Timmy Williamson

In October 2021, Timmy Williamson was called to be Pastor of Praise & Worship at Franklin Heights Church. He is a Virginia native, having grown up in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Timmy attended Liberty University where he earned a B.S. in Music and Worship and B.A. in Theatre Arts. While serving as Director of Communication for the Liberty University School of Music, he completed his M.A. in Music and Worship. He loves producing services, concerts, and other musical events.
Timmy is thankful to be joining a great team at FHC and looks forward to all that God will do! Romans 10:9

Caleb Walker

Caleb has served in chaplaincy, pastoral, and parachurch roles for the past 15 years. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, he earned his B.A. at Bob Jones University and Masters and Doctorate degrees at Liberty University. His heart is for every church member to be serving and loving one another in the context of connect groups and reaching the world through missions for God’s glory. Caleb and his wife, Christina, are thankful to raise their two children at FHC.

Julio Velandia

Julio and his wife, Tatyana have served in pastoral ministry for the past 20 years. Natives of Bogota, Colombia, Julio and his family moved to Virginia in 2022 because God called them to minister to the Hispanic community of Franklin County. Their desire is that Spanish speakers would know God and live transformed lives by the Gospel. Julio and Tatyana have one daughter, Sofia, who actively serves in ministry with them. Julio’s driving purpose comes from the Bible verse 2 Corinthians 5:15 “and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.”

Dee White

A native of Franklin County, Dee joined the staff in 2015 and serves as Office Manager and Communications Director. She earned a B.Ed. in English Education from Liberty University and an M.A. in TESOL and Intercultural Studies at Wheaton College. She enjoys serving as the pianist in the Praise & Worship Ministry at the Rocky Mount Campus.

Dee and her husband, Ernie, live in Boones Mill and are blessed to be the parents of their daughter, Julia.

Michael Balos

Michael has spent the majority of his life in Wasilla, Alaska, and is now studying at Liberty University, where he is earning a B.S. in Pastoral Leadership. In March 2022, he started as Worship Leader of the Union Hall Campus. In March 2023, he began in his new role as Pastor of Worship & Discipleship at the CrossPointe Campus.

Taylor Richardson

A native of Franklin County, VA, Taylor previously pastored the students at Halesford Baptist Church for 6 years before coming to Franklin Heights in June 2022. Taylor is an alumnus of Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary where he received his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees in theological studies and religious education.  He married the love of his life Hailey Richardson on September 22, 2018 and she has been faithfully serving by his side ever since. Taylor and Hailey have a beautiful daughter, Charlie. Taylor serves as the Next Generation Pastor at the CrossPointe Campus, overseeing KidzPointe and Students. He has a passion for sharing the gospel and seeing students grow in their faith.

His favorite verse of scripture is John 8:36 “If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” Taylor loves spending time with students and enjoys reading and coffee.

Selah Tuck

Selah Tuck, from Rocky Mount, VA, has served on the worship team of the Rocky Mount Campus Student Ministry since 2019. She is currently Assistant Worship Leader at the Union Hall Campus and leads the Rocky Mount Campus Student Band. Selah is pursuing an associate’s degree in business at Virginia Western Community College. In May of 2023, Selah married her husband, Jase, and they look with expectancy to their new season of life together and in ministry.

 

Caleb Vasquez

Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, Caleb graduated in the Spring of 2022 from Dallas College with an Associates of Arts degree. In the Fall of 2023, he will begin his last year at Liberty University pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Music and Worship with a cognitive in Pastoral Leadership.

Caleb is excited for this season of life where God has called him to serve at Franklin Heights Church! Jeremiah 29:13

Lucas Richards

From a young age, Lucas has had a history of piecing speakers together, making Frankenstein speaker boxes, and shaking his parents’ garage. He’s always been interested in things involving loud noises and low frequencies; and if the subject matter involves circuits, sound waves, or subwoofers, he’s captivated! Now, years later, these interests are Lucas’ full-time job as Franklin Heights Tech Director. Lucas enjoys spending time with his wife, Abigail, and hanging out with friends. He also enjoys running, biking, and hiking in his free time.