• Shaun - Lead Pastor

    Shaun Brown is the founder and lead Pastor of Coastal Community Church here in Yorktown.  He grew up in the Baltimore, Maryland area, but has lived on the Peninsula for over 13 years.  Shaun received his bachelor’s degree from Moody Bible Institution and his Master’s of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Florida.  He and his wife Jen, have 3 children-Caleb, Josh, and Lauren.  Shaun loves sports-especially baseball.  He also enjoys laughter, and a date night with his wife.  Shaun loves serving God as the pastor of Coastal Community Church. 

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  • Jeff - Pastor Of Ministries

    After living in and around the Kansas City area his entire life, Jeff and his family moved to Yorktown in August of 2009 to be a part of the staff at Coastal. He and his wife, Tammy, have been married since 1989 and have three children - Aly, Drew and Amanda. He received his Bachelor's degree in Speech Communications from the University of Central Missouri. He spent the next 15 years in the marketplace and volunteering in a variety of ministry environments and capacities including church planting, middle school ministry, leading small groups and men's ministry. He was invited to take part in a 3 year seminary-equivalent program called the Ministry Apprenticeship Program. Jeff's interests include his wife, people, sports, movies, music and books.

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  • Joey - Music Pastor

    Joey is the Music Pastor at Coastal Community Church and has served the congregation here for about 8 years.Joey is orginally from a small town called Lakeland, GA.  He moved to VA after God called him to ministry. Joey received his bachelor's degree in Religion from Liberty University and his Masters of Divinity at Liberty Theological Seminary.  Joey lives in Newport News with his wife Brayden.  Joey is passionate about seeing people declare truths about God to God through music and he also enjoys continually learning what it means to be a worshipper of Jesus Christ. 

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  • Bethany- Assimilation Coordinator

    Bethany grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia where she received her Masters of Religion from Liberty University and met her husband, Chris.   After serving on church staff at two mega-churches for eight years, she stepped back from full time ministry to be a stay at home mom.  It was during this time that God blessed her with the opportunity to become a Professor and Instructional Mentor with Liberty University Online. Chris, Bethany and their daughter Kristin moved to the Peninsula in 2008 and have been at Coastal for four years.  Bethany’s interests include photography, writing and digital scrapbooking.

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  • Josh- Student Ministry Director

    Josh grew up in the mountains of Virginia near Charlottesville, where he fell in love with Jesus and the outdoors. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Josh and his wife, Maggie, started a family and have lived in Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, and now find themselves back in Virginia. It is Josh's passion to teach students about Jesus by challenging them to stretch themselves through experiences that place them in situations outside of their comfort zone. Josh, Maggie, Jake, Camden and Emma currently live in Poquoson.

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  • Elaina- Children's Ministry Director

    Elaina grew up in central Massachusetts but has lived all over the east coast from Vermont to Georgia. She graduated with a degree in children’s ministry and music from Valley Forge Christian College (Philadelphia, PA). Since then she has served in full time ministry within the church and on the mission field. In 2011 she had the amazing opportunity to go to 11 countries in 11 months. She traveled to Africa, Asia, Australia, and Eastern Europe, sharing the Love of Jesus with kids around the world. In her free time she enjoys baking, photography, tennis, playing the piano, and game nights. Elaina is just a big kid at heart and is very excited about serving the Lord here at Coastal!
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  • Robert- Missions Ministry Director

    Robert was born and raised in Bronx, New York.  He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College and studied health sciences at New York Medical College.  Afterwards, Robert felt a desire to pursue a teaching career and moved to VA.  Robert currently lives in Newport News with Kelly, his 17 year old daughter.  Robert has been serving as a youth and children’s leader/teacher since 2004 and has been at Coastal since November of 2010.  God has called him to serve those less fortunate and Robert welcomes the opportunity to equip others to seek after the passions that God has placed on their hearts. 

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  • Laura- (Intern) College and Twentysomethings Coordinator

    Laura grew up in the small town of Urbanna, VA located on the Middle Peninsula.  She attended Christopher Newport University for her Bachelor’s degree in History.  She began working on her Master’s degree in Teaching before she felt called to ministry; she is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Discipleship and Church Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary.  Laura has called Coastal home for the past year, which has played a huge role in her journey back to finding God.  In her spare time she enjoys listening to music, reading, spending time with friends, and getting out on the Noland Trail.

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  • Julie-Office Administrator

    Julie grew up in Alliance, Ohio.  She married Paul and they began their life in the Air Force for 28 years.  Julie has 4 boys who are all married and has been very blessed with 9 grandchildren.  Julie moved to Virginia in 1993 and Paul retired here and they now call Newport News their home.  After moving here they started attending Coastal and are very blessed to be able to call Coastal their family and home.

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  • Sandy- Secretary 

    Sandy Gibson has served at Coastal Community Church for 9+ years and lives in Yorktown. Her husband’s name is John and they are both from New Jersey. She has two grown children; Amber and Brendan.  

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