Marti Williams, CoFounder and President
Marti has lived in the Metro Richmond, VA area her entire life and moved to Southern Barton Heights in Richmond’s Northside in 2005. Louis joined her as the other half of her pair (See Luke 10:1) after they married in December, 2008. Since then, they have lived and served their beloved community in the Northside of Richmond, VA. Marti has 20+ years in retail and human resources management experience and is certified in Christian Community Development with CCDA ~ Christian Community Development Association and has her certification with NonProfit Learning Point.You can also follow her life with Louis and their beloved dogs – Barton and Moxie – in Southern Barton Heights by checking out Miss Marti’s House. Happy Reading!
Louis Williams, CoFounder and Chairman
Louis is an ordained pastor with 25+ years under his belt, I mean robe. 🙂 While attending Davidson College, Louis met one of his heroes of the faith and mentors, John Perkins. His influence and the leading of the Holy Spirit sent Louis to the oldest public housing project in Charlotte to engage in urban ministry for four years before attending Fuller Theological Seminary completing a Master Degree in Theology. At Fuller, he met another one of his mentors and heroes of the faith, Peter Wagner, who unlocked his passion for evangelism and church planting.Moving back to the East Coast, Louis came to Richmond, VA to attend Union Theological Seminary where he earned his Master of Divinity. He joined the staff of St. Giles Presbyterian Church, as Youth Director and a year later as Associate Pastor of Missions and Evangelism. He was encouraged to fully express his God-given passions of evangelism and church planting locally in Gilpin Court, Midlothian and on the other side of the world.After taking a sabbatical to complete his Doctoral Degree focusing on Church Multiplication, Louis pastored a church in Petersburg, VA, and as an interim pastor in Hanover, VA, and also served as the Chief of Chaplains at the Richmond City Justice Center. Now he’s pastoring an organic, New Testament expression of the church called Life Transformation Church. You can also find him at www.PastorLouisRVA.com.
Don is married to Florence (30+ years); and they have two daughters Shekinah (a graduate of Radford University and married to Demetrius Mitchell) and Selah (a graduate of Old Dominion University and married to Andrew DePriest). Don serves as lead-pastor of East End Fellowship, a multi-ethnic Christ centered community. Don is ordained through Church of the Nations International led by Tony and Marilyn Fitzgerald. Don also serves as an elected School Board Member representing the 7th District of Richmond Public Schools and current Vice Chair of the Board. Don has served on numerous boards over the years including: Richmond Hill Council, Richmond Boys’ Choir, Richmond Christian Study Center, and Richmond Christian Leadership Initiative. Don’s mission in life is: “Serving others into their greatness”.
Amy is the founder of Hope for Families Worldwide, which holds week-long Christ-centered camp experiences called Camp Hope, for hundreds of youth in Richmond, Virginia, the Baltic Nation of Latvia and Costa Rica. She and her family worship in Hanover, Virginia. Growing up on the mission field in New Guinea, Amy has lots of stories about sharing the Gospel and living off the land in her early years.
Angie Moreton, Board Member
Angie is a wife and mother to 2 adult children. Angie has been a Jobs for Life Champion, Instructor and Site Leader in the Richmond City Justice Center, She volunteers throughout the Metro area and is a CASA Volunteer in Henrico County. She and her family worship in Henrico County, Virginia.
Rachael Williams, Treasurer and Board Member
Rachael is the Business Development Manager with ValleyStar Credit Union. She is no relation to the founders, Marti and Louis. Rachael is an avid coffee drinker and taco fan. When she’s not at work, she is hanging out with her family or traveling some place fun, and also has a great fondness for the people of Africa and visits them on average of once a year.