Chase is passionate about helping people find their identity and satisfaction in Christ. As our Lead Pastor, he is committed to helping New Century reach people for Christ and disciple them to know and treasure the privileges of the Gospel. When he’s not reading, he enjoys college football, golf, movies, music, good food, and trying new things. After graduating from the University of Alabama, Chase earned an M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. He is married to his best friend and better half Rebecca. They welcomed their son Pierce in January of 2020.
Pastor Of Discipleship and Youth
Josh has a heart for making disciples and teaching them then how to make other disciples. He is currently a student at Southern Seminary where is he working on his Doctor of Educational Ministry in Applied Theology. Josh spend his free time outdoors hiking and mountain biking. He is also an avid landscape photographer and loves reading science fiction literature and building Legos with his kids. He is married to his wife of 11 years, Allison. They have two children, Lincoln and Eleanor.
Randy has worked with the children of New Century since 2003. He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education. He and his wife Cathy have 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.
Matt was appointed an elder in 2017 and has been a member of NCC since 2001. In addition to his commitment to shepherding and discipling the NCC church body for Christ’s glory, he serves on the worship team, his Small Group Bible study, and wherever else he is needed. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, hiking, cooking, eating, and historical documentaries. Matt received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute in 1996. He is happily married to his wife Sherry, who serves faithfully alongside him. They have two children, Andrea and Grayson.
Aaron has been a member of New Century since 2001 where he has enthusiastically served in many aspects of the church including men’s ministry, hosting and leading home small groups, helping in the pre-school, and as a trustee. Since 2017 he has loved serving as an elder of the church and helping us all “be transformed by the renewing of our minds to test and approve of God’s will” as Paul writes in Romans 12:1-2. He is an Eagle Scout who enjoys reading, building anything big or small, distance running, and especially being in God’s creation of the wilderness with his wife of over 20 years, Joanna, and their son and daughter.
Greg, who became an elder in 2020, has a passion for the scriptures, especially when it comes to linking Old and New Testament Theology. This was cultivated by his time at Appalachian Bible College where Greg earned a BA in Biblical Theology in 2000. A native West Virginian, Greg and his wife, Melissa, have called Roanoke and New Century Church home for the past thirteen years. Over the years Greg has served in the roles of small group leader, mission’s director, and youth leader. They have three teenagers, Micah, Levi and Kylah. In his free time Greg can be found on the soccer field, ski slopes or playing video games.
Johnny has been an elder at NCC since the beginning of 2020 and a member since the early 2000’s. He is currently the OG elder because he is the only elder originally from Roanoke. Johnny is married to Cristen, who he met at JMU, and they have three children, Kathryn, Jackson, and Waverly. At JMU Johnny majored in history and minored in secondary education and taught for some time. He is a self proclaimed history nerd. When he’s not peddling technology and coming up with new business ideas you can find him lifting weights, playing golf or doing 101 other things, including reading history.
Melissa has served at New Century in a variety of roles over the last thirteen years. Currently, Melissa leads worship and assists in the ELL program, in addition to being a youth leader alongside her husband. Melissa’s attention to detail and love of planning trips and events, along with a desire for students to grow in their love for Jesus and others, serve her well in her role as Youth Assistant. In 2001, Melissa earned her BA in Biblical Theology at Appalachian Bible College, where she met her husband Greg. They have been married since 2000 and have three children, Micah, Levi and Kylah. Melissa enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, modifying recipes and eating healthy foods with a side of dark chocolate.
Ann is new to our team for 2023. She has been married to her husband Tim for 28 years. They have 4 grown children. They moved to the SML area from the DC/Baltimore area in 1996. She enjoys reading, needlework, snuggling with her 2 black labs, and especially playing games and watching movies with her family and friends.
Jennifer has been the financial secretary for New Century Church for 4 years and loves her job! She has been married to her husband, Kent, for 21 years and counting. They have a son, Jake, who is 17 years old. When she's not in the office, she enjoys knitting, cross-stitching, baking and reading.