About Community Touch
“We touch the lives of people experiencing homelessness by providing transitional housing and other practical tools and resources to help them 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.”
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.
Board of Directors
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. Read More...
Co-Founder and Program Director
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. Read More...
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.
Mark was born and reared in Lockport, New York, moving to Virginia in 1981, and to Warrenton in 1988. After a career in DC for 34 years in marketing services and business support, Mark retired and began writing grant proposals for a few smaller nonprofits, joining the board of Community Touch in 2019. Mark is married with three grown children now out on their own.
Jeannie was born and raised in Southwest Louisiana. She moved to Northern Virginia in 1987 and has resided in Fauquier County since 1999. She is a graduate of Strayer University and received her CPA designation in 2006. She worked in corporate accounting initially and then moved into the public accounting field. In 2018, she started her own firm Dempsey & Company CPAs, PC. Jeannie lives with her husband and teenage daughter. Jeannie joined the board of Community Touch in 2017. She enjoys the outdoors and taking trips in her RV.
Alvin Dillings, J.D., is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), who served in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Following his discharge from the USAF, Alvin entered the private practice of law in Denver, CO, and Colorado Springs, CO. Honoring a promise made to his mother to work in community service, Alvin served ten (10) years as a Legal Aid Attorney in Denver, CO, representing indigent clients in federally-subsidized housing issues (evictions and foreclosures), bankruptcies, and homelessness prevention.Read More...
Wendy was born and raised in Marshall, Virginia, and is a 10th generation Virginian. As a commercial relationship manager for the Fauquier Bank, Wendy’s passion is helping our local community thrive and prosper. She is a graduate of the Virginia Bankers’ Association School of Bank Management, and 2020 marks her 30th year of working in the banking industry. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family, most of whom live on family property just outside of Marshall. Read More...
Nancy was born in Chicago and graduated from the University of Dayton with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance and Management. She’s lived all over the country and has always worked with commercial mortgage companies tied to the GSE’s where affordable housing is in the forefront. While in Cleveland, she headed up fundraising events for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (65 Roses Club). For the Lupus Foundation, she orchestrated fundraising walks in Dallas, Dayton, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Read More...
With a background in marketing and event planning, Robin Garbe moved to northern Culpeper in 2002 for the equestrian community and found a whole new world. She soon became a Realtor with Long & Foster in Warrenton and has been active in the local real estate market for over 17 years. In 2018, she was looking for a way to help with homelessness in the area, and discovered Community Touch online. Read More...
After volunteering to help with Christmas gifts at Victory Transitional Housing, she so impressed with all that CTI was accomplishing in the community, Robin joined the board in 2019. She especially enjoys helping with fundraising, marketing and special events. When she isn't working, Robin enjoys her horses, hiking with her dog, gardening, reading, yoga and spending precious time with family and friends. She is a proud "Hokie", and attends church at Little Fork Episcopal Church.
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.
"I was born at an early age...just kidding. Raised in Northern Va., graduated from Thomas Jefferson H.S., played a lot of ball sports, got a B.S. from Cornell University, Masters in Counseling from George Mason University, worked at Fairfax Co. Schools for 7 years, started a painting company, raised, with my wife Terry of 47 years, 6 children and have tried to be a follower of Jesus Christ ever since I was introduced to Him through Young Life in 1969. I hope to contribute to the good work of Community Touch and recruit others to do likewise."