Reality Church
Staff & Leaders

  • Matthew Erisman
    Missions Pastor

    Matt joined the team in October of 2015. He is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer with a great deal of real-world experience directing operations. He answered the call on his life to go into full-time ministry shortly after his retirement from the Navy and is currently working on his Masters of Divinity at Regent University. Matt and Daniel actually met in class at Regent during their first semester. They are both slated to graduate in Spring of 2017. Matt and his wife, Jenn, have four children: Zachary, Dylan, Tyler, and Dominic. Matt enjoys mowing lawns and answering emails.

  • Sandy Martin
    Senior Associate Pastor

    Sandy has pastored and preached in many churches all over Eastern Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina for many years. He continues to work in pastoral counseling, specializing in prayer ministry, and supervises pastoral counseling students from various seminaries and graduate school counselor training programs. Sandy and his wife Sheree have a beautiful daughter Sarah, a government contractor in Northern Virginia and son Daniel who has followed in Sandy’s footsteps recently ordained at Family Church in West Palm Beach married to Christine, the daughter-in-law of their dreams. Sandy and Sheree love hanging out with, playing host to and having fun with family and friends.

  • Rachel Schwarting
    Director of Family Ministries

    Rachel joined the Reality Team in May of 2015. She has spent the last 15 years working with children in her school classroom, on the mission field, and now with her church family. Rachel desires to see kids grow with a passion for Christ and His Kingdom! Her goal is to make Reality Kids a place where children arrive with excitement and leave with an enthusiasm to live out the things they’re learning each week! Rachel and her husband, Michael, have 4 wonderful children: Hayden, Kaitlyn, Noah, and Amelia, and a pup named Snappy!

  • Mya Gill
    Worship Leader

    Mya Gill joined the Reality Team in July of 2015. She has been a full time musician for twenty years executing multiple music related tasks including performing and teaching. She is primarily a singer-songwriter but is also proficient on multiple instruments including guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, hand drums and percussion. She is experienced with teaching music to children and certified by You and Me Music Together. She moved from the Tampa Bay area in 2014, where she was the praise and worship leader and children’s choir director at a church. More recently, she is the music teacher at a Norfolk private Christian School teaching music to K-8 grades. Mya, and her husband Bryan, have 2 daughters together, Sayla and Maryna, and a furry child cat named Tuna. They enjoy boating and going to the beach!

  • Daniel Whitworth
    Lead Pastor

    Daniel has been the Lead Pastor of Reality since May of 2015. Before that he was the Administrative Pastor for 4 years. Overall he has been with the church since 2007. Daniel also served in the Navy as a submarine officer for 11 years before going into full time ministry. Daniel and his wife, Nicole, have been married for over 10 years and have four children. Dylan is 7, Lydia is 5, Caleb is 3, and Isaac is 1. In his “spare time” he enjoys playing with his kids, pretending to play guitar, and website programming.