Connecting The Bible With Real Life
We are a Relevant , diverse , multicultural Kingdom teaching ministry Sharing the Love of Jesus through Faith, Family, Finances & Fellowship
OUR CORE 4 Values:
Relevant Church is a Kingdom teaching ministry founded by Pastor J, our lead pastor, and his wife, Lady G. They started Relevant Church in a town home with just a handful of faithful people. After just 2 months in the town home the vision moved to its first building & current location 5925 Providence Rd. Va Beach Va. 23464
Together, Pastor J & Lady G teach the Word of God and train disciples. Their hearts desire is to see people understand the Word, apply the Word & see the results of the Word manifest in the lives of the people. Pastor J & Lady G believe that Relevant Church is 3k partners strong & growing!
The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth and completely relevant to our daily lives.
Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16
God exists as one being in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.
Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10;James 2:19
God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.
Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4
Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.
Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16
The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.
Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Lk 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27;1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17
Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either 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 Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.
John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15
Man is made in the image of God. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.
Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31;15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11
The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.
Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20
The Church is a local community of believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and 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.
Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3
You don’t have to be a Christian to come to Relevant Church. We want you to know that you can belong here before you believe. Every weekend we try to speak to people who have questions about Jesus and to people who are fully committed to what he is all about. We can’t wait to see you at one of our worship experiences. Here is what you can expect when you come to Relevant Church.
Each service at Relevant Church you’ll find a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with exciting, contemporary worship music and a practical, relevant message. Children are well-cared for in a loving, quality nursery.
You’ll find everything from casual clothes to business suits at our Weekend Service. Come in what is comfortable for you, because Relevant Church is not about what you look like or what you wear.
At Relevant Church your children are a priority. At our current location Our nursery is on a first come first serve basis so we encourage you to arrive to service on time. Our Children’s ministry is clean, safe, and staffed with loving workers.
There are many ways to get involved. You can begin by attending our Next Relevant Steps classes that are held on Sunday mornings from 8:30am-9:30am. This class is for members or non-members who desire to learn the basic foundational principles of the Christian Faith. It is great way to connect. In each of these classes you can build friendships, learn more about the life of our church, and have the opportunity to grow in your faith.
James L. Simpson known by many as JL or J is
A dynamic Pastor & teacher who Loves God, Loves his wife, Loves his children Loves people & Loves to serve & share Jesus in a REAL, RADICAL, RELEVANT, & REFRESHING WAY! He attended Providence Bible College & Theological Seminary in Norfolk Va. with studies in Biblical Counseling. He has also studied corresponded courses at South Eastern Bible College. Pastor J’s dynamic, BOLD, TRANSPARENT, and SIMPLE teaching style has garnered him an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College & Theological Seminary. His assignment is to teach faith while helping to make the complicated thing comprehensible and the controversial thing clear! Pastor J is married to Ginger Simpson & together they love serving God’s people.
His testimony is this: "I did robberies, served 4 years in prison, hustled and ran the streets, sexed women, was hooked on porn, tried the rap game, drank and smoked weed plus did all the club spots... Why say all this? Simply because I am what I am because of the GRACE of God & because of God's GRACE I know I CAN HELP YOU!!"
Ginger Simpson, affectionately known as "Lady G," is the Founder of The Restored Woman, an international ministry & social media community. She is known for her transparent "tell it like it is" delivery that penetrates straight to the heart of all who hear. Ginger has been gifted to fit into any social setting which has helped her attract diverse groups of all races and backgrounds which is evident in her speaking audiences and the women's bible studies she facilitates.
Ginger takes to social media & speaking platforms to share inspiring messages that are authentic and relatable to anyone who watches or reads as she shares about overcoming her tumultuous divorce, abuse, suicide attempts, fear, surviving as a single mother, a split in ministry, bankruptcy, repossession, foreclosure & depression.
Ginger dedicated her nine-year season of singleness to God and learned where she discovered her identity, purpose & calling as she healed. As a result, she is now very passionate about spreading the message of restoration and that abstinence is still a lifestyle worth living & encouraging singles to be whole.
Her story from victim to victor is still unfolding and she has purposed to bring other women along on her journey with Jesus as she demonstrates how a close walk with God can restore it ALL.
Ginger is married to Pastor James Simpson and is the First Lady of Relevant Church in Virginia Beach.
Sundays at 10 AM | Sunday Service
Tuesdays at 7 PM | CRAVE Tuesday Bible Study
Wednesdays at 12 PM | Walk the Word Wednesday
5925 Providence Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464, United States