(October 18, 2016) – After more than fourteen years pastoring Grace Covenant Church in Roanoke, Virginia, Jeff and Deneen Ell passed the baton of lead pastor to Pastor Chris and Nikki Stup during a powerful installation service last Sunday. NLMI leaders including Pastors Dan Backens and Steve Carlin were able to join in the celebration.
As the Stups step into this exciting new role Chris shared, “Nikki and I are very much looking forward to our future with NLMI and hoping to connect with as many people as possible. We’re also expecting (our second child) in April, which is a total miracle!”
The Ells aren’t leaving to kick up their heels and relax. With a “Caleb spirit” the couple is moving to Richmond, Virginia to plant a new church called North City! NLMI looks forward to being a part of what God has in store for both of these families and their congregations.