Allow us to introduce ourselves...

We moved to the New River Valley area over 16 years ago and absolutely love it here! We have a passion to see people genuinely know Christ through experiencing life in authentic community!


Originally from Mexico City, Rod grew up in a pastor's home and helped his family plant a church in Mexico City when he was a teenager. He later served as that church's first youth pastor and worship pastor. After moving to the U.S. in 2003, he has continually served in ministry in various roles including youth, worship, missions, and pastoral care. Rod completed his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Universidad del Valle de Mexico in 2002, and later completed an M.A. in Religion with a concentration in Worship Studies from Liberty University in 2010.


Renee grew up in a Christian family in Iowa, and moved to Virginia in 1998 to attend LIFE Bible College East. She received a Bachelor of Theology in 2002, and completed her graduate work from Regent University in 2007, receiving a Master's Degree in Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Intercultural Studies. She has served in ministry since 2000 in various roles including missions, outreach, college age, small groups, administration, and pastoral care.


We have been married for 14 years and have 3 active and wonderful kids: Camille, Jazelle, and Preston! We are so excited for what God is doing in this new season at Community Life Church, and we hope to see you soon!


--Pastors Rod & Renee Hidalgo


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Ministry Leaders

CLife staff


  • Sammi lytton

    adminstrative  assistant / Worship Leader

    "I love to help facilitate and organize all of the different aspects of CLife! Doing the small day-to-day operating tasks helps others to focus on the big picture that God wants to paint! I want to see CLife able to function in all that God has called us to do in this community! 


    I also live and breathe music and I'm so grateful to be able to serve our congregation through worship leading.  Seeing musicians come together to lead worship is an awesome experience and I relish the opportunity to help facilitate that."

  • kylie mogee

    children's director

    "I am passionate about serving in Children's Ministry because ever since I can remember, I have loved being around kids. I am passionate about making kids feel loved, known, and heard. I truly think God has placed this passion and call in my heart and I want to steward it to the best of my ability!


    I want to see God use me to teach the kids at CLife how to seek Him for themselves. I grew up in the church, and was taught how to live as a Christian, but was never taught how to seek a true relationship with God for myself. I want these kids to know that having a relationship with God is something that is freely available to them, and I want to help them pursue that relationship!"

  • matt moore

    ministry support director

    "I love the Church.  I love that its purpose is to spread healing, hope, and good news. I love that we do that by being kind, by loving others, by helping people, and by telling people about Jesus. And, I love that in my position I get to be a part of helping others do that too.


    I hope God will work through me to help expand our reach in the areas He has called us, and I hope to help CLife keep moving our impact outside our building and outside Sunday into our community and the world every day."