Exalted Church



As a layman, for many years Pastor David led various classes and Bible studies. As he was called into the ministry, he felt a passion building to lead Men’s Bible studies and a motorcycle ministry. As a retired police detective, he also considers it a privilege to serve as Chaplain for the Roanoke City Police
Department. Pastor David and his wife, Melinda, have been married 42 years. They have two daughters, Leslie (Tommy), Lori (C.J.) and three grandchildren, Daniel, Hannah and Brayden.

Pastor Jim Asberry and wife Mary Ann have been involved in ministry for
more than 25 years, serving churches in the Roanoke Valley and Winchester,
Virginia. While in Winchester, his church was one of the fastest growing
churches in North America for their denomination. Pastor Jim attended Radford 

University and is an alumni of Liberty University as well. In 2009, the Church of the Nazarene awarded him, “Pastor of the Year.’ Jim and Mary Ann have been married for 32 years and have 2 children, Cory and Christian.

Associate Pastor, David Ragland

Worship Leader, Lynn Werle

Founding Pastor, Jim Asberry


Meet Our Staff

I grew up in Michigan but now live in Roanoke with my lovely wife of 15 years, Rebekah. I have 5 amazing children, a boy and 4 girls. The Lord has blessed me immensely and I want to spend the rest of my life praising Him. Music is an influential medium and I want God to use me to bring praise to Him.