P.J. is married to Pamela L. Preston and is the father of two children: K’saan and Kaadia. He is a 1989 graduate of Martinsville High School in Martinsville, VA and a 1994 graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VA Tech), where he was a three-year starter at Outside Linebacker for the Hokie Football Team. After college, he had a brief stint in the NFL with the San Francisco 49ers. P.J. also has a background in education and administration. He has worked for several school systems as a Health/P.E. Teacher and Assistant Principal, respectively. PJ received a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Longwood University in May of 2004 and a Master’s of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in 2013. In December of 1999, P.J. preached his first sermon at the Crystal Hill Baptist Church in Halifax, VA where he served as the Youth Pastor for nearly 10 years. P.J. has served as the Student Pastor at C3 Church in Clayton, NC for a year and then as the Interim Pastor of The ROC (Richmond Outreach Center) for nearly a year in 2013. For the past few years, P.J. has been the full-time Campus Pastor at Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg, VA where he leads and speaks to over two thousand students a week. God gave P.J. the vision to plant The Hope Company several years ago. The mission for The Hope Company is to be a company of multi-ethnic believers that are vessels through which the hope of Jesus Christ flows. Our desire is that when people come in contact with us be it in the church meeting place or in the community that they will feel REFRESHED, RESTORED, and RELEASED.
Refreshed. Restored. Released.
Refreshed – We pray that The Hope Company will be a place where your soul can be refreshed.
Restored – We pray that you are restored to right relationship with God and man.
Released – We pray that you will be released to operate in your gifts and callings.
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The heart of our church is to make an impact on the Lynchburg community by serving hope.