Where the light shines

About Us

Get to know more about what makes us different.

Ocean View Lighthouse Church is a place where everyone is welcome, people can meet Jesus and engage in a life-giving community. Having a space where people can have authentic encounters with God while discovering their value and purpose is our priority.

Meet the team.

Jim & Linda Knarr

Senior Pastors
In 1985 Jim and Linda Knarr met at this very church, and have been married and in ministry together over 35 years. Jim was a Children's Pastor in upstate NY for 7 years before they launched out in 2000 and planted a still thriving church in upstate NY. In 2012 their journey brought them to the Hampton Roads area where Jim accepted the role of professor and Dean of Students at a local accredited Bible College. During that time he completed his Doctorate of Worship Studies from the prestigious Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. In 2018  Jim and Linda were invited to take the lead role for our church. Linda is a retired nurse, and along side her husband, has been very engaged in various support ministries of the church. They bring a fresh approach to church and our relationship with God.

Troy Garrett

Associate Pastor
Troy is our Associate Pastor overseeing multiple ministries, including small groups, music, and production. He is a native of the Hampton Roads area. He attended a two-year Bible college receiving an Associate of Ministry degree and was recently ordained.


David Robison 

Youth Pastor
David was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. He has always felt lead and called to ministry from an early age. Once he graduated from high school, he moved to Virginia Beach, Va. to attend Bible college. There he got his degree in Christian ministry. David has a heart for young people and the youth of the world. His goal is to share the gospel with every young person he can.

Sarah Derby

Office and Accounts Manager 
Sarah grew up in Ocean View and attended this church until she was a teenager. As an adult she felt led to return with her husband and son. Her and her family have been members since 2019  and she is now managing the administrative office. 

Services

Sunday
11 AM
234 East Bay Ave.
Norfolk VA, 23503

 Sermons

Enjoy the Sermons from last week, or weeks past.  Always available for you to listen to or watch here.