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 with another on the way! Dylan is 8, Lydia is 6, Caleb is 4, Isaac is 2, and Phoebe is due in October!

Daniel has his B.S. in Computer Engineering from University of Arizona, and his Masters’ in Divinity from Regent University.

Contact Daniel: daniel@realitychurch.com


IMAG1708Sandy 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.

Contact Sandy: sandy@realitychurch.com


Matthew Erisman

Missions & Administrative 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 now serves in multiple capacities at Reality. Matt and Daniel met during their first semester at Regent University. They have both since completed their Masters in Divinity there.

Matt and his wife, Jenn, have four children: Zachary, Dylan, Tyler, and Dominic. Matt enjoys mowing lawns and answering emails.

Contact Matt: matt@realitychurch.com


RachelRachel 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!
Contact Rachel: rachel@realitychurch.com