Pastors

Dr. Shane Schlesman

Shane has served at WEAG for over thirteen years. With a background in business and family ministry, Shane understands the needs of families today. He and his wife Sue have 3 sons – Bruce, Brent, and Brady.

Bob Laughlin

Bob oversees all of WEAG’s Media and Fine Arts programs, from Sunday worship to evangelical broadway-style productions. He has served at WEAG since 1981. Bob has a special knack for identifying and utilizing the creative talents of hundreds of people and is constantly working to develop new ways of creatively expressing the message of the gospel through the arts. Bob has a B.A. in Music Education from Lee College with graduate studies in Community Counseling from Georgia State University. He…

Rodney Green

Rodney has served at WEAG since 2010. He oversees WEAG’s Community Life Departments, Administration Functions, and Finances. Rodney has a passion for discipleship and organizational leadership. He has a business background. Rodney has a B.S. in Industrial Management from the University of Tennessee, an MBA from the College of William and Mary and is pursuing a MA in Christian Ministries from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. He and his wife Faye have 3 adult sons – Josh, Jake and Joe.

Dr. Dave DeMasters

Dave is a native Richmonder who hails from Texas. Dr. Dave serves as the Family Life Pastor and provides direct ministry leadership in Marriage & Parenting, Congregational Care, and Counseling. Dave holds a D.Min/Counseling and MDiv degree, as well as a Masters in both Leadership and Psychology. Dave is married to Amy and they have two adult children, Josh and Chelsea.

Marlyn DeFoggi

Marlyn has served at WEAG for 30+ years. She is an ordained minister, published author and speaker, and recognized leader in ministry to women. She has led multiple mission trips to provide conferences around the world that inspire women to live their best lives through Jesus Christ. She has built a wide variety of opportunities at WEAG for women to be involved in Bible studies, experience healthy and supportive communities, and engage in serving experiences. She and Paul have two…

Moises Diaz

Moises has overseen WEAG’s Latino Ministry through weIglesia de Bendición since August 2015. He has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Mechanical Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from the Faculty of Theology in Cuba and in the United States, a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from the Faculty of Theology in Cuba and a Master of Divinity degree at United States Faculty of Theology. Moises’s apostolic gift has served him to plant several churches in Cuba, Canada and…

Lisa Eggert

Lisa came on staff in 2008 and oversees WEAG’s Family Ministries. Prior to WEAG, she served as a Chi Alpha campus missionary for 3 years. Lisa has a desire to disciple others and to share her passion for loving the world. Lisa is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God, received a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado, and an MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Jamal Jones

Jamal grew up at West End Assembly of God and is thankful to now serve as Associate Student Ministries Pastor. His role enables him to be involved in ministry from upper elementary through college, while his primary responsibility is to lead our middle school ministry. His dream is to see all students develop a love for Jesus Christ and make him known from Richmond to the ends of the earth. Jamal received his B.S. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University…

John Kelly

John grew up attending West End Assembly of God and is the Online Campus Pastor. He wants to help create an impactful atmosphere of community for our online ministry. John received his B.A. in Marketing from Virginia Commonwealth University and is married to Nikki.

Tony Robinson

Tony joined the WEAG staff in 2010. He is passionate about seeing the lives of people impacted by worship and oversees the development and ministry of the WEAG worship teams. Tony received his BA in Church Music/Vocal Performance from Lee University. Before coming to Richmond, he served as a Worship Pastor for 12 years in Florida, Texas, and Alabama. He is a native Virginian and is so glad to be home to enjoy all things Hokies! Tony and his wife,…

Jeremy Woltz

Jeremy has attended WEAG for most of his life, and attributes the bulk of his spiritual development to his family, both at home and at this church. Jeremy oversees the Young Adult ministry at West End Assembly of God, which involves college students and young professionals. He is passionate about seeing the lives of Young Adults shaped by the truth of God’s Word through discipleship and community. Jeremy received a B.A. in Psychology from James Madison University and a Masters…
Pastoral Intern Nathan Jones

Nathan Jones

Nathan grew up at West End Assembly of God and is so grateful for the spiritual foundation that was set in his life from a young age. His role enables him to grow and be versatile in many areas of ministry within WEAG. His dream is to glorify God through making disciples and intentional ministry in under-resourced communities. Nathan has worked with Richmond outreach initiatives for three years ministering to children, teens, and adults. Nathan is working towards credentialing through…

Tommy Christmas

John Hershman