Our pastors govern our local church and we believe that having multiple pastors is the wisest way to assure the best care of the local church (Acts 20:17, Titus 1:5). We are grateful to have the following leaders.
Bruce Chick, Senior Pastor
Bruce was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida. He grew up playing baseball and eventually played college ball at the University of Georgia and later in the Boston Red Sox minor league system. After his baseball career, he served as a youth pastor for two years in a Presbyterian church in Florida. He felt that God was calling him to be further equipped for full time vocational ministry so he attended Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando Florida and graduated with a Masters of Divinity degree in 2001. While in seminary, Bruce and his wife Hien attended a Sovereign Grace church in downtown Orlando and sensed that the LORD was calling them to be a part of Sovereign Grace Churches. Upon graduation he attended Sovereign Grace Pastors College in Gaithersburg, MD (now located in Louisville, KY). He graduated from the Pastors College in 2002 and relocated to Roanoke where he became the Senior Pastor of Sovereign Grace Community Church.
Bruce serves the mid-south region of Sovereign Grace Churches in administering ordination exams for pastors, serves on the Executive Committee of elders for Sovereign Grace Churches, and teaches Old Testament classes at the Sovereign Grace Pastor’s College. He and Hien have seven wonderful children and are amazed at the kindness of God in allowing them to be a part of the fellowship of believers here in Roanoke.
Spencer Vaughn, Associate Pastor
Spencer was born in Kingsport, Tennessee (thus the Southern accent) and has spent most of his life in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. He attended Virginia Tech for three years, and left to start his own business. Before becoming a pastor, most of his working career was spent in the automotive industry as a business owner, manager and insurance claims adjuster.
In 1997, God increased the desire in Spencer’s heart toward pursuing full-time pastoral ministry. He eventually went to the Sovereign Grace Pastors College and graduated in 2003. Upon graduating, he and his family returned to Roanoke and began serving the wonderful people of Sovereign Grace Community Church, where he has been associate pastor and worship leader ever since.
He and his wife, Sherry, along with their five children, live in the Hollins area of Roanoke County. Spencer enjoys reading, hunting and camping with his family and friends.
Colin Campbell, Associate Pastor
Colin was born in New Jersey to parents from Michigan, and grew up in Roanoke (his accent can sound a bit odd too). While growing up, he spent much of that time building with LEGOs. He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree from Virginia Tech in 2000 and has worked as an engineer on and off since then. In 2001, he became a lay-youth director which fanned a flame in his heart that God may one day call him to pastoral ministry. In 2004, Colin met Jennifer on eHarmony and it worked… they married 16 months later, joined SGCC that same year, and since then had 5 children. Their lives have been dramatically affected as they’ve better understood the Gospel’s effects on everyday life.
In 2013 Colin left his full-time engineering job, and he and his family moved to Louisville, KY for Colin to attend the Sovereign Grace Pastors College. He graduated in June of 2014 and has served bi-vocationally on staff since then. He was ordained in December 2017. As a pastor, he focuses on relationships in the church and his neighborhood and he oversees our SG Kids ministry.
For fun, Colin loves acting and making short films with his family. He and his wife are also DIYers who enjoy working on their house together.
In addition to pastor/elders, we are blessed with some wonderful deacons who oversee various aspects of church life. These men have been gifted by God to help lead the congregation in these particular areas:
Chris Uliana: Deacon of Finance
Sean McKinney: Deacon of Evangelism
Vic Abbott: Deacon of Community Impact