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Our Staff

Executive Staff


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Shaun Brown

Senior Pastor

Facebook: shaun.brown.7798

Pastor Shaun grew up in the Baltimore area, but has lived on the Peninsula since 2001.  In May of 2001 he became the lead pastor of Bay Rivers Community Church, and began to talk with the pastor of Tidewater Community Church about merging to form Coastal. Shaun received his Bachelor’s Degree from Moody Bible Institute and his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary in Florida.  He and his wife Jen, have 3 children - Caleb, Josh, and Lauren.  Shaun loves sports, especially baseball.  He also enjoys laughter and date nights with his wife.  Shaun loves serving God as the pastor of Coastal Community Church. 

Some favorite books: Desiring God, Knowing God

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Andrew Oates

Executive Pastor

Twitter: @andrewoates

Andrew joined Coastal in 2014, bringing 20 years of pastoral ministry experience with him.  He graduated from Liberty University with bachelor and master degrees, and is working to pursue his doctorate.  If you spend any time around Andrew, it won't take long for him to start talking about his wonderful wife Holly, and their four children: Hannah, Will, Grace, and Stone. He enjoys reading, movies, fishing, and spending time with his family.

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Bethany Lay

Executive Director of Assimilation & Communication

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Bethany grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia where she received her Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University and met her husband, Chris.   After serving on church staff at two mega-churches for eight years, she stepped back from full time ministry to be a stay at home mom.  It was during this time that God blessed her with the opportunity to become a Professor and Instructional Mentor with Liberty University Online. Chris, Bethany and their daughter Kristin moved to the Peninsula in 2008 and have been at Coastal since 2010 before joining the staff in 2012.  Bethany’s interests include photography, writing and digital scrapbooking.

Some favorite books: The Equipping Church, God Is Closer Than You ThinkKeeping A Princess Heart in a Not So Fairy Tale World | Safely Home

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Joey Tomlinson

Executive Pastor of Discipleship & Corporate Worship

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Twitter: @joey_tomlinson

Joey has served Coastal on staff in some form since 2005 and joined full-time in 2007. Joey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Religion and a Master of Divinity degree. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Counseling through Southern Seminary.  Joey lives in Yorktown with his wife, Brayden and son, Henry Jacob.

Some favorite books: The Religious Beliefs of America’s Founders, Tell The Truth, Evangellyfish | Moby Dick



Pastoral & Ministry Staff


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Joel Arcieri

Assistant Director of Corporate Worship

Facebook: joel.arcieri

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Jordan Barnette

Assistant Director of Finance & Human Resources

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Twitter: @JmanBarnette

Jordan grew up in Ashburn, Virginia, and later moved down to the Hampton Roads area where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Christopher Newport University. Having a heart for ministry, Jordan joined the Coastal staff in July of 2014 as the Financial Coordinator. His hobbies include guitar, music, and tennis.

Some favorite books: Don't Waste Your Life, Worship Matters

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Wilson Bever

Director of Student Ministries: High School and College

Facebook: wilson.bever

Wilson has been attending Coastal since 2013 and has had the pleasure of serving at Coastal full time in January 2015 as the Ministry Director for middle school, high school, and college students. He received his B.S. in Biology from Christopher Newport University and ran Track & Field for CNU. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Wilson and his wife, Baricia, were married on August 31, 2014 and live in Newport News.

Some favorite books: Men of Courage: God's Call to Move Beyond the Silence of Adam, The Stray Shopping Carts of Eastern North America: A Guide to Field Identification

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Janelle Fricke

Director of Early Childhood Ministry

Facebook: janelle.fricke

Janelle grew up in a small town in Nebraska and completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at the University of Nebraska. During an assignment in Richmond in 1995 she met her husband, Keith. In 2008 they began attending Coastal while doing ministry at a local marina in Gloucester, and relocated to the area in 2012. Using her love for children, she has been involved in various capacities in children’s ministry. Janelle has served in the children’s ministry area at Coastal since 2012, and came on staff in October 2014 as the Early Childhood Coordinator. She loves anything that has to do with being outdoors, from hiking and running to gardening and spending time with her husband boating and fishing.

Some favorite books: Loving Well, Loving GodThe Attributes of God. Anything by Karen Kingsbury or Francine Rivers.

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Jeff Frye

Director of Operations


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Josh Hazel

Assistant Director of Technology

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Josh is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and though his heritage makes him a dedicated Steelers fan, he has spent most of his life here in Coastal Virginia. After attending Liberty University for 2 years he transferred to St. Leo University to continue pursuing his degree in Business Management.  Josh has previously served on a church staff in youth ministry and spent a few years as a hotel manager.  He’s been attending Coastal since 2007 and joined the staff in September 2014. Josh lives in Newport News with his beautiful and talented wife Ashleigh.

Some favorite books: Desiring God, The Book That Made Your World, Can Man Live Without God? | The Killer Angels

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Elaina Muro

Director of Coastal Kids

Facebook: elaina.rogers

Elaina grew up in central Massachusetts but has lived all over the east coast from Vermont to Georgia. She graduated with a degree in Children’s Ministry and Music from Valley Forge Christian College (Philadelphia, PA). Since then she has served in full time ministry within the church and on the mission field before joining the staff at Coastal in 2014. In 2011 she had the amazing opportunity to go to 11 countries in 11 months. She traveled to Africa, Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe, sharing the love of Jesus with kids around the world. In her free time she enjoys baking, photography, tennis, playing the piano and game nights. Elaina and her husband Spencer live in Newport News. Elaina is just a big kid at heart and is very excited about serving the Lord here at Coastal!

Some favorite books: The Prodigal God, Radical, The Hole in Our Gospel, The Mark of the Lion Trilogy

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Josh Schwarting

Director of Missions

Facebook: joshua.schwarting

Josh grew up in the mountains of Virginia near Charlottesville, where he fell in love with Jesus and the outdoors. After graduating from East Tennessee State University, Josh and his wife, Maggie, started a family and have lived in Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina and now find themselves back in Virginia. Josh joined Coastal in 2011 and it is his passion to help equip the church to stretch and go out into the world to share the Gospel. Josh, Maggie, Jake, Camden, Emma, and Kaleb currently live in Poquoson.

Some favorite books: The Circle Series, Wild Goose Chase, The Prodigal God | World War Z

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David Wilson

Pastor of Care & Discipleship

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David grew up in the northeast, meeting his wife in Bible College in Northeastern PA. They have been married for 34 years and have 4 children. David comes to Coastal with 31 years of ministry experience, mostly as a lead pastor. His training includes a Master’s degree in Christian Administration and a Doctorate in Biblical Preaching from Master’s International University in Evansville, IN. His greatest joy is found in seeing people transformed in their walk with God, taking incremental steps of growth as they follow Jesus. His interests include spending time with his wife (and kids when possible) and fishing.

Some favorite books: Surprising Insights from the Unchurched, Multiply, Breaking the Missional Code

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Andrew Wilson

Director of Student Ministries: 45th Street and Middle School



Administrative Staff


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Sandy Gibson

Executive Assistant

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Sandy grew up in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and graduated from York College of Pennsylvania with a degree in Secretarial Science many years ago. Her home church is Our Lady Queen of Peace but has worked at Coastal for over 10 years. She feels very blessed to have two church homes. Sandy and her husband John have two children, Amber and Brendan. She loves to scrapbook, cook, and spend as much time at the beach as possible. Her favorite food is anything sweet.

Favorite book: The Giving Tree

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Linda Schrock

Executive Assistant

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Linda is originally from Groton, Connecticut (the submarine capital of the world) and joined the staff as Pastor Andrew's assistant in August 2014. Linda graduated from Katharine Gibbs School of Business in Boston, as well as the University of Connecticut School of Paralegal Studies and has over 20 years of administrative experience. She and her husband, Robb (a retired submariner), have been married for 21 years and have two children, Zach and Meagan. Linda's interests include spending time with her family, traveling, reading and dogs.

Some favorite books: A Call to Joy, One Thousand Gifts | The Harry Potter series

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Amanda Wilson

Executive Assistant

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