Our Staff

River Oak Church of God

Lead Pastor Coming Soon…


 

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!