsible for coordinating technical and production elements for the Worship Ministry. He is integral in planning Sunday Worship services, Conferences, and special services. Kyle grew up at Beach Fellowship and has been an active member of the Worship Ministry since 2004.
  • Derek Auth
    Media Production Coordinator

    Derek is responsible for the production of multi-media elements of services and for release of media to Beach Fellowship’s digital assets. Derek grew up at Beach Fellowship and has been an active member of the Worship Ministry since 2001.
  • Wayne Campbell
    IT Director

    Wayne oversees the digital assets for Beach Fellowship. He is responsible for optimizing the website and social media channels as well as the computer operating systems. Wayne and his family have attended Beach Fellowship since 2011.
  • Beth WilliamsSonshine Preschool, Director
  • Christine RobinsonB.E.A.C.H. Childrens Ministry Director
  • Lisa Pascanik Kids on the Rock Director (1st – 5th grade)
  • Susie MidgetFacility Director
  • Jennifer SpriggsAssociate A/V Director
  • Jim WoodlingTechnical Production Coordinator
  • Kyle BjorkmanAssociate Worship Director
  • Derek AuthMedia Production Coordinator
  • Wayne CampbellIT Director

Statement of Faith



Inspiration of Scriptures

We believe in the verbal inspiration of the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments by the Holy Spirit as originally given; they are the final authority for our faith and life. (2 Timothy 3: 16; Hebrews 4: 12)

God

We believe in one God revealed in three co-equal and co-eternal, distinct persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. (Matthew 3:16-17; 28:19-20; Ephesians 2:18)

Man

We believe that man in his natural state is a sinner, lost, undone, without hope and without God. (Ephesians 2: 1-2; Romans 3:23)

Salvation

We believe that terms of salvation are repentance towards Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins and a personal heart-felt faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, which results in regeneration. This salvation is entirely by God's grace and not by human good or works of any kind. (Ephesians 2:6-10; Romans 5:1; Acts 3:19-20, 4:12; Titus 3:4-7)

Divinity and Humanity of Christ

We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God who by His incarnation and virgin birth took upon Himself the form of man and became the God-Man. In the one person of Christ, there are two natures, human and divine, each in its completeness and integrity. They are distinguishable but indivisible, so that He is fully man and fully God. He lived a sinless life and became the only sacrifice for the sins ofthe world. (Romans 5:1-11; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-12; 1 Peter 1:18-19; 1 John 2:2)

Holy Spirit

We believe the Holy Spirit to be the third person of the Godhead who is active in the world today. The Spirit indwells and seals the believer at the new birth. We believe the Baptism in the Holy Spirit is a subsequent experience and is available to all Christians to empower us to be witnesses. We believe in, and encourage, the use of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. (John 14:16-17; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4)

Bodily Resurrection

We believe in the physical, bodily resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. (Luke 24:3 8-43; John 20 :24-29; 1 Corinthians 15 :3-8)

Church

We believe that the Church is Christ's spiritual body on earth today. It consists of born-again believers and has both universal and local expressions. (Matthew 16:18; Acts 20:28)

Heaven and Hell

We believe in the doctrines of eternal punishment for the lost and eternal bliss for the saved; hell for the unsaved and heaven for the saved. (Luke 23 :43; John 14: 1-3; Revelation 20: 11-15)

Satan

We believe that Satan is a fallen, created being who is the "god of this world." He and his well-organized company of demons are opposed to the Kingdom of God and work to defeat and destroy the believer. While his activity is real, Satan and his demon spirits were defeated and over-thrown by Christ's victory at the cross. (Luke 10:17 -20; Colossians 2: 13-15; Ephesians 6:1 0-18)

Ordinances

We believe that believer's water baptism and the Lord's Supper are ordinances of the church and should be practiced regularly. (Acts 2:38; Romans 6:3-10; I Corinthians 11:23-32)

Second Coming

We believe in the visible, bodily return of Christ to this earth to judge the world and to claim His Bride. (1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18; Revelation I :7)

What to Expect at Beach Fellowship



Expect God

We anticipate and expect the presence of God in all of our gatherings! As we daily encounter the presence of God, we behold His glory like looking in a mirror, which continually transforms us as we experience love, joy, and peace. Ultimately, encountering God daily enables us to live a life that is pleasing to Him and empowering to us. Both of these advance His Kingdom on earth just as it is in Heaven.

Expect Honesty

The Spirit of God is the Spirit of Truth. God does not desire hollow religious ceremonies. However, He expects us to come as we are and allow the living truth of His Word to guide and enable us into life-changing choices that honor Him, honor our families, and honor one another.

Expect Love

Jesus said the world will know we are His disciples by the way we love one another. God’s love for all mankind is unconditional. No matter where you have been, what you have done, and how far away from God you may feel you are, God’s love for you is always available and unconditional. At Beach Fellowship we encourage each other to love everyone with this same kind of unconditional love.

What to Practice at Beach Fellowship



Communion

Jesus at the Passover meal positioned all of humanity to remember His imminent death and resurrection through sharing this meal. This relational example is the Biblical foundation for the communion meal celebrated by Christians everywhere. At this meal, Jesus "took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, 'This is My body, given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.' In the same way, after supper He took the cup, saying, 'This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you'" [Luke 22:19–20].

Baptism

Baptism is a picture of Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection and is a public display of our faith in Christ. It is obedience to Christ's command to be baptized and we follow Christ's example Himself as He was baptized. If you are a follower of Christ and have not been baptized since you began following Christ, we would like to celebrate baptism with you. [Colossians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4]

Should I Be Baptized?

Every person who believes in Jesus Christ should be baptized, if possible, because if I am a follower of Christ I should do what He asks. Baptism does not make us a believer, it shows that we already are one. It is this outward display of our inward commitment that illustrates our new life in Christ and reliance upon His inward power. For this reason we do not baptize infants. If you were baptized as an infant, we encourage you, in obedience to Scripture, to be baptized as a believer. “… when they believed… they were baptized, both men and women” [Acts 8:12 , Romans 6:4].

How Do I Know If I’m Ready?

You have become a believer by faith and repentance through Jesus Christ. You demonstrate a willingness to turn from the former and walk into a new life in Christ.

Worship Services

Sunday Morning: 9:00am & 11:00am (Identical Services)

All-Church Prayer: First Sunday of each month: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Special Services


Good Friday Service: 6:00pm - 7:00pm (Friday before Easter)

Thanksgiving Eve Service: 6:00pm – 7:00pm (Wednesday eve before Thanksgiving)

Christmas Eve Services: 4:00pm & 6:00pm (Identical Services)

Mega Sports Camp: TBD 2018

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