HurtsVirgil Hurt came to Lynchburg from Moscow, Idaho where he studied theology and pastoral ministry at Greyfriars Hall. He earned a BA in Philosophy from Idaho State University and managed Kinko’s Copy Centers in Idaho and Virginia for ten years. Originally from Twin Falls, Idaho he married his fifth grade sweetheart , Katie, and has six children: Rebecca Esmond (married to Simon), Elizabeth Lamont (married to Ian),  Zachary (married to Olivia), Anna Landon (married to Tristan), Leah, and Calvin. Virgil and Katie welcomed their first grandchild in November 2016.
Virgil served as a deacon and elder at Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho from 1995-2000 and has served as Providence Church’s pastor since its founding in December of 2000.



CoopersDavid Cooper hails from Port Townsend, WA and is a graduate of Liberty University where he studied history, philosophy, and literature. David and his wife Meg have seven children and stay busy gardening and bringing their house, built in 1850, to its antebellum glory. He enjoys reading, soccer (Go Gooners!), and working as a financial adviser to families in Central VA. David has been an elder since October 2007.

Rick Davis and his wife MaryBeth are from Craig County, VA and have three children. Rick graduated from Liberty University with a degree in Biblical Studies and teaches Omnibus and Logic to students around the world through the Veritas Press Online Scholars Academy. Rick is an avid reader and a lover of Olde English, Medieval Poetry, Grecian urns, Homeric ballads and the like. He is a connoisseur of fine, Southern pies. Rick became a deacon in 2008, and an elder in 2018.


Kyle Harris grew up in the farm town of Sunnyside, WA and moved to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University. There, he met his wife, Toni and graduated with a BS in biology. He has gone on to earn two Masters and a Doctorate. He has five children and lives in Forest, VA. Dr. Harris teaches at his alma mater as an Assistant Professor of Biology. Kyle loves creepy crawly animals, painting, and camping. He served as a deacon at Providence Church from 2004 until 2013, when he was ordained an elder.




Tim Fletcher is a jack of all trades; the true renaissance man. Does your circa 1900 home have a door ringer giving you trouble? Do you need nunchackus suitable for 7 year old boys to whack each other? Perhaps you merely want to discuss the application of mathematics in the natural world? In all these things, Tim is the man you’re looking for. While in college, Tim boarded with the founder of Providence Church, Gordon Wilson. After graduating and walking the full 2,160 miles of the Appalachian Trail on his two feet, Tim married Janet and settled down in Lynchburg. Together they have three children and a large dog named Bo. Tim was ordained a deacon in May 2014.


Richard Okimoto and his wife Megan moved to Lynchburg in 2001 from Roanoke, VA in order to be more involved with Providence Church. They now have five children and a two dogs. Richard graduated from Radford University and also holds a Master’s Degree from Lynchburg College. He is an anatomy instructor at Liberty University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Richard loves to study God’s creation and eat Megan’s fine baked goods. He has been serving as a deacon since 2003.


Daniel Tuckwiller came to Lynchburg from Stafford, VA to attend Liberty University. He graduated with a degree in accounting and has been crunching numbers and advising medical practices for HCI-EBS ever since. He is married to Megan and the father of seven. Daniel roots for the Redskins through thick and thin (mostly thin). He has been a deacon at Providence Church since 2009.






Chris Waugh has lived a life of service; serving his country through three tours in Iraq with the 82nd Airborne, his local community as a law enforcement officer, and Providence Church as a deacon since 2017. Originally from Maine, he found his way to Lynchburg in a roundabout way only the military can provide. He is married to Jennifer and they have three children, one in heaven. Chris has a BS in Biblical & Theological Studies from Liberty University. He loves the Boston Red Sox and talking baseball, studying theology and history, and a good wrist lock.