Dr. Jayce O'Neal is the pastor of RED Church in Virginia Beach. RED Church is a growing church community focused on helping people fully realize REDemption through Jesus. 

    Dr. Jayce is also the best-selling author of One-Minute Devotions for Boys, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide. In addition, he authored No Girls Allowed: Devotions for Boys, Crazy Circus World, and 100 Answers to 100 Questions Every Graduate Should Know. he is an instructor at Regent University and is an avid sports fan who enjoys cheering for his favorite sports teams while eating pizza with a fork. Dr. Jayce has a Doctorate, two Masters Degrees, a Bachelor of Science, and a small trophy for perfect attendance in Sunday school from when he was nine. He currently resides with his fantabulous wife and four children in the Virginia Beach area. 

    Sports & Arts?
    He is a huge sports fan. He cheers for the Michigan Wolverines, Detroit Lions, Pistons, Tigers, and Red Wings. He is also an avid supporter of the New England Patriots. 

    In addition, he has an extensive arts background as an actor, director, writer, and is an all around creative type. 

    Favorite Books?
    Being a writer himself, Pastor Jayce loves to read. His favorite works of fiction includes Lord of the RingsWhere the Sidewalk Ends, and The Princess Bride. Some of his favorite nonfiction books include Celebration of Disciplines, Heaven, Multiply, Experiencing God, and Dressed to Kill.

    Favorite Movies/TV?
    Having been involved in films/TV in the past, Pastor Jayce has a wide varied taste in movies and TV. He enjoys genre pieces like The AvengersLord of the RingsLonesome Dove or Twilight Zone, but he also enjoys classics such as The Andy Griffith Show, The A-Team, and Bonanza. However, if the TV is on, there is an 85% chance it is a football game. 

    Random Fact?
    Pastor Jayce is an annual Fantasy Football participant.  


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    Adam Woods - Family Ministries Pastor


    Pastor Adam has been serving in ministry since high school. His love for God gave him a passion to see people grow in the lord. His heart is to help people see the potential God has for them and help them grow in the call God has placed on their life. He has been married to Sara since 2003, and together they have two children, Brayden and Mia.

  • CREATIVE team

    Sharon Schmitt - Creative Director


    Sharon Schmitt is passionate about pursuing the heart of God and has been leading worship since she was 13. She is inspired by various styles and genres of music, and enjoys creating a diverse worship experience at RED Church.

    Bria Swager - Assistant Creative Director


    Bria grew up as a pastor's kid in Nashville, TN. She recently graduated with her Bachelor's in Cinema and Television at Regent University and is passionate about using her gifts to help people encounter Christ.

  • Connect team

    Teresa Smith - Connect Director

  • administrative team

    Nathan Schmitt - Admin Coordinator/Special Assistant to Lead Pastor


    Nathan Schmitt has served in the church since his teens and loves seeing lives redeemed through Jesus Christ. He is married to his wonderful wife Sharon who he met at RED Church. He received his Master's in Public Administration from Regent University in May 2019. Hailing from the great state of Ohio, he is an avid Ohio State fan!

    Sandra Gaskins - Co-Administrative Coordinator


    RED Church is elder-led and a member of the One Focus Network.