We invite you to be a part of a congregation of Christians, whose only purpose is to do God’s will on earth.



Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Greg Hand, Senior Minister

As the primary minister,  Greg spends a lot of his week visiting and shepherding.  Greg has a great passion for the church and the Word. We have been blessed with his service at PHCC for  over 26 years. He and his wife, Tammy have three grown children, one grandson and two grandsons to arrive early this fall!  Greg is a graduate of Roanoke Bible College (now known as Mid Atlantic University) in Elizabeth City, NC.  His love for God and family is apparent in not only his preaching but, in his everyday life.


Tammy Hand, Worship & Music Leader

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Tammy’s role, although volunteer, is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. She leads the worship in the 11 o’clock hour and  heads up our early worship praise teams and directs both our adult and children’s choirs.   Tammy is also is a member of our own “P.S.A.L.M.S.,” an female vocal group that sings for church and community events in the area.  She also holds the position of Education Committee Chairman and teaches classes for our Sunday School as well as Sunday Night. Tammy is an asset to PHCC in her many roles here.   We are happy to have her share her many God-given talents with us!

Rob Tromm, Youth Minister

Rob’s main responsibilities are teaching the youth and leading children’s programs but, Rob has many, many activities he plans and oversees.  Check out our youth page and see!  Rob and his wife, Elizabeth have three children and live just a stone’s throw away from the church building.  He is a graduate of Kentucky Christian University and he and Elizabeth have served here with us for 6 plus years.   He loves teenagers and is passionate about leading them to Christ!  Elizabeth is in no uncertain terms Rob’s helpmate in most facets of his youth ministry.  Although, with three small children conventions and camp are out of the question, she holds down the fort while he is away.


Patty Richardson, Church Secretary and Pianist

Patty is our church’s Go To person. If you need anything and she can help, she will.  Patty handles all church related emails, bulletins, phone calls and messages, and so much more!  You can find her behind the scenes at about any church function and singing at many community and church events.  Patty not only plays the piano for our worship services, but uses all  the talents and gifts that God has given her in many, many ways at PHCC.   Patty currently  serves as an active member of Central Lifesaving and Rescue Squad and The Gasburg VFD Ladies Aux.  She is also a member of P.S.A.L.M.S.  Patty is a graduate of Ferrum College and has been the church secretary since 1984.


Our Elders

Wayne Morris 434 577-2699
Jim Dore  252 535-1242
John Powell  252 533-0611
Richard Seay  252 586-3445
Marshall Thompson  434 577-3026
Greg Hand  434 577-2026
Roy Warwick  434 577-2097
Elton Lucy – Honorary Lifetime Elder
Charles Braswell – Lifetime Elder

What we believe:

The Christian Church is a nondenominational fellowship of Christians, free from all ecclesiastical ties, bound together by belief in the Word of God and by desire or the unity of all followers of Christ. Our only desire is to be Christians and to do the works befitting Christians.  Our rule of faith and practice is the inspired Word of God, the Bible.  Our plan for Christian unity is through a return to New Testament Christianity.  We seek to build the Church of our Lord on earth as it was revealed in the New Testament, without human additions or subtractions, theologies or practices.  Where the scriptures speak, we speak; where the scriptures are silent, we are silent.  We observe the ordinances of Christian baptism and the weekly observance of the Lord’s Supper as they are revealed in the New Testament.

In the essentials of God’s word we expect unity, in the things not essential we guarantee liberty, in all things we practice love.