Our Staff



Gene Strickland




Gene is a Hampton Roads, Virginia native. Before ministry he was a local general building contractor for 13 years. He now serves God through the local church as well as through international missions. Gene is the founder and president of Evangelism International having held Good News crusades in many nations around the world and teaching in pastor’s conferences. He came to New Heights Fellowship as pastor in May of 2010. In 2014 his book “Amazed by His Grace” was published which chronicles his life and ministry. A graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Gene has also been awarded several honorary doctorate degrees. Gene is married to his high school sweetheart, Renee; they have 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. He enjoys hiking, travel, and spending time with Renee.

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Dennis and Debra Walker



Associate Pastor to Senior Adults

Pastor Dennis Walker was called to the ministry in 1976 while serving in the US Army. Accepted Jesus in September 1975, and was Baptized. The first Church He Pastored was the church he was saved at in Germany. He has served as associate pastor and pastoral advisor in churches and military chapels through-out his military career, He has retired from the US Army Special Forces after 24 years of service. Pastored at churches in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. Pastor Dennis has assisted three Filipino churches in establishing and evangelizing in their churches. He currently serves as Associate Pastor of New Heights Fellowship in Norfolk. Pastor Dennis serves with his wife Debra. They currently reside in Norfolk. They have seven grown children.

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     Jason Shilling

Youth Leadership (More Info Coming Soon)


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Patti Rose





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Barbara Couch







Rick Jebavy