Rev. Rob Robertson, Senior Pastor

Pastor Rob grew up in Virginia Beach. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia where he was pre-med and a history major. Following his graduation, Rob went into the information technology field and owned his own business. During the late 1990s, Pastor Rob was hearing a call to full-time ministry. After selling his business in 1999, he answered the Lord’s call and attended Duke Divinity School, graduating in 2004. Since then, Pastor Rob has served as the lead pastor in three congregations in the Virginia Conference: two churches for six years each in Virginia Beach, and a congregation in Charlottesville. Pastor Rob and his wife, Carolyn, will be celebrating their 29th wedding anniversary in September. They have two adult children, Michael and Katherine, and a six- year-old black lab, named Rubee.

Phone: 703-978-8724 Ext: 104

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Rev. Jiyeon Kim,  Associate Pastor for Children and First Impressions

Pastor Jiyeon was born in Incheon South Korea, and has travelled to the Philippines, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, and China.  She graduated from Yonsei University in Seoul with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theology and Social Welfare in 2008, and from Wesley Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in 2012. Jiyeon enjoys meeting new people because it involves “learning a new world where I have never been, and inviting them into my world,” and loves teaching children about God because of “their pure and joyful heart toward God — and the unexpected answers they give me.” In her spare time, Jiyeon enjoys music, drama, organizing, and learning new things.

Phone: 703-978-8724 Ext: 103

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Rev. Forrest Teague,  Associate Pastor for Youth, Young Adults, and Outreach

Pastor Forrest (yes, like Forrest Gump) grew up in the Methodist church as a pastor’s kid. He came to real faith in Jesus when as a Senior in High school in Hampton Roads where he was born and raised. He went on to major in Earth and Environmental Science at Virginia Wesleyan College, while being a part of ministry on campus and off with Younglife and others. He married the love of his life, Emilee, in 2018 on a hot July day. They met on a mission trip to Nicaragua. He loves Baseball and the Chicago Cubs! He is a fan of NC State and the Carolina Panthers. Pastor Forrest grew up at the beach, so he learned how to surf and skim board which came naturally having skate- and long-boarded for years. He enjoys video games because they connect him to old friends. He also enjoys hunting and other outdoor activities.
Phone: 703-978-8724 Ext: 105

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 Live from St. Stephen’s, It’s Saturday (Facebook) Live
On Saturday afternoon July 11, Pastors Jiyeon and Forrest went ‘live” on Facebook talking about a variety of things including current church online activities and what their favorite Bible characters are. View the video here or by clicking on the photo of Pastors Jiyeon and Forrest.

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