Lead Minister: Paul Hatfield
Our Lead Minister
Paul began his ministry as a youth minister at Bellville Church of Christ in Ohio. He ministered in Indianapolis before moving to Roanoke in 1976 to pastor at another local Christian Church. He is an alumnus of Ohio State University and Cincinnati Bible Seminary, where he received his B.A. in Missions and his Master of Religious Education.
Paul is married to the former Judy Wilkin. Their son Tim is married with 2 children, lives in Roanoke and also serves at Living Water. Daughter Suzanne is married with 3 children and is active in her church in Richmond. Paul and Judy's third child, Christa, died in an automobile accident in 1985 just before her 7th birthday.
In 1988 God led Paul and Judy, along with Hondel and Evelyn Adams, to begin Star City Church of Christ. Their heart was for the people of the Roanoke Valley, and wanted to focus on people, not the "stuff" of a building. They began meeting in a hotel conference room, baptizing in the hotel pool. Countless lives were touched and changed through this ministry.In 2002, Star City Church moved to the former Hanging Rock Swim Club on Swimmer Lane in Salem. We became Living Water Christian Church, and continue to grow and impact the valley for Jesus Christ.
Our Youth Minister
David began his ministry as a youth intern here at Living Water while he was a student at Johnson Bible College (now Johnson University). He graduated from Johnson and married Casey. Once she graduated, they moved to Salem, Virginia and began working in the youth ministry here.
Casey is a teacher and tutor for Roanoke City Schools working with English Language Learners, and a full ministry partner with David at Living Water.
They are proud "parents" of their dog Lou, and first-time homeowners.
We are fortunate to have David and Casey Duncan using their talents and unique abilities to serve God and His people at Living Water Christian Church.
Tim & Jamie Hatfield
Our Groups Minister
Tim grew up in the church and graduated from Milligan College with a Bible degree in 1994. He serves at Living Water as an elder, Sunday School teacher, worship leader, and organizer/educator for our small groups. Married to Jamie since 1995, they have 2 children who are also active at Living Water.
Jamie grew up on the West Coast and was also raised in church. She graduated with a degree in Humanities from Milligan College in 1996. She serves at Living Water as Administrator and Kids' Ministry organizer and teacher. Jamie homeschools their 2 children, Elisa and Wilkin.