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River Oak Church of God
Pastor Ron and Donna Hill

Pastor Ron and Donna Hill

Lead Pastor

Pastor Ron Hill is a native Virginian and has served the Church of God as Pastor in Rocky Mount for eleven years, Galax for fifteen years and since July 2016 has served as Pastor of RiverOak Church of God in Danville, Virginia. Pastor Hill and his wife, Donna, have three children and six grandchildren.

Among his ministry experiences are:

  • Ten years as producer and host of Spirit and Truth Bible Study televisionministry.
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion from Ferrum College, 2003.
  • Served on the steering committee for the Faith, Health, Community Life
  • Symposium sponsored by Roanoke College and Carilion Hospital.
  • Elected by ministry peers to serve our denomination as a State
  • Councilman for eight years and served six years on our denominations
  • Evangelism Board.
  • Served twenty years on the State Examining and Licensure Board, tenyears as Chairman of the Board.
  • In 2003 he led a study tour with Ferrum College students to the Vatican inRome Italy.
  • In 2012 he ministered at two Bible Schools and several churches inYangon and Mandalay Myanmar (Burma).

Pastor Hill has sensed the Lord’s leading to prepare the Churchfor the soon return of Jesus. Current events are daily fulfillingprophetic Scripture and the final six verses of the Bible admonishthe Church:

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto youthese things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring ofDavid, and the bright and morning star.

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And lethim that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. Andwhosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

Revelation 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth thewords of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add untothese things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are writtenin this book:

Revelation 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the wordsof the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out ofthe book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things whichare written in this book.

Revelation 22:20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely Icome quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with youall. Amen.

Mark & Natalia Heffinger

Mark & Natalia Heffinger

Executive Pastor

Marcus Heffinger spent the first 22 years of his working life in leadership in some of Southside Virginia’s top companies before answering the call of God for fulltime ministry. Mark spent the first 3 years of ministry as the Children’s pastor alongside of his wife Natalia Heffinger who has taught early childhood education in the local school system for 10 years. Together Mark & Natalia have served as Campus pastor for the last 2 years. They have 2 girls Caroline & Kristina who love the art of dancing and competing in regional and national competitions.

The Heffinger’s like movies, museums, parks, Sweet Frog, the beach, and oh did I say the beach!

When not at church or with his family you can find mark fishing, hunting, or playing golf depending on the time of year. You may even find him on the Pickleball court! His favorite book is “His Excellency” a biography of George Washington.

Christopher Nuckles

Christopher Nuckles

Worship Pastor

Christopher Nuckles has been serving in Ministry for over 20 years. He has served in capacities that include children’s ministry, youth ministry, jail Ministry, Worship in Fine Arts, Evangelism and Pastoring. Christopher has an undergraduate degree and church music from Lee University – – and has his masters of arts in counseling from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary. He met his wife Pattie a little over 5 years ago – – and she has become a vital part of his ministry. Pattie has a degree in art education from Radford University and has been an art educator for over 11 years. Pattie also shares a passion for working in Fine Arts – – she and her husband Christopher feel that God has called them to be a Ministry team! They have one son, Josiah and one on the way! Together they are passionate about their family and feel that that is their first Ministry!