Lead Pastor – William McCarty

Pastor William & Pastor Amanda McCarty came to HWWC in September of 1999. The church then was known as the Smithfield Church of God, with less than 10 in attendance at that time. The church has grown, acquired 12 Acres of property, built new facilities, and has over 300 that currently call HWWC home. Pastor MAC and Amanda love their community and the precious people that they have been called to shepherd. To God be the glory for all that He has done, they know and believe that the best is yet to come! They have been happily married for 24 years and they have two children, Mason and Elizabeth. Both of their children have very active roles in the ministry at HWWC. Mason holds an Exhorter License in the Church of God and serves in the role of the Youth Pastor along with his wife Kaitlyn. Elizabeth continues to be very active as the worship leader and keyboard player.

Pastor McCarty (Pastor MAC) has spoken in conferences and revivals in the United States as well as internationally. He is also a vocalist and has produced two albums and one single. He is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God, Cleveland Tennessee, and he is currently enrolled at the Virginia Bible College pursuing a D-Min doctoral degree, specializing in Clinical Pastoral Care / Education. He has an earned Master’s Degree in Counseling M.A.C from the Pentecostal Theological Seminary (specializing in Trauma, Addiction, and Family components) in Cleveland TN. Pastor MAC is currently serving his second elected term (4 years each) on the Board of Supervisors for Isle of Wight County VA. He holds numerous board and commissions appointments as well as having served the VA Church of God on the State Youth and Discipleship Board, State Ministries Board, and now has been elected to the VA State Council for the Church of God in VA.

Amanda has worked alongside her husband in ministry as the Women’s Ministry Leader, Kids’ Ministry director, worship team member, church administration, Care Groups, and more. She holds her Exhorter License in the Church of God, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Counseling from Lee University, and is currently enrolled at the Pentecostal Theological Seminary’s Master’s Degree Program in Counseling. She has a wonderful gift in administration and is currently working at the Isle of Wight County Schools in the Finance / Accounting Department. Her love for kid’s ministry, women’s ministry, counseling, helping others, and administration is something that shines through her. Amanda has worked in secular work for many years supplementing their ministry income for their family. From working in a church-sponsored daycare, Christian school to Administrative and Office Management; she remains faithful to the Lord, her husband, her family, and her ministry. She is a valued asset at HWWC.

If you would like more information on Pastor MAC, please visit http://www.williammccarty.com/