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Our Elders

Jesus has given elders (or pastors) as gifts to lead, feed and protect the church. These are the men our congregation has recognized as elders.

Miguel Davilla

Lead Pastor |

Miguel Davilla is the lead pastor of Hampton Roads Fellowship. Born and raised in the Bronx, NYC, Miguel's passion is to see the gap bridged between solid theological truth and the urban community. He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL and previously served as Executive Director of ReachLife Ministries, a non-profit ministry that serves ministry leaders in the urban context. Before that, he served as a Surface Warfare Officer in the US Navy from 1995-2004. Miguel currently lives in Newport News, VA with his wife Cassie, and daughter Emily, who was born in 2009.

Schedule a meeting with Pastor Miguel here.

Tony Shepherd

Associate Pastor |

Tony Shepherd is an associate pastor with Hampton Roads Fellowship. Tony moved to Hampton Roads in late 1998 where he spent most of his teen years and early adulthood. He and his wife Jolene were married in Newport News on October 27, 2007. They currently live in Carrollton, VA with their four children: David, Stephen, Lydia, and Mark. Tony graduated from Woodside High School in Newport News, VA in 2001 and went on to do full-time music production for over a decade. He enjoys reading, wrestling with his kids, outdoors, technology, and robust theological discussions.

Schedule a meeting with Pastor Tony here.

Rob Gouge

Elder |

Rob Gouge was born and raised in England and spent his teenage years in the Slovak Republic. He is a graduate of Northland Baptist Bible College and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv). Rob is passionate about discipleship and desires to see men, women, and children grow in their knowledge and enjoyment of Christ. In 2006, While at Southeastern he met and married his beloved wife, Emily. They have two children, Luke and Liam, and live in Newport News. Rob enjoys spending time with the family, soccer, and reading a good story.

Jonathan Rivera

Elder |

Jonathan Rivera was born in New York and raised in Miami, Florida. Jonathan’s passion and desire are to see the lost saved and to see the church grow spiritually and impact the world for the glory of Christ. He is a graduate of Liberty University and has served in the United States Navy since 1998. Jonathan and his wife Quemeka have been married since October 16th, 2005. They live in Chesapeake with their five children: Jada, Jonah, Joshua, Jenesis, and Justice.

Asquith Thompson

Elder |

Asquith Thompson was born in Gainesville, Florida but raised on the beautiful Island of Barbados where he grew up before moving to Miami where he attended Florida International University. Asquith has a shepherd’s heart and desires to see men and women grow up to be mature disciples of Christ. It was in Miami where he would also meet his wife Elaina and they were married on December 23, 2010. Asquith and his wife Elaina currently live in Newport News Virginia with their son Malachi. During his spare time, Asquith enjoys listening to reggae and hip-hop music, watching soccer, playing with his son and reading a good book.