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JV Pender

Pastor JV and Moriah have been married since February 2018. They met at Lee University where they both graduated. JV has his Bachelors in Pastoral Ministry and Moriah has a Bachelor’s in Psychology education with a minor in sociology. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical mental health with a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. They currently do not have any children, but they do have a dog named Lucy. They say that is their child for now

Pastor JV and Moriah have served in youth ministry for many years now. JV served at his home church in Western North Carolina for two years, followed by him and Moriah serving in Tennessee part time while in college. After graduating they began serving in North Georgia and have served as student pastors at North Rome Church of God since June of 2018.  Pastor JV is an Ordained Minister with the Church of God and is very passionate about Student ministry.

From Pastor JV and Moriah: “Rome is home away from home for us, and we love pastoring students at North Rome. This is such a wonderful church and we are so thankful that the Lord has called us here. We believe the best is yet to come for the Student Ministry at NRCOG & that we are stepping into a season where students will know Christ and live a life that is passionate about Him.”

Name one thing still on your bucket list. Have kids, visit Bora Bora 

What food to you crave, and what food do you detest? I crave Taco Bell. I detest sour cream.

Name somewhere in the world you would like to visit. I would love to visit Israel.

If I’m eating a candy bar, it’s probably a… pack of skittles (not a big candy bar fan)

If I have an evening free, I like to spend it… Hiking or walking my dog with Moriah, or taking pictures of nature

What is your favorite season of the year? Summer & Christmas!

What is your favorite book, verse, or story in the Bible?Acts 1:8: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”