We are a ministry that has been planted in Mathews, VA with a vision to see lives transformed and community empowered through the principles & ministry of Jesus Christ.
Our mission is to present the message of Jesus Christ to our community through effective, strategic, and relevant ministry.
If you looking for a church that is comfortable to attend, active in the community, committed to helping people, in love with Jesus Christ, and is Relevant... You have found the right place!
Pastor Patrick O. Billups accepted his call to preach in 2007. God had previously blessed him with the position as minister of music in 2006. As a minister in training, Patrick continued the study of ministry by serving in many different ministries & capacities in conjunction with continuing education.
In November of 2009 New Creation Ministries officially recognized the call of God on his life and granted him a license to preach as well as a license as Minister of Music. Throughout the journey of preparation for ministry Pastor Billups has served in many ministries and been honored with many recognitions.
In 2010 Pastor Billups graduated from Christopher Newport University with a BA in Music with a Minor in Religious Studies. In 2012 Pastor Billups was ordained and appointed to a level of pastoral leadership. Pastor Billups and his family felt the mandate to plant a church in Mathews VA, and established RELEVANT CHURCH in 2014.
Pastor Billups and Relevant Church currently serve under the covering of Bishop Eugene V. Reeves, Presiding Bishop of Eagles Rock Communion of Christian Leaders.
Pastor Billups is happily married to his wife of over 10 years, Carmaleta, and has two wonderful twin boys (Gracen & Micah). God has been truly faithful, and Pastor Billups and his family are excited to see what he does next!
Pastor Carmaleta, originally from Northern, VA, accepted her call to ministry at the age of 12. She has been trained and taught in the ministry while serving as a youth council member, youth leader, choir and praise team member, and minister in training. While a minister in training, Pastor Carmaleta spent time serving in her community by volunteering at the local Boys and Girls Club and creating a mentoring program for young girls. In 2010 she was licensed as a minister.
Pastor Carmaleta earned a Bachelors of Arts in Communication with a minor in Religious Studies from Christopher Newport University in 2010. She also earned her Masters of Arts in Human Services with a concentration in Christian Ministry from Liberty University in 2014. In 2016 Pastor Carmaleta was ordained under Eagles Rock Communion of Christian Leaders with Bishop Eugene V. Reeves serving as the Presiding Bishop.
Pastor Carmaleta has accepted the call that the Lord has placed on her life and thrives to live out the mission to reach the world for Jesus Christ and letting them know that none of us are defined by our circumstances and situation. There is hope and there is a future.
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