"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle-I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying-a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth." 1 Timothy 2:1-6
Eric and Melissa Reploeg met and married in Bible college more than 25 years ago. Eric spent his early ministry years as an assistant pastor and music director in Indiana and Texas. After earning his Master’s Degree in Theology, and spending 15 years in ministry, Eric and his family moved to Virginia in 2005 to help his friend, Randall, start Virginia Hills Church. In 2015 he became the senior pastor, and continues to be a passionate voice for life change through relationships and service.
Jared is the Administrative Pastor at Virginia Hills with a special focus on assimilation, systems development, and local outreach. He has a Masters of Divinity degree from Ashland Theological Seminary and previous to VHC, Jared served at churches in Ohio, Minnesota, and western New York. From Christian camp ministry to youth ministry to being a lead pastor, Jared has experiences serving in many different capacities of the church but one thing has remained constant - his greatest joy is to see people encounter Christ in a real way that leads to salvation and life change. Jared and his wife, Mallory, have been married since 2012 and have two sons, Beckett and Carter. As a family, they love to worship together, play outside, and try new restaurants.
James Anderson is the youth leader and worship leader at Virginia Hills Church. While attending community college, he got his real estate license and began to practice real estate in 2010. He has always had a heart for ministry. He taught himself how to play the guitar and eventually started to play rhythm guitar in the church band, which he now leads. He attended Liberty University and studied Theology and Apologetics. In 2015, he took on the leadership roles as a worship leader and youth pastor. In 2018, James tied the knot with his perfect counterpart, Devin.