About Community Touch
The Champion’s had several buildings that were not in use on 20 acres of the True Deliverance Church of God Ministries property. The original buildings were part of the Victory Drug Center, a spiritual residential place for men and women on drugs. The Victory Drug Center still operates as an outreach program for the substance abuser. The late Apostle Albert Venson is the founder of the Victory Drug Center and father of First Lady Champion.
Apostle Venson passed away in January of 1998, a few years later the buildings became dormant. The Champion’s had a vision to renovate the buildings and help the community. In November of 2001, they opened Clara’s Faith House Food Pantry which feeds the hungry. In May of 2003, they opened the Victory Transitional Housing which has the capacity to house 40 homeless people. In October of 2004, Noah’s Ark was opened to provide free clothing, furniture and household items to the local community free of charge. In April 2009, Community Touch, Inc. opened Noah’s Ark Thrift Store in a retail shopping center as an effort to meet the needs of the low to middle income who can purchase affordable furniture and clothing. All the proceeds from the retail store will benefit the mission and vision of Community Touch, Inc. T. Tyronne & Felicia Champion have a compassion to fulfill the purpose and mission of Christ, to help and love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Community Touch, Inc. “Touching lives, one day at a time”
“We Touch the Lives of people in our Community by providing transitional housing, practical tools and resources to achieve self – sufficiency.”
“Our Vision is to be an outreach arm of strength and support to the less fortunate in the community, to improve the lives of those that are affected by adversity and to empower them with life changing skills for future success.”
Dr. T. Tyronne Champion
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Tyronne is the Co/Founder and currently serves as the Executive Director for Community Touch, Inc. Tyronne has worked in the banking and real estate industry for more than 20 years, he also worked as a fundraiser for 14 years. He is the Senior Pastor of True Deliverance Ministries Bealeton the founding church that assisted in the formation of Community Touch. Tyronne’s education is a B.A. cert. in Christian Education from Spirit of Truth Institute a M.A. in Practical Theology from Regent University and a doctorate degree in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary. Tyronne’s hobbies include golf, fishing and traveling. He is happily married to his wife Felicia and has four children Alisha, Howard, Derek and Denzell.
Board Member & Chairman
Jason Burwitz of Amissville, VA is an Account Executive for McLean based Neustar, a real-time cloud-based Information Services & Analytics company. He and his wife, Michele, are the proud parents of two children; Colin and Maddie. Jason has served on the Community Touch, Inc. board since 2013 as Secretary, and has partnered with Community Touch as a member of Cornerstone Baptist church for several years. He is an active member of the Fauquier community where he served as a Board member for the Fauquier County Soccer Club in 2007 and 2008 and has coached soccer in Fauquier County for over nine years. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball, golf and is very active in his church.
Phil lives with his wife Jaye in Warrenton, VA. They have lived and raised their three children in Fauquier County. They enjoy family, grandchildren, and traveling. Phil is the owner of Dominion Construction Group, a commercial general contracting business that specialize in building religious facilities, commercial buildings, and pre-engineered metal buildings. He has been on the Community Touch Board since mid-2017 and also sits on the Nucor Presidential Advisory Committee.
Cathy moved with her husband and four children from Minnesota to Warrenton in 1996. She spent years volunteering at her children’s schools, with a Boy Scout Troup, and at her church. Cathy started volunteering for Community Touch about 10 years ago, helping mostly with fundraising. She became a board member in March of 2017. The focus of her life has been and still is on helping better her community and serving her family. She and her husband Tom are very active in their church, enjoy traveling together, and spending time with their kids.
Felicia Champion grew up in Capital Height Maryland with her father and mother and 7 siblings. In 1983 she moved to Alaska where she, her husband and four children lived for 14 years. Felicia worked in banking for over 20 years as a manager, quality control specialist and the corporate banking – liaison. She currently has a bachelor’s degree in Ministry and Human Service from Liberty University.
Felicia Champion is the Co Pastor of True Deliverance Ministries, and Co founder of Community Touch Inc. (CTI) located in Bealeton VA., along with her Husband, Tyronne Champion.
Community Touch Inc. is a non-profit organization that helps homeless families in the local and surrounding communities. Felicia and her husband currently operate the Victory Transitional Housing facility which provides shelter for the homeless, Clara’s Faith House Food Pantry, Noah’s Ark Outreach that distributes free clothing furniture, appliances and household items and two Thrifts stores in Bealeton and Marshall VA.
CTI motto is simple, “Touching Lives One Day at a Time”. The organization has been an advocate for those who are less fortunate in our community.
Chief Louis Battle began his police career with the Miami Dade Police Department, retiring after 26 years of service as the commander of special operations. His last assignment was the Incident Commander for security operations at Super Bowl XLI. He is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Southern Police Institute, and the Police Executive Research Forum Senior Management Institute for Police. He holds two Masters Degrees, one in Public Administration and one in Education, as well as several graduate certificates. He has instructed extensively on the subjects of tactical operations, mass casualty and civil disorder response, and special events. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy. He also serves as a Commissioner for the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission (VLEPSC). In his current position, he is responsible for the operations and administrative functions of the department.
Reverend Dr. James R. Kelly
Reverend Dr. James R. Kelly was educated in the local schools of Pennsylvania, Indiana University School of Law, and the University of Florida. As an Attorney of Corporation Law, Reverend Kelly traveled the globe extensively and finally settled in the State of Virginia. Upon completion of the state exams, Reverend Kelly became a licensed Real Estate Broker in the States of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. Reverend Kelly is currently the Pastor of the Silver Hill Baptist Church, in Bealeton Virginia, and was nominated to serve on the Community Touch, Inc. Board of Directors in March of 2013. In addition, Reverend Kelly serves in many other organizations and boards nationally, and throughout the State of Virginia.
Reverend Dr. James R. Kelly is a family man married to Darlene B. Kelly. Together they have 6 children and 8 grandchildren. Reverend Kelly is truly a Born again Christian; a Man of God, whom has been sent and has worked in His service just as God would have him to do. Reverend Kelly’s objective and vision is to construct a personal growing relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior by meaningful worship where we honor Christ; and the Bible is interpreted through the life of Christ and the Holy Spirit as the basis for our faith; to be used in a ministerial capacity as God would lead, guide, and direct his pathway; to utilize the gifts and talents that God has bestowed to help bring conduct and blessings where needed as it relates to his ministry and the people he comes in contact with.
Leon has served on the Community Touch, Inc. board since 2013 and currently works for Remington Press, a creative/marketing agency based in Remington, Virginia. Leon also leads his church’s (Church of the Word, Gainesville, VA) vestry as Senior Warden. He also supports local community efforts in Fauquier county as a member of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce and of the Southern Fauquier Business Owners Association. Leon was born and raised in Fauquier county and graduated from Fauquier High School before attending Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He is very active in his church and enjoys chess, word games, coaching basketball and time at the beach. Leon has a wonderful wife, Jennifer and three amazing children: Halle, Lucas and Shannon.
Wendy Emery, a Fauquier native, has more than 25 years of banking experience and has been a Vice President and Commercial Relationship Manager with The Fauquier Bank since 2008. Her clients appreciate her responsiveness and her connection to the community. A ninth generation citizen of Fauquier County, Wendy is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers Association School of Bank Management, is quite active in the leadership of Marshall United Methodist Church and serves as an officer of the fraternal order Fauquier Lodge #332, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Wendy and her husband Clay live near Marshall and are the parents of Drew and Erica, and grandparents of Albert and Paul. Wendy’s interests include music, travel and snorkeling.