Pastor Alvin & Charity Thomas

In March 2015, the Thomas’ moved to Blacksburg to prepare to launch Fireplace church. In addition to picking up part-time jobs and preparing to launch Fireplace Church, Alvin and Charity also welcomed their third child, Abigail, into their family. Hannah (2011) and Elijah (2013) were born during their time of ministry in Farmville, VA. In 2018 the Thomas’ expect their fourth child Benjamin.





Spencer Annis  – Worship and Youth Ministry Apprentice

In January 2016, Spencer was on the very first worship team at the launch of Fireplace Church. Since that time he has been an active member of the team as well as becoming the official worship team captain (Jan. 2017).  Upon graduation from Virginia Tech May 2017,  he became Fireplace Church’s first ministry apprentice.  He not only continues to lead our worship team, but he will also now leads our youth ministry, all the while earning his ministerial credentials.