The Year of RE






Let’s assume that you don’t know anything about what is going on at New Venture Christian Church. Maybe we haven’t done the best job communicating or someone hasn’t been paying attention. So I will start at the beginning and lay out the plans and directions of the church through some blog posts.

To begin with, NVCC entered into a transition period on January 1 of 2015. That transition is involves the lead minister of the church. During 2015 I will be releasing the lead role of the church and handing it off to Chris Garrett. This transition period will take up to twelve months, if needed.

Founding Pastor

I was the founding pastor of New Venture and have led the church over the last eleven years. During that time we have met in three temporary locations for Sunday services including Carmike Cinemas, Tomahawk Creek Middle School and currently the SDA building on Courthouse. In addition, during that time the church has purchased property on Lucks Lane, renovated a facility there for a ministry center and will build a permanent meeting place and church campus on that site in the future.

Next Level

After eleven years in the lead role I realize it is time to transition to a younger leader who will move the church forward to its next level with fresh and compelling vision and passion. Chris Garrett is just that person.
Chris grew up in Virginia Beach but has been on staff at Indian Creek Christian Church, a mega church in the Indianapolis area, for the past seven years. He comes with proven experience, solid credentials and a passion for reaching those who are far from God.

Chris and I are equally sharing the Sunday teaching responsibilities at the current time. As the year unfolds more and more of the preaching will be transferred from me, to him.

The Year of RE

So we are calling this The Year of RE. The first RE is RELEASE. I will be releasing the lead role to Chris Garrett who will be leading the charge as soon as the full transition is in place.

Looking ahead, other RE’s to come are…
• Relocating
• Restaffing
• Relaunching
• Revisioning
• Remissioning
• Recareering


Kevin Gibson is on the job

Kevin Gibson is on the job and getting everything moving in the right direction in his new role as Worship Minister at New Venture. February 14 was his first “official” day on the job. What a way to spend Valentine’s Day. This Sunday, February 20 will be his first week leading worship at NV.

Here’s a brief timeline of Kevin’s journey since High School.

  • Graduated from Meadowbrook High in June, 2003
  • First job was landscaping with “The Master’s Gardener” that summer
  • Went to Liberty University in Fall 2003
  • Worked for Brown’s Jaguar and Whitlow Chevrolet summer of 2004
  • Went back to Liberty 
  • Had the opportunity to lead worship with Southside Nazarene’s Ephesus service, and Trinity Nazarene
  • Was an interim youth and music pastor at Red Lane Baptist Church.
  • Served as an intern worship leader at Lynchburg Nazarene my senior year.
  • Worked as a framer for Hagner-Connelly construction his last semester to save up for a ring.
  • Engaged in March of 2007
  • Graduated from Liberty in May of 2007
  • Started his former place of ministry, “Webber Memorial Church” on June 1st, 2007.
  • Married on August 11th, 2007
  • February 14, 2011, Begins new ministry with New Venture Christian Church

When asked what he was passionate about he answered… 

  • I am very passionate about developing music that enhances people’s worship experience. I love that God can take something that I enjoy like music and use it to draw hearts to Him.
  • I am also passionate about leading a team of musicians who desire to give God their best. 
  • I love encouraging teams to pray together and for each other, and to spend time with Jesus together. 


An ideal night for Kevin is “Grabbing some great dinner downtown and going to a concert of a favorite band with my wife.” 

His hobbies include: Mountain biking, building things, working on his car, snow skiing and yard work

We welcome Kevin to the worship ministry leadership of NVCC