Fr. Darryl Fitzwater, Jr

Pastor, Church of the Ascension

Darryl Fitzwater, Jr, is the planter and pastor at Ascension. Becki and he have been married since 2000, and they have 2 children. They began senior pastoral ministry in 2003, in a Pentecostal denomination. In 2012 they transitioned into the Anglican Communion, being Ordained a Priest in 2017. His spiritual passions are to see people walk in the fullness of Christ, leadership development, and church growth/missions. Becki is a Licensed Professional Counselor She holds her B.A. in Elementary Education, and her Masters in Professional Counseling. His B.A. is in Pastoral ministry, and his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.

Ministry Leaders


Tanie and Jacqueline Guy

Tanie and Jacqueline Guy serve in Administration, Altar-Guild, and in Missions. They are founders and directors for “Forget-Me-Not-Ministries,” which provides vital and necessary missionary care for missionaries across the globe. Tanie also serves on the leadership team like a Senior Warden.


Denise Koczera

Denise Koczera has a passion for prayer and intercession. She is the Regional director for “One Voice Regional Prayer Group,” and part of "WV Prayer Alliance." She hosts prayer meetings across the area. Denise also serves on the leadership team like a Junior Warden. 


Clarke MaGruder 

Clarke and Lucille serve in healing ministry. He and Lucille have been working in healing and deliverance ministry for some time, and have a proven ministry record in healing prayer. We have 90 minute blocks of time for personal healing prayer.


Alex Rivas

The Family Ministry is a team-led ministry, with adults helping the teen students. Family Ministry is organized by Alex Rivas.  There are weekly mid week meetings, Sunday school, and monthly youth activities for children of all ages. Please email Alex for more information.


Laura Harper

Laura Harper works with the children, AscensionKidz, as part of our Family Ministry Team. There are weekly mid week meetings, Sunday school, and monthly youth activities for children of all ages.


Karen Reyes 

Karen Reyes founded and directs Renewed Life Ministries, which works to help widows, single-moms, and others in need through things like small group meetings, mentoring, material needs assistance like diapers, refurbished computers, and clothing.

Music Team


Arthur and Judy Davis


Jeremy Clarke


Adam Ridgeway