Speaking as one voice on the issues of the day, the Virginia Pastor Network assists pastors in performing their biblical duty of being salt and light in our culture through civic activism (Matthew 5:13).

Who We Are

The Virginia Pastor Network (VPN) is a grassroots arm of The Family Foundation through which pastors connect to both The Family Foundation and other like-minded pastors. VPN is denominationally, regionally and ethnically diverse, attempting to illustrate a unity in the body of Christ on pro-family issues.

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity and humanity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His present rule as Head of the Church, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

Meet Our Staff

 | Chaplain

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Responsible for building a vibrant network of pastors across Virginia, equipping pastors to engage their congregations, and ministering to the Board of Directors and staff of The Family Foundation.

Gene Painter | Director of Ministry Relations

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Provides assistance to the Virginia Pastor Network including event organization, pastor outreach, and grassroots coordination.

Resources (coming soon)

The Virginia Pastor Network is here to support and minister to you as you lead your congregation.  Below are some resources we hope will be useful to you:

  • Sermon Assistance (including video and manuscript support)
  • Chaplain Blog 
  • Video Content
  • Bulletin Inserts
  • Virginia General Assembly Update
  • Ministry Pulse:  2-minute pastor interviews on various topics
  • Culture Impact Teams
  • Sign up for Family Foundation emails
  • Public Policy 101