Pastor Marsay Winder is a husband, dad, preacher of the gospel, mentor, and fanatic of Jesus! He and his wife, Isha, have been serving in the body of Christ for over twenty years in various capacities. Their ministry experience includes: youth/college ministry, church leadership, administration, couples’ ministry, stewardship, evangelism, women’s ministry, and men’s ministry.
Pastor Marsay’s call to plant churches centers around a vision to expand the kingdom of God to reach the unchurched and those disconnected from God. The vision to launch a new ministry in Hampton came in 2005, while Pastor Marsay was living in North Carolina. While working in ministry and pursuing a career in engineering, the Lord planted a strong desire to return to his home state of Virginia.
To affirm the call to pastor a local church and to gain some of the necessary ministry skills, Marsay went to seminary at Liberty University, attaining a Master of Divinity degree in Pastoral and Preaching Studies. Pastor Marsay also works as an Engineering Manager at Canon Virginia, Inc. Isha works as an Accountant for Ferguson Enterprises in Newport News, VA.
The Winders met in 1999 as students at N.C. A&T State University and have been married since 2004. Pastor Marsay and Isha have three children (Charis, Kaitlin, and Jayden). The Winders are passionate about family and enjoy spending quality with their kids and family making lasting memories. Their hobbies include family outings, indoor/outdoor games, good food, and fellowship. Pastor Marsay has a true love for people and loves to help others discover and fulfill their God-given purpose.