Why start a new church in Fredericksburg when there are already churches? Hear the vision of how Impact Church is seeking to reach Fredericksburg and the nations for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
IMPACT FXBG // A new, multi-cultural church in Fredericksburg, VA with a great community, Bible-centered messages, and a passion to make disciples of all generations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Changing the world by impacting our neighborhoods, Northern Virginia and the nations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Bringing God glory by making disciples of Jesus Christ that plant churches throughout Northern Virginia and beyond.
MEET OUR TEAM
Brandon Hembree Lead Pastor
Brandon oversees the shepherding, starting and organization of Impact FXBG. He is married to Ellen, and has three children. Click on the image to read more about Brandon.
Wesley Kinsey Serve Team & Community Group Director
We are starting this church already thinking about training the next people to plant more churches. Click on the image to read more about Wes.
Gavin Robyn Worship Serve Team Leader / Creative Director
Gavin oversees Sunday morning worship and overall media development. He is also a local business owner in the area. Click on the image to read more about Gavin.
Alexa Levis Kids Ministry Serve Team Leader
Alexa helps coordinate and put together an awesome kids ministry for our children and their parents. Click on the image to read more about Alexa.
Becky Fulbright Next Steps Serve Team Leader
Becky oversees the Next Steps station, where guests can connect into the Impact family each Sunday.
Julie Echevarria Hospitality Serve Team Leader
Julie oversees the Hospitality Room, where coffee and treats are faithfully served each Sunday.
Dave Rainey Logistics Serve Team Leader
Dave oversees the logistics of our Sunday service, from setting up chairs and equipment, to taking down stations each week.
Mark Merriman Tech Serve Team Leader
Mark oversees all tech-related things regarding our church, from worship, to sermon slides, and much more!
Franklin Echeverria Residency Director
Britter Kinsey Impact Admin
Victor Echeverria Ministry Intern
Lexi St Clair Ministry Intern
We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; co-eternal in being and in nature; co-equal in power and glory; and having the same attributes and perfections (Deuteronomy 6:4; II Corinthians 13:14). He is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, infinite, omnipresent, omnipotent, omniscient, wise, immutable, sovereign, incomprehensible, inscrutable, holy, righteous and just, true, faithful, good, gracious, merciful, and loving.
We believe the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal, pre-existent Son of God, became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary, in order that He might reveal God and redeem sinful man (John 1:1-2, 1:14; Luke 1:35). We believe the Lord Jesus Christ accomplished our redemption through His sinless life and His death on the cross as a representative, vicarious, substitutionary sacrifice, and that our justification is made sure by His literal, physical resurrection from the dead (Romans 3:24; I Peter 1:3-5, 2:24; Ephesians 1:7). We believe the Lord Jesus Christ ascended into Heaven and is now exalted at the right hand of God, where, as our High Priest, He fulfills the ministry of Representative, Intercessor, and Advocate. Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven. (Acts 1:9-10; Hebrews 7:25, 9:24; Romans 8:34; I John 2:1-2).
We believe the Holy Spirit is a divine person, equal with God The Father and God The Son, who convicts the world of sin. He brings revelation, teaches, guides, assures and prays for believers. He is the supernatural agent in regeneration, baptizing all believers into the body of Christ, indwelling and sealing them unto the day of redemption (John 16:8-11; II Corinthians 3:6; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18).
We believe salvation is the gift of God brought to man by grace and received by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ whose precious blood was shed on Calvary for the forgiveness of our sins (Ephesians 1:7, 2:8-10; John 1:12; I Peter 1:18-19).
Pastor Brandon grew up in Mississippi where he graduated from a Christian college in Jackson, MS in 2007 with a degree in Political Science and Communication. After pursuing law school, he surrendered to God’s call to be a pastor and attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon has served vocationally in ministry since he was 18 years old, in which he served as a youth minister. He moved to Northern VA to answer the call as a Youth Pastor in May 2009 at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Manassas, VA. After fulfilling many different roles at the church, including Teaching and Vision Pastor, he was once again challenged by The Lord to plant a new church so that more people in the D.C. area could be reached with The Gospel. On the same day, December 18, 2011, Pastor Brandon married Ellen and the two of them were commissioned to start Impact Church in Fairfax County. After 8 years of faithful disciple-making, they were sent out of Impact Church NOVA to multiply the church and start another autonomous church, Impact Church in Fredericksburg, VA. In the Fall of 2020, Brandon and Ellen, this time with 3 children, Zeke, Zoe & Evie, took a leap of faith to go start their second church.
Pastor Brandon loves baseball and is a coffee enthusiast. He is actively involved in the community and serves on the Board of Directors for EDGE Clubs, a nonprofit campus ministry for local schools as well as Director of the Fatherhood Program for Choices Women’s Center, a local crisis pregnancy center.
Wesley grew up in Mississippi where he graduated from a Christian univeristy in Clinton, MS in 2009 with a degree in English Writing. Wesley also completed a Masters of Education in English and Masters of Science in Applied Communications. After working in education as a K12 classroom instructor, he transitioned to working in higher education as an instructional designer at the community college level. He is currently completing a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design and Technology while working at a local community college. More important than his educational background, Wesley surrendered his life to the ministry of Jesus Christ when he was a sophomore in high school. While he originally thought it would lead to working in full-time vocational ministry, the Lord has continued to confirm the call to bivocational ministry, serving in the local church while also maintaining employment elsewhere. He has served in multiple ministerial capacities: as a summer missionary in Northern California, children’s ministry, youth ministry as a bivocational youth pastor, and in college ministry. Wesley believes that the call to ministry is not a call to be served but to serve the Bride of Christ, the local church, in whatever way he can.
He married the love of his life, Brittany Kinsey, in 2009 and they have two children together, Jedidiah and Emmaline. In 2019, the Lord began a process of weaning them from the world and confirming their call to serve together in a new capacity by partnering in church planting with Impact Fredericksburg in 2020. Wesley and Brittany love to share their home with others by cooking meals, sharing coffee and tea, and playing games–particularly ones Wesley can win.
Gavin grew up in the church, having lived overseas doing missions work with his family since he was young.
He moved to Virginia in 2016 and graduated high school in 2017. After spending a year abroad for an internship, Gavin moved back to Fredericksburg to start his own photography business. In 2019, his business took off when he partnered with Next Door Photos to start a real estate media service for local realtors in the DMV area.
Since then, Gavin married the love of his life, Bree, in 2021. Together, they are raising their son, Milo, born in 2023.
Alexa grew up here in Fredericksburg, Virginia and graduated from Massaponax High School. She attended Christopher Newport University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication in 2019. In college, she was a part of an on-campus ministry, InterVarsity, and served on the executive board as the Hospitality and Outreach coordinator. Serving the local community was, and still is, very important to her. After spending a couple of years post grad in Newport News, God called Alexa back to Fredericksburg and connected her with Impact Church. Here, she is able to serve with the children and help teach them what it means to follow Jesus. Alexa also works for Spotsylvania County Schools as a Remediation Teacher. Alexa loves to crochet, bake bread, and play board games in her free time.
Becky grew up in the Northern Virgina area. She attended George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, and graduated with a Masters in Education in 2013. After college, she taught 3 years in Northern VA, and then God led her overseas to teach English for 2 years in Northern Africa. Becky has a heart for mission minded service both locally and internationally. She is currently a teacher in Spotsylvania County and has loved working with all children. Becky moved to Fredericksburg in 2021 to help plant Impact FXBG and serves as the Next Steps leader. She enjoys building relationships and connecting with people. Becky loves playing board games, hiking, and traveling the world.
Julie was born and raised in New York City. She lived in The Bronx up the age of 17. She then moved to Bethlehem, PA, to finish her last two years of high school. She met her husband Franklin her Junior year and married him three years later. They have two boys, ages 24 and 21. They moved to Virginia in 2005. Julie came to Christ at the age of 32. She attented Fairfax Church and was a youth leader there for 6 years. She left Fairfax Church after her husband was offered a position as the outreach pastor at McClean Bible Church Prince William. There, Julie helped start an adult ESOL program, and volunteered as a lead teacher. Post Covid, Julie and her husband felt God calling them to go and help with the planting of Impact Church Fredericksburg.
Dave grew up amidst the waters and woods of Eastern Virginia, went to college in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, lived for 25 years in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains in Central Virginia and now resides in the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia. He and his wife Marilyn have three sons, one daughter, one granddaughter, and one more grandchild on the way. God has given Dave and Marilyn both the opportunity to see him work through many people in many ways over the past thirty years, and they are looking forward to seeing what He does through Impact in the years to come.
Mark has been a part of church planting and the Impact Church family since the beginning. He and his wife, Robin, were one of the first families invited to help start Impact - NoVa and they felt compelled to join the new church in Fredericksburg to add their gifts and talents to the pool of amazing people launching our church. Mark loves being a part of our Logistics and Tech teams and helping others find a place at Impact - FXBG. A retired law enforcement officer, Mark and Robin enjoy traveling and sitting by their fire pit when they get the opportunity. They have one adult child who lives in the area.
Franklin was born in the Bronx, New York. He lived in The Bronx up the age of 5. He then moved to Bethlehem, PA. He met his wife Julie his senior year and married him three years later. They have two boys, ages 24 and 21. They moved to Virginia in 2005. Franklin came to Christ at the age of 32. He attended Fairfax Church and was a youth leader there for 6 years. He also went to work with FCA as the Prince William director. He left Fairfax Church after he was offered a position as the outreach pastor at McClean Bible Church Prince William. He then became the interim youth pastor for Centreville Baptist church. Post Covid, Franklin and his wife felt God calling them to go and help with the planting of Impact Church Fredericksburg.
Britter grew up in Mississippi where she graduated from Mississippi
University for Women in Columbus, MS in 2009 with a degree in Elementary
Education. Britter also completed a Master’s in Business Administration at
Mississippi College, a Christian University in Clinton, MS in 2014.
She married the love of her life, Wesley Kinsey, in 2009 and they have two
children together, Jedidiah and Emmaline. In 2019, the Lord began a process
of weaning them from the world and confirming their call to serve together in
a new capacity by partnering in church planting with Impact Fredericksburg
in 2020. Britter and Wesley love to share their home with others by cooking
meals, sharing coffee and tea, and playing games in hopes to develop
deeper relationships that lead to making more disciples for Christ.
Victor grew up in the Northern Virginia area. He completed some college after high school at the University of George Mason. In 2021, Victor received his real estate license to practice residential real estate. All throughout Victor's high school career and college, he helped lead campus ministries and was involved in his local church by attending several mission trips all over the country. In 2022, Victor joined Impact Church's internship program, where he has faithfully served alongside the serve teams and staff. Victor's interests include, but are not limited to; sports, video games, hiking and spending time with his lovely wife Julia.