Michael & Bonni Hines
Senior Pastor Michael Hines, and his wife Bonni, Ministries Director, launched Foundations Church Williamsburg in 2018 after a decade and a half of full-time ministry in Israel, the U.S. and around the world. They spent much of that time serving the ministry of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem. Their heart for Foundations Church is to raise up leaders who can hear the voice of God, minister to the broken and teach the Bible faithfully. Michael and Bonni have four Israeli-born teenaged children.
Craig & Lisa Riportella
Associate Pastor Craig Riportella and his wife Lisa have been married and serving in ministry together for nearly three decades. They have five children — four young adults and one teenager — who are all serving the Lord and living out His purposes in their lives. Craig and Lisa served their first ten years in ministry discipling teenagers at the local church level, before transitioning into a district position training and equipping volunteer leaders and pastoral staff to minister to young people. Most recently they pastored a local church in Maine for over fifteen years. There they saw the Lord bring healing to the broken, rescue people in bondage, and set people free through the power of the Holy Spirit. Craig and Lisa joined the Foundations team in August of 2021 and feel honored to serve the Lord and His church through the giftings and experience He has given them.
Foundations Church Williamsburg is a pastor-led church governed by a local elder board with oversight from our Apostolic Council and denominational support provided by Open Bible Churches. Our church leadership is supported by a team of staff members who use their various giftings to carry out the mission and vision of Foundations Church, along with a strong team of volunteers who serve together each week in our Kids, Welcome, Connections, Tech, Worship, Security and Set-up/Tear-down Teams and Group Ministries.