Who We Are

We desire to live our lives loving God and loving people. Join us and you'll find an amazing group of people living our lives together. 

We welcome you to worship with us and discover the love God has for you. If you have never been in a church, or you have been away from church, please come. We would love to get to know you!

What We Believe

These are the things we don’t apologize for. We hold tightly to them because we believe that God is very clear on them.


God The Father: People may call Him: God, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Supreme Being, and The Almighty. We know God as the Almighty Creator, but we also know He is our Father, who cares and shows us grace and forgiveness.


Jesus Christ: Jesus is the Son of God. He came to earth as both God and man, lived a sinless life, died on a cross for our sins, and rose from the dead to make what God promised a reality. He gives us life.


The Holy Spirit: He is the breath of God. He lives in those who have a relationship with Jesus Christ. He guides, encourages, and

teaches believers how to live.


The Bible Is Relevant: The Bible is God’s primary method of talking to us. We believe that it is free of error in the original text. It was given to men by God, to help us live life to the fullest.

The Church Doesn’t Belong To Us: It belongs to Jesus. We believe that we are to be committed to one another, as Christ is committed to us. Every single person is valuable to Him, and therefore to Relevant.


The Existence Of Sin Creates The Need For Salvation: Man was made by God, to have an extremely intimate relationship with Him. Adam and Eve disobeyed God, breaking the relationship. As a result, we all start life separated from God. Also, we are all given the opportunity to reunite with God through a relationship with His Son, Jesus Christ. We believe and confess that Jesus is God’s Son, and that He died and rose again to save us.

Leadership Team

We believe in an apostolic, elder-run church. 

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. 

Ephesians 4:11-13

Each of our elders has a specific God calling on their lives and by working together they help equip the church for God's glory.

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Bill Francavilla


Bill and his wife Jessica have been in the Williamsburg area for six years, they have four children ranging in ages from 21 to 6.  Both love Jesus and people.  Bill has a passion for the Word of God and for biblical languages and a Masters from Liberty University. Once in awhile you'll catch Bill playing his mandolin with the worship team.

Mark Stannard

Governing Elder

Mark and Rachelle Stannard have been a part of Relevant for several years.  They have five children and 2 adorable grandchildren.  They have a heart to see others to experience the joy of inner healing through an intimate relationship with their loving God.

Bobby Farino

Apostolic Elder

Bobby and Kandy have been a part of the Williamsburg community their whole lives.  They have four children and 13 wonderful grandchildren.  You will find Bobby visiting the local jail weekly, surprising the police and EMT workers regularly with meals and constantly sharing the love and joy of Jesus wherever he goes.

Bob Harman

Apostolic Elder

Bob and Johanna Harman have lived in Williamsburg for years.  They have two beautiful grown daughters and two adorable grandsons whom they love to see as much as possible.   Bob has a heart to disciple the nations and is a regular contributor for Hopewithgod.com

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