WHO WE ARE

Mission

THIS IS WHY WE EXIST. 

We Exist to Fulfill the Great Commission

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

Vision

THIS IS WHAT WE DO TO PROPEL OUR MISSION.

Connect People to Christ and His Family

"We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God's Good News but our own lives, too." 1 Thessalonians 2:8

STRATEGY

THIS IS HOW WE TAKE STEPS TOWARDS ACCOMPLISHING OUR VISION.

Gather to glorify.

"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you."
Matthew 28:19-20

Grow in Godliness.

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." Matthew 22:37

Go with the gospel.

"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

Leadership Team

Zac Hufty

Zac is a pastor at heart, with experience building and leading teams in a multi-generational, multi-site church context. He is an innovative, strategic, and entrepreneurial leader. Zac comes alive by using his gifts of  exhortation and leadership to help the local church discover the abundant life that only Christ provides.

Meet the team.

Jon Huff

Executive Pastor
Jon is passionate about seeing multi-generational discipleship develop in the church body. Through leadership development, discipleship training, investing in the Next Generation, and so much more, Jon's expertise showcases his love for the mission of the church, making disciples! He is married to his ministry partner, Becky since 2007 and looks forward to cheering on his kids, Lilly and Nolan, during their time at VCA!

Chris Ferger

Pastor of Worship & Arts
Chris has a passion to see people connect to Christ in worship. He loves leading and singing all styles of music. He is passionate about college football and drinking good coffee. Chris married his High School sweetheart, Teisha, in 1994. They have 4 children.

Kevin Duffy

Pastor of Discipleship, Missions, College & Young Adults, Singles, & VCA Campus Ministries
Kevin has been at The Village since 2005.  He is passionate about learning, leading, and serving. He is all about making disciples that know how to make disciples and encouraging our people to Live Sent in the world and in our community.

Aaron Hanrick

Pastor of Worship - Reilly Road Campus
Aaron is passionate about seeing worship become a daily lifestyle not just a momentary experience. He enjoys playing the guitar and softball. He is creative, caring, and spontaneous. If Aaron isn't working, you can find him on the beach with a fishing pole.

Nick Smith

Pastor of Pastoral Care & Senior Adults
Nick and his wife, Theresa, enjoy their dogs, watching British dramas and cooking shows, and camping in their RV. Nick’s hobby is experimenting with new foods on his charcoal grill. He is the grill master!

Nic Talley

Student Minister
Nic is passionate about reaching and teaching students with the Gospel and seeing believers grow in their gifts and talents to serve the local church body. Nic and his wife, Lacey, are originally from Florida and enjoy reading, hanging out with their dog, and spending time with family.

Kelly Stocker

Village Kids Director
Kelly is passionate about raising the next generation to love and walk with Jesus. He and his wife, Milinda, have been married over 25 years with 2 children and 3 grandchildren. Kelly is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel and loves anything outdoors including backpacking, cycling, kayaking and snow skiing.

Emily McKinney

Director of Village Kids Jr.
Emily is someone who always puts family first and has a heart that seeks to Love God first and Love people second. Emily is passionate about nurturing the littlest members of our Village family to grow in their love of Christ through Village Kids Jr. She has selflessly served in this ministry for most of her life and is excited to be in this role.

James Nolette

Director of Human Resources

Kira Gauthier

Director of Communications
Kira and her husband, Ben, moved to Fayetteville from Washington state in 2022.  She is passionate about sharing how Jesus has changed her life through writing and creating podcast episodes. Kira loves lifting weights, learning about nutrition, and spending time outdoors.  

Christy Lamb

Director of Finance
Christy is a North Carolina native, and loves living so close to home and family. She is a mom to two precious girls, Brylee and Bailey, and would love to spend every weekend in her hometown of Ocean Isle. Christy has served on our team for almost 6 years and brings to us an incredible pedigree of experience in the business and finance world.

Becky Griffin

Executive Administrative Assistant
Becky is an amazing mom and wife, married to Steven, with three boys, Tyler, Nathan, & Noah, 1 Daughter-in-love, Jessica & Nana to Payton.  You can find her most summer days hanging out in or by the pool with a good book, baking yummy treats, & cooking big meals for the hungry men in the home. Becky brings joy to our team in so many ways!

George Morton

Community Outreach Director
George and his wife, Pam, have been in Fayetteville since 1994, when the army sent him here kicking and screaming. In 1995 when he got out of the army, they chose to stay.  In his spare time, George enjoys reading and visiting his grandkids in Virginia. Pam and George are passionate about encouraging young parents.

Taira Lobban

Music Ministry Assistant
 Taira loves singing various genres of music, and collaborating with other musicians. She is passionate about touching people’s hearts and encouraging them in the Lord through song. This participation in service is a true blessing. She enjoys meeting new people and learning of their life journey. Pointing people to Jesus has brought and continues to bring great joy to her life. Taira loves to travel and is always ready to try new recipes when cooking. 

Bob Barnes

Head of Village Christian Academy

What We Believe

For an expanded statement of beliefs, please see the Baptist Faith and Message 2000.

Who is God?

There is one and only one living and true God. He is an intelligent, spiritual, and Being, the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the universe. God is all powerful, all knowing, and His perfect knowledge includes past, present, and future; including the future decisions of His free creatures. The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
God the Father
God as Father reigns and rules with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history according to the purposes of His grace. God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in Jesus Christ, He is fatherly in His attitude toward all men.
Jesus Christ - God Became Man
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. Jesus perfectly revealed and did the will of God, taking upon Himself human nature with its demands and necessities and identifying Himself completely with mankind yet without sin. In His substitutionary death on the cross He made provision for the redemption of men from sin. He was raised from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to His disciples, ascended into heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God. He is fully God, fully man, and in whose Person is accomplished the reconciliation between God and man. He will return in power and glory to judge the world and to complete His redemptive mission. He now dwells in all believers as the living and ever-present Lord, Because this is true you now have a God who is willing and able to forgive you of your past sins, be with you in the present, and give you a home in heaven when you die.
Holy Spirit - God Indwells In Us
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. He inspired holy men to write the Bible. He enables people to understand truth. He exalts Christ. He convicts people of the reality of their sin, of their need for the righteousness that comes only through faith in Christ, and of the certainty of judgment as a result of their sin. He calls people to the Savior, and brings about regeneration. At the moment of regeneration He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He cultivates Christian character, comforts believers, and bestows the spiritual gifts by which they serve God through His church. He secures the believer until the day of final redemption. His presence in the Christian is the guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism. and service.

Where Do I Come In?

Human Beings - God's Image Bearers
Humanity is the special creation of God, made in His own image. He created them, male and female, as the crowning work of His creation. The gift of gender is part of the goodness of God’s creation. In the beginning mankind was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through temptation of Satan, man transgressed the command of God, and fell from his original innocence whereby his inherit nature and an environment inclined toward sin. Therefore, as soon as they are capable of moral action, humans become transgressors and are apart from God. Only the grace of God can bring man into His holy fellowship and enable man to fulfill the creative purpose of God. The sacredness of human personality is evident in that God created humanity in His own image, and in that Christ died for all mankind; therefore, every person of every race possesses full dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love. Because this is true you are of great value, but may be far from God and need to be saved.
Eternity - Somewhere Forever
Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation.To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is eternal life in Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence. Because this is true you right now have one of two destinations where you will spend eternity. As of this moment your eternal destination is _________________?

The Turning Point

Salvation - God's Only Way
Salvation involves the redemption of your whole self, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and savior, who by His own death on the cross obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes the regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification of those who believe. There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord.
Regeneration
Also known as the spiritual birth, is a work of God’s grace whereby believers become new creatures in Christ Jesus. It is a change of heart worked by the Holy Spirit through conviction of sin, to which the sinner responds in repentance toward God and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of grace. Repentance is a genuine turning from sin toward God. Faith is the acceptance of Jesus Christ and commitment of the entire personality to Him as Lord and Savior.
Justification
God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ Justification brings the believer unto a relationship of peace and favor with God and sets the believer free from the penalty of sin.
Sanctification
The experience, beginning in regeneration, by which the believer is set apart to God’s purposes, and is enabled to progress toward moral and spiritual maturity through the presence and power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in him. Growth in grace should continue throughout the believer’s life. Sanctification sets the believer free from the power of sin.
Glorification
The finale of salvation and is the honor of Christ-followers in eternity. Glorification sets the believer free from the presence of sin, living forever with God in Heaven. Because this is true you can receive God’s gift of eternal life right now by faith.
Eternal Security
Those who believe In Christ, sanctified by His Spirit, will never fall away from the state of grace, but shall stick with it to the end. Believers may fall into sin through neglect and temptation, whereby they grieve the Spirit impair their graces and comforts,and bring reproach on the cause of Christ and temporal judgments on themselves; yet they maintain salvation by the power of God. Because God gives us eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in their salvation for eternity. It is the grace and keeping power of God that gives this security. Because this is true you can know for sure that you have eternal life, no longer live in fear or doubt and experience the joy that comes from knowing that you are okay with God!

Faith Filled Living

The Bible
We believe that the Bible is the supreme spiritual authority on what we are to believe, how we are to behave, and how we are to conduct the ministry of this church. The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired and is God’s written revelation of Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and trustworthy. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of divine revelation. Because this is true we now have an objective source of what is true and what is not; of what is right and what is wrong. We have a written account of who God is; what He is like; and how we can know and enjoy Him personally.
Baptism
Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believers faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead. Being a church ordinance, it is prerequisite to the privileges of church membership and to the Lord’s Supper.
The Lord's Supper
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the cup, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming.
The Church
The church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ to obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

"Village is a great place to find community for any phase of life. We were worried about being a military family and not being able to find a place to connect, but our Village family has been so incredibly welcoming from the moment we arrived. We are so thankful for this church family and all they have done, and continue to do for us."

- A Military Couple

"Village is a Great, family-friendly church. We love the way our kids learn about God in a fun, interactive, up-beat way every week. They are excited to be here and that means so much to us!"

- Family of 5 With 3 in Village Kids

Village has taught me and my family so much about God and his word. Our son is connected with other children who are excited about attending and learning more about Jesus! We absolutely love what this church has done for our family!

- A Village Kids Jr. Mom

"Our family loves that Village provides so many opportunities to connect and get involved. No matter how old you are, or the season of life you’re in, there’s a place for you and people who want to come along side you."

- A Young Married Couple

"As active members at village for the past five years, my family has grown exponentially from being involved in a gospel centered community. Our three teenagers have especially been impacted and transformed by The Village Student Ministry. We know they will experience real, in tune, and solid teaching! Not only have we benefited personally, we have also had the opportunity to benefit others by using the gift and talents God has given us. Being apart of the amazing ministries and outreach opportunities has allowed our family to see first hand how God can transform lives forever! Get connected, you will not be disappointed!

- An Excited Family of 5
with Middle School and High School Students