The lead pastor of Velocity Church is Dean Ralls. He and his wife, Charlene, married after graduating from Southeastern Bible College in 1992. He served as a youth pastor in Alabama, North Carolina, and Virginia, as senior associate pastor in Hampton, and a lead pastor in York County for the last nine years.
Dean is an approachable, relational, encouraging, and compassionate leader. He loves caring for people and reaching the lost. Dean has followed in his family's footsteps and has been associated with ministry throughout his life. He is sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit and tackles practical and controversial topics relevant to current events with biblically based teaching/preaching.
Dean and Charlene have two sons and one daughter-in-law. They live in York County along with their family dog (Coco).
More About Pastor Dean:
Pastor Dean loves meeting new people whether it's while prayer walking in his neighborhood or riding his mountain bike on long trails. He likes playing board games, corn hole, tennis, and ping pong (he will even play a round of golf although he is a terrible golfer). Watching reality TV shows like Survivor, Gold Rush, Restaurant Impossible are enjoyable in his spare time.
He likes to listen to podcasts and read books on ministry, leadership, and business.
More About Charlene:
Charlene likes to go on adventures. She enjoys going on bike rides, playing board games, going on walks, shopping for deals, and reading novels. She loves the beach and being outdoors (but she hates cold weather and mosquitos).
She has taught elementary school for 20 years. Currently she is a reading interventionist at an elementary school in Hampton.
Charlene leads VKids which is the children's ministry at Velocity.
Both Dean and Charlene would love to meet you sometime. Be sure to plan a visit by clicking the button below.