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ABOUT US

 

Our Vision

We want everyone to follow Jesus.
 

Our Mission Statement

We help everyone follow Jesus by bringing them to salvation through the gospel, leading them to spiritual maturity, and preparing them to serve.
 

We follow Jesus

  • Personally – as Lord and Savior
  • Intimately – through worship
  • Devoutly – through Spiritual growth
  • Proficiently – in service
  • Lovingly – by helping the needy
  • Mightily – in restoring His church to purity

 

This is Christ’s Church.  Here through services of worship, prayer, and meditation, we draw close to God and each other.  We gain strength to bear our burdens, find comfort in our sorrows, and rejoice in our victories.  This church is here to serve Christ and to help you!  Our sincere aim is to minister unto you.
 

We believe that the church is the Bride of Christ and the He, Christ, is the bridegroom.  This teaching is found in Acts 11:26; 26:28; I Peter 4:16; and Rev 19:7.

Obedience to the New Testament ordinances is taught.  This teaching includes:

  • Baptism by immersion (Rom. 6:3-4) in obedience to Christ’s command (Mt. 28:19) for the remission of sin (Acts 2:38 and 22:16) and
  • Weekly Communion, or the partaking of the Lords Supper (Acts 20:7, Acts 2:42-47.)

The same conditions of pardon are taught here as were taught by Christ and the apostles (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 2:38, 8:36-38; I Peter 3:20-21.)

We believe the New Testament is a fulfillment of the Old Testament, and we accept the New Testament as our rule of faith and practice.

We exist to:

  • Do all things to the glory of God,
  • Evangelize the lost,
  • Edify the saved,
  • Be the conscience of our community,
  • Help the needy,
  • Restore the church to Biblical purity.

Our plea is for the unity of all believers upon the divine plan for Christianity.  We believe in the unity of God’s people through obedience to his word (Jn 17:17-23.)  We love all people and pray that all will forsake man made ways and means and accept the Lord Jesus Christ according to His way (Ephesians 4:1-6.)  If you love God and his plan, we encourage you to take your stand with us and labor for the cause of Christ.

 

Our Team

 

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Senior Minister

Dennis Crehan

Dennis was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1953.   He and his wife, Debbie, have been married since 1980, and they have one child,

Olivia Grace Crehan, who was born in 1992.   Dennis is a Timothy of the Ocean View Church of Christ in Ocean View, Delaware, and he was baptized there in 1987.

In 1990 Dennis and Debbie moved to Elizabeth City, North Carolina to attend Roanoke Bible College.   Dennis graduated from RBC in 1993 and has served the church at Jarvisburg for twenty-three years.  He feels it has been a blessing watching God grow the JCC congregation into what He would have it become!

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Tom Hunt

Discipleship Minister

Tom  joined the staff at Jarvisburg Church of Christ in January 2007 as the part-time Discipleship Minister.

 He is  a 1975 graduate of Johnson Bible College and he was involved in the full time preaching ministry for thirty years, serving churches in NC, TN, and VA before retiring in 2005.  He has served on the Board of Directors for Central India Christian Mission for over twenty years including one year as part-time Associate Director of Development following his retirement.

Tom and his wife, Mary, have been married for fifty-five years.  They have three adult children and seven grandchildren.

 

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Gene Berry

Elder

 

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Carl Davis

Elder

Carl moved to Currituck in 1978 and made Jarvisburg Chruch of Christ his home church in 1979.
 
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Carl has taught different Bible study classes throughout the years.
 
His passion is to encourage those in Christ and lead those outside of God’s grace to a life in Christ. 

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Doug Styons

Elder

Doug  grew up in Elizabeth City and has been a land surveyor in nearby Kill Devil Hills since May of 1981 and  president of Styons Surveying Services, PA since Jan 1990. He and his wife Mikki live in Kill Devil Hills and have two children, Harris and Lea.

 He says, after witnessing the special things at Jarvisburg Church of Christ, it was very easy for he and his family to want to be a part of what they saw.  Mikki is active in the children’s ministry and he will tell you that becoming an elder here was about the proudest event in his life and takes the responsibility very serious. They have been members since Feb. 2011.

 

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George Hoffman

Deacon

 

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Bill Blaylock

Deacon

 

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Roy Holt

Superintendent of Sunday School

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Paige Lewis

Administrative Secretary

Paige joined the JCC staff as secretary in 2015. She graduated from Meredith College in 1982 and earned her M.A. Ed. from East Carolina University in 1989. She is responsible for managing the church office, and she also works as Academic Dean for Jarvisburg Christian Academy. She and her husband, Rob, have two adult children and three grandchildren.  Paige has been with JCC since 2002.