Our Leadership Team


  • Durant Kreider

    Durant Kreider has been our Lead Pastor since 2002.  He has been married to his Bible-college sweetheart, Boni, for 29 years!  Durant is also serving the Foursquare North East Atlantic District as our Assistant District Supervisor. His passion is helping people grow and achieve their full potential by helping them hear the voice of the Lord and then encouraging them to live by faith, doing as the the Lord instructs. He is often meeting with Jesus very early in the morning and loves spending time with Him in the sanctuary on his Monday Sabbath. When he isn't coordinating Serve the City events in Chesapeake or investing in his marriage to wife, Boni, and their 8 children, you will most likely find him in his garage tinkering on an old car or Jeep.  -EMAIL HERE-

  • Cheri Dunnigan

    Cheri Dunnigan is our Executive Pastor.  Her goal is to assist Pastor Durant in fulfilling the plans and purposes God has for us as a Church. She most often meets with God through being outdoors, in quiet spaces and through journaling. When she isn’t enjoying her husband Brian, her four daughters, six grand babies, and her new dog Maverick, she can be found either taking a Sabbath walk, curled up with a good book, or in her jacuzzi enjoying the silence and God’s creation.   -EMAIL HERE-




  • Cassi Wright

    Cassi Wright is our Church Administrator.  Her goal is to see each ministry of our church thrive and to support the ministry leaders by creating efficient and effective systems.  When she isn’t homeschooling her son Westin, you will likely find her missionally engaging or serving the “least of these” in Chesapeake or Portsmouth.  Otherwise, you’ll find her at home sitting on her front porch with coffee and books!  -EMAIL HERE-


  • Buddy Wright

    Buddy Wright is our Worship Director. His goal is to create an impactful worship experience. He most often meets with God while hiking a new trail, and when he isn't outside with his family, he can be found playing his guitar.  He is married to Cassi, and they have one son. 

    If you play an instrument & are interested in serving through worship contact buddy -EMAIL HERE-
  • Antonio Jackson

    Antonio Jackson is our Men's Discipleship Director.

  • Jessica Hendrick

    Jessica Hendrick happily serves on our Design team and in admin support. Her goal is to create experiences during which people meet with and hear from God. She herself most often meets with God in the silence before the sun is up, and thoroughly enjoys imparting what He speaks in those moments. When she isn't homeschooling her children, you may find her soaking up the outdoors or reading a novel from the early 1900s.

  • Chris Alix

    Chris Alix is our Outreach & Youth Discipleship Pastor. His goal is to see people fall in love with God. He most often meets with God in the morning or during a workout. Chris has been married to Amanda for over 16 years & they have two children.  When he isn’t playing with his kids, he can be found at the gym.  

  • "Buster" William Blanchard

    Buster is a licensed Foursquare Pastor and serves as the Prayer/Shield Team Coordinator.   Prayer is an essential part of our church body, and Coastlands has a dedicated team: Prayer, Care & Aware, comprised of those committed to supporting one another through prayer.  Buster enjoys his 5 children and 6 grandchildren and does his best, as a child of God, to pour as much of the Word into them as he can do.