Leadership

Pastor:

Hurts Virgil 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, Anna, 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.

Elders:

Coopers David 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 six children and stay busy gardening and raising backyard chickens. 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.

 

 

Harrises

Kyle Harris grew up in the farm town of Sunnyside, WA and then moved to Lynchburg to attend Liberty University where he met his wife, Toni. Kyle graduated with a degree in biology and has gone on to earn two Master’s degrees. He has five children and lives in Forest, VA. Kyle has returned to his alma mater as an Instructor of Biology at Liberty University. Kyle loves creepy crawly animals, tennis, and camping. He served as a deacon at Providence Church from 2004 to 2013, when he was ordained an elder.

 

Walkers Robert (Buck) Walker is a Lynchburg native and graduate of Longwood College. He is married to Jessie and they have seven active children. Buck helps senior citizens find the right Medicare coverage. He is a fan of the Phillies and all things UVa. Buck became a deacon in 2004, and has been serving as an elder since October 2007.

 

Deacons:

Davises 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 to students around the country 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 has been a deacon since 2008.

 

 

Fletchers 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.

 

Okimotos 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 dog named Aengus. 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.

 

Tuckwillers 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.