Who We Are
Our hope is that lost people will come to Know God, that saved people (we could use Christians or believers) will Find Freedom from their past and dream big about their future in Christ, that dreamers will Discover their God-given Purpose, and that purpose-filled people will Make a Difference in the lives of others, here in Hampton Roads, VA and beyond.
Seven Cities Church exists to guide people to life in Christ.
1. Reaching People
Every person has a story, and every story matters to God; therefore, they matter to us! We are laborers in His harvest. Reaching people is just the beginning!
(John 3:16-17, Matt. 9: 36-38, Matt. 28:18-20)
2. Growing People
Spiritual growth happens best in discipleship focused relationships. We all need a guide and we should all be guiding someone else to life in Christ. We will foster a growth-focused environment for people in all stages.
(Matt. 28:18-20, Heb. 5:12-14)
Generosity is a heart condition that leads to a lifestyle. Generosity comes from within and is about so much more than money. We are generous with our time, talent, treasure, and testimony.
(2 Cor. 9:6-13, Phil. 4:17, 1 Pet. 3:15)
Communities form when people have a common interest and a common mission. Our common interest is Jesus and our common mission is His Great Commission.
(Matt. 22:37-40, Matt. 28:18-20, Heb. 10:25)
Scripture is filled with encouragement and we want to be a people of encouragement. The church should be a place where people are built up, encouraged, and empowered to live for Christ.
Excellence is giving God your very best, in obedience to Him, over time. Doing things with excellence demonstrates that we want to honor God and honor those He sends our way.
(Matt. 22:37-40, 2 Tim. 4:6-8, Heb. 12:1-2)
7. Dreaming Big
We want to dream God-sized dreams and do our part as He shows Himself strong in us and through us. We pray believing that God will fulfill His will and that is able to far more than we can ask, think, or imagine.
(2 Tim. 1:7, Eph. 3:20-21)
Meet Our Team
Pastor Jay Blizzard
His passion in ministry is to train disciples to be effective ministers of the Gospel and to help married couples live in the fullness of all that God offers through marriage. Pastor Jay and his beautiful wife, Rashidah, live in Suffolk, VA with two of their children, son, Izaiah and daughter, Makylah. They also have three adult children. Pastor Jay is known for being warm and compassionate. He enjoys sports, BBQ, reading and writing, and strength training.
Pastor Brian Wood
Pastor Brian is married to his beautiful wife, Kristen. They have 4 children: Graysen, Emma Rae, Blake, and Katie Melei. Katie Melei is still awaiting their arrival to China so she can be adopted into her forever home. Pastor Brian is one of the most outgoing and energetic people that you will ever meet. His love for Jesus and people are evident. He loves to run, golf and hunt. He is a country boy at heart but still walks around in skinny jeans (not the cowboy kind). His passion is preaching and evangelizing, and he loves to put a smile on someone’s face.