Our EFCA mission is to multiply transformational churches among all people. That’s why I’m excited about the work God is doing with the Wilson family as they begin their new season of ministry in Roanoke, Virginia.

Charles and His wife Tranay began serving in youth ministry at their home church in South Jersey in 1999. Together they have been blessed with two amazing sons, Kyree, who is a sophomore year at Liberty University, and Charles III, who is a junior in high school. Over the years, they served their church in several capacities. In 2008, the Wilson’s relocated to Dallas, TX where Charles accepted a position as a youth pastor. Several years later, Charles was hired as the Associate Pastor of Student ministry at a church in the North Dallas area where he served for over 7 years.

In the fall 2016, the Wilsons answered the call to relocate to Roanoke VA to plant a new multiethnic, multicultural ministry called The Hill Church. This past June, Charles resigned from his staff position and made the move to Roanoke, VA to begin examining their new community.

Just a few weeks ago, on  August 12, they held a prayer walk, enlisting friends from Dallas, New Jersey and Roanoke to pray with them for the new ministry, for the people in the community and to better understand why the Lord was calling them to this city. The same day, less than two hours away, we all witnessed the tragic events that took place in Charlottesville. This was confirmation why a multiethnic and multicultural church is desperately needed.

Charles and Tranay both share a passion for Christ and a heart to encourage the body of Christ.  They both love working and sharing their ministry experience together, so please join them in prayer that God would use them to bless the city of Roanoke with the love and power of Jesus Christ.

In addition to working beside her husband, Tranay is a graphic and web designer who has a passion for bringing creativity to churches who need creative direction. She currently runs her own graphic and web design company called Cre8ed design.

You can learn more about The Hill Church on their website and view their church planting strategy HERE.

Contact info:


The Hill Church
PO Box 12125
Roanoke, VA 24023
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Eddie Cole

Eddie Cole

Executive Vice President of National Ministries at EFCA
Eddie currently serves as the Executive Vice President of National Ministries for the EFCA. He was previously the EDA Move District Superintendent. Regardless of role, with a desire to share the Gospel in word and deed, Eddie’s calling is to come alongside pastors and leaders helping them live well, lead well and multiply their ministries with vision and passion.
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