Trabelus Whitfield

Staff Consultant

Trabelus is the Next Steps Pastor of Coastal Community Church in Virginia Beach, VA. He has served as a campus pastor at Grace Community Church in NY and as a youth pastor at First Assembly of God in Lyndhurst, Ohio. He graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors in Biblical Studies in 2016. Prior to his vocation in ministry, he worked as a Virginia Beach police officer for 9 years, and a teacher assistant in Physical Education for 5 years, all while maintaining a busy Christian rap ministry, “Raiderz of the Lost.” 

He has been married to his wife Joanne since 1997 and they 4 children. They live in Virginia Beach, Virginia. His hobbies include running, board games, video games, and basketball (when his knees will allow it). He also enjoys football (Go Broncos).

He has a passion for teaching and preaching God’s word, he’s a people person, and loves the opportunity to help others as they pursue their calling. Trabelus always says he never grew up, which explains why he doesn’t drink coffee. He LOVES to joke around so if you need to laugh, just hang out for a bit. It’s inevitable that you’ll bust out laughing at some point. He loves amusement parks (Universal is his favorite) but doesn’t ride roller coasters with big drops. In fact, he’s the perfect amusement park companion because while you ride a coaster, he’s like a free locker – he’ll watch all of your things without complaining.