Nigel was born in Barbados West Indies, sometimes described as the most easterly located island in the Caribbean. His faith journey began in 1968, when as a youngster, only 12, he came to faith in Christ. Since then, forty-three years of being a follower of Jesus Christ has led to many endeavors.
Nigel left Barbados in August of 1979 in pursuit of the call of God. He attended Blue Water Bible College in the United States Virgin Islands, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Theology with special honors. While on the island of St. Thomas he became very active in the local church, which led him to eventually become the pastor of Grace Baptist Church.
In 1982 Nigel was led to move to Lynchburg, VA for further studies. For the next eight years he was engaged in studies out of which he earned a Bachelors of Science, a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts degree with concentrations in theology, biblical exegesis, and Greek from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also pursued Doctoral Studies in Counseling and Psychology from Liberty University.
Nigel has been involved in training Christian workers over the last twenty years.
He has served as an adjunct professor for International Seminary in Plymouth, Florida for eight years. In 1992 he became an adjunct professor for Virginia University of Lynchburg, formally, Virginia Seminary, teaching on the main campus as well as the Danville extension site.
Nigel continues to serve as pastor of Second St. Paul Baptist Church which he has been doing for the past 26 years. In 2008, he started a multi-cultural, multi-racial ministry in Lynchburg, VA called All Nations Community Church.
Along with his pastoral duties at home, Nigel finds time to travel and share the gospel whenever possible. He has traveled to several states preaching the word. He has also visited Nigeria, West Africa and a number of Caribbean islands.
In addition to these responsibilities, Nigel serves as president of the Elpis Center Inc., a center promoting youth programs and activities, and has directed this for 13 years. He is also president of the Altavista Businessman’s Club and former board member of New Covenant Schools, and received the Community Service Award from the NAACP, and was also awarded outstanding teacher of the year from VUL in 1995.
Nigel resides in Lynchburg, VA with his wife Pauline of 30 years and his two daughters, Shirley and Kendra- both recent university graduates. His favorite pastimes are playing ping pong when he finds a partner, going to Smith Mtn. Lake for relaxation, reading and playing his harmonica.
James was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. His life dream was to be a Veterinarian, but the Lord changed that calling to full-time ministry in 1987. James married Sheila in 1988, and shortly after, became a Youth Pastor. They served in Youth ministry for 8-years before moving into church planting. After helping a friend plant a church in South Denver, the Lord moved James and Sheila to start City Church in Denver’s inner city. They believed the Lord called them to be a church of all colors, cultures, and backgrounds. The Lord blessed the Mashburns with a multi-cultural church and lifelong friends. During his time as Senior Pastor, James got into aviation and became a flight instructor. In 2006, the Lord led James & Sheila to Liberty University and a brand-new flight program, of which he served as the Director of Flight Operations and mentor of young men and women. In Lynchburg, they joined a new church plant called Hope Aglow, which later became Gospel Community Church. James served on the pastoral staff for a couple of years. In 2017, the Lord led them to the downtown Lynchburg area to join All Nations Community Church.
James and Sheila have also been blessed with five children: James Jr. (Kelley), Jacob (Kelsey), Caleb (Rachel), Desireee (Scott), and Jayme(Not officially adopted but still one of their kids). James and Sheila also have nine grandchildren, which help light up their lives and keep them busy! James continues to serve as a professor at Liberty University.
Discipleship & Education Pastor
Joshua’s walk with God has not been one of instant conversion, but one of pruning, chastening, and growing in abundant grace. Joshua grew up in an absent parent home surrounded by anger, violence, and disrespect for authority. With no father in the home and no Godly leadership, Joshua rebelled, turned to substances, and dropped out of high school. In December 1996 he was arrested for DUI and while intoxicated resisted arrest and was charged with assault on police officers. That incident resulted in Joshua having to go to jail. Even though Joshua had been exposed to Christianity in his youth, it wasn’t until his incarceration Joshua truly pressed into the journey of turning his life over to the care of Jesus Christ. Not perfect by any means, he still wrestled with the attachments, habits, and triggers of who he was.
Through God’s grace, Reverend Pratt became an ordained Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He holds a Political Science degree, BA '98, from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ and three master’s degrees: Master of Arts Religion '07, Master of Religious Education '08 & Master of Divinity in Leadership '09 from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Joshua has served in ministry as a pastor in Virginia and Arizona. His passion is evangelism and discipleship, and he loves to talk about politics and religion. In politics, he has been a conservative grassroots activist and organizer in over 25 Republican political campaigns in Arizona, Virginia, and Illinois.
Currently, in addition to his duties with All Nations Community Church, Joshua is the Senior Elder of Action Mission, a 508c1a non-profit faith-based ministry. Action Mission exists to restore the greatness of America by propagation of the foundational Judeo/Christian beliefs found in the Holy Bible, the Declaration of Independence, and the Constitution of the United States to government. This mission is accomplished by encouraging, equipping, and engaging citizens to serve in their community and raise up, hold accountable, and support Servant Leaders (Christians) towards societal reform to protect individual and parental rights, reduce the administrative state, ease the tax burden on businesses and individuals, and provide to all the equal opportunity to prosper and live free from tyranny.
Dr. Rev. Jerry Falwell said often, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” Through Joshua’s life he has proved that to be true, from the lack of leadership in his life as a young man to the God filled leadership in his life today, Joshua has demonstrated that in Christ, anyone can overcome any adversity and be a victor in Christ for the Kingdom of God.
Pastor & Minister of Care Outreach
Minister of Evangelism
Minister of Recovery & Retention
Dave began filling his treasure chest of experience in children’s ministry in 1977 at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg. From 1977-2008, he served as a teacher of Child Evangelism, teacher in the Junior Dept., and as Children Pastor at the CENTER, TRBC Inner City Ministry. He became the Children's Pastor of All Nations in August, 2008. Dave, and his wife Marlene’s, birth roots are in Vermont, but both were born again in Christ in Lynchburg, VA. Marlene is the fourth grade teacher, and an assistant to Dave. They have two sons and four grandchildren. They are the owners of Champney Concrete and Construction Co. In his position as Children's Pastor, Dave oversees the Sunday school teaching ministry for pre-school through eighth grades.
Sunday School Superintendent
Clark grew up in rural Pennsylvania and moved to Lynchburg in 1985 to attend Liberty University.
He graduated from Liberty with a degree in Psychology. He is employed as a Behavior Specialist by
Laurel Regional Program for students with disabilities. He met his wife Sharrie at Liberty.
They have been married 25 years, and have two sons, Christopher and Jared. Clark is one of the
founding members of All Nations. He is a Trustee and Sunday School Superintendent. He is responsible for recruiting and training teachers. Sharrie is a Sunday school rotation teacher for first through fifth grades.
Clark enjoys bicycle riding and camping to relax, get away, and refresh.
Sarah joined ANCC in January 2023 after the retirement of beloved long-time church secretary, Emma Coleman. Sarah was born and (mostly) raised in Colorado, with her early years in St. Thomas, USVI. She has lived in Virginia since 2010, but has lived coast to coast in the US. She is married to Pastor Josh and has one son, Brendan. Sarah has been working as an office manager for 25+ years at different companies around the nation, and in several different industries. She currently runs a small business in Lynchburg, and also works from home and at the church while also caring for her family.