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Lead Pastors | Jimmy and Selina Brockway
Jimmy, Selina, and a group of five families helped relaunch the BEACHCHURCH in 2013. Before relaunching the BEACHCHURCH, they served as Children's Pastors for three years in Virginia and Ohio. Jimmy served as the National Youth and Christian Education Director for the International Pentecostal Church of Christ. During their three years as directors, they learned invaluable life and ministry lessons but knew God was leading them back to Virginia Beach.
Family is important as they both come from military homes that had to stick together no matter what. Individually, God blessed them with their four children, who are passionate about life and living for God. Liberty Rose, Jolene Elizabeth, James William, and Reagan Justice bring a collective energy that encourages others.
Jimmy is working through his Doctor of Ministry degree, and Selina is pursuing a counseling degree. They both recognize the need for continued growth and are always up for new challenges. Jimmy has authored numerous books, and the proceeds have helped build churches in Peru. As an adjunct professor of theology, he endeavors to present the gospel with accuracy and integrity. Once Selina finishes her counseling degree, she will lead Refuge Counseling Center as a church ministry.
Children's Pastor | Gianella La Torre
Gianella (Gigi) has attended Beach Church since she was a teenager. Her passion for others and love for God have always been evident. In May of 2021, she graduated from Wave Leadership College and was inducted into the national honor society as the only student in her class to accomplish that honor. She is attending Regent University in pursuit of her Bachelors Degree in Counseling.
As a leader, Gigi loves people and is a consistent champion for everyone she meets. She loves to serve, teach God's Word and encourage children to see how special they are.
Gigi is the embodiment of encouragement and has a light that draws people in. Her vibrant personality and excitement for life draw children in and creates a safe and fun environment for God’s Word to be taught.
On her days off, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. You will often find her smiling for the camera and being the life of the party.
Ultimately, her desire to show God's love pours into her devotion to family, friends, and her service to the church. We love her deeply.
Two of her favorite Bible verses are:
For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us! (Romans 8:18)
We love, because He first loved us. (1 John 4:19)
Associate Pastor | Dieana Maldonado
Dieana has served at our church for the past four years, as a volunteer, leader, prayer warrior, and liaison for our beloved Latinx families. As a medical professional, Dieana puts herself on the frontlines every day, and we appreciate the passion for others that she gives in every area of her ministry as well. Whether she is helping with passing out food, distributing goods for families, or helping someone pray for deliverance in their lives, she brings Honor to God, her family, and our church. As a mother, Dieana demonstrates the kind of love that can only come from the Lord.
Her devotion to the LORD and call to the ministry are evident and she serves with distinction in public and private ministry. While God is using the BEACHCHURCH as a vehicle for people to come to know Him, grow in Him, and show Him, Dieana is working diligently as a servent and we are blessed to have her on our pastoral staff.
One of her favorite verses is Romans 8:15 "So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
Real People, Showing Real Love, from a Real God.