To Love God, To Love Others, and To Preach the Gospel to the World.
We seek to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations through missions’ activity, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is possible to magnify the name of Jesus.
To Pray, Praise and Preach with the Power of the Holy Spirit to transform lives and give God glory.
1 Peter 2:9-10, “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people; but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are sheep who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer, to apply the biblical word of God to our lives and to serve others. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Revelation 17:14 “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of Lords, and King of Kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful.


Rodney Burns, Founding Pastor

Pastor Rodney Burns was born in Pascagoula Mississippi and moved to Newport News Virginia shortly after his 11th birthday. As a youth he was involved in many activities which contributed to the development of His Character; including the Cub Scouts, sports, Boys Club of America, Student Council Association, Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps and several choirs. He is a well decorated veteran of the United States Air Force who attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Air Force Achievement and Air Force Accommodation Medals. Pastor Burns received his call to preach in early 1994 and shortly thereafter left the Air Force. He began employment with the US Postal Service where he is currently employed and has received numerous decorations, including a Model Employee of the Year Award. In response to God’s call to minister, Pastor Burns served as President of the St. Jude Christian Tabernacle Male Chorus, Sacramento California from Dec 1995 – Dec 1998.
After relocating to Chesapeake Virginia, He founded Leaders Inspired for Transition (LIFT) an organization which provides support to transitioning leaders by offering encouragement, networking opportunities, featured leaders and training. He was licensed to minister at Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake whose Sr. Pastor is Bishop Carlton McLeod. Pastor Burns was ordained by the Calvary Alliance of Churches and Ministries whose Presiding Prelate is Bishop Courtney McBath. He launched Christ Chosen Church on April 24, 2011 and serves as its Founding Pastor. Christ Chosen Church is actively involved in mission’s efforts to include; an Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, a Mississippi Missions Trip, An Annual School supply drive, a winter coat and blanket drive, An Annual Christmas Toy Drive, and much more.
Pastor Burns has received education and training in leadership development through the US Air Force Professional Military Education, the Calvary Leadership Institute, the Calvary Alliance of Churches and Ministries, the Bridge Network of Churches, and the Hampton University Ministers Conference Church Development and Leadership Academy.
He also has more than 30 years of experience leading and working in two of the world’s largest organizations. He has served as a Certified trainer, a supervisor, a team lead, and in many other capacities. Rodney is married to his dream girl, Renita Burns. Together they founded Fervent Prayer, a prayer group that sends weekly devotionals to over 750 people. They have four children, Brittini, Crystal, Lawrence and Jordan and three grandchildren Amari, Avery and Alani.  His passions in ministry are; teaching the truth of God’s word, The Traditional Marriage and the Christian Family, Debt Free Living, the Revival of the Church, Missions, Leadership Development, and to LIFT the spiritual, social and economic wellbeing of each person that God affords him the opportunity.

 Renita Burns, Women’s Ministry


Renita Burns is from a military family that moved to Virginia Beach, VA in 1986. She attended Norfolk State University, majoring in Accounting. She wears many hats at CCC. She’s the Director of the Women’s Ministry, assists with administration. She is a Realtor with The Real Estate Group and has received the Partner’s In Excellence award for outstanding sales volume while being a home-school mother of two. She was a Follow-up Team Coordinator at Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk and Care Group Leader and Area Leader at Calvary Revival Church Chesapeake, she also helped pioneered the children’s dance ministry at CRCC.