Thank you so much for visiting the Upward Norfolk campus page. You will find a relaxed casual atmosphere as soon as you walk into the door. We envision a new way of doing church. A place where anyone can come and discover what it means to have a real and vital relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ. A place without a high-pressured environment and a list of religious rules. We want to inspire and motivate people to become all that God wants them to be. We can't wait to see you there!
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Jesse Melendez is grateful to God to be able to dedicate his life to winning souls for Jesus and equipping them to make disciples. After eight years in ministry in Brockton, Massachusetts, he and his wife Elizabeth felt a strong call to leave there and move to Virginia. His passion is developing relationships with people on and off his job and uses every opportunity to demonstrate the love of God through service, giving, teaching and a rock steady faith. He loves pouring into his three children Isaac, Mia and Abiagil and is a huge New England Patriots fan.Contact