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history of the well

The Well Coffeehouse opened in the Spring of 2011 hosting Christian outreach programs twice a week produced by Lifetree Café. In February of 2013 a singles ministry started with a band on the 1st Saturday and karaoke on the 3rd Saturday. By June of 2013 there were live Christian bands every Saturday night and were open to everyone. In December of 2013 live Christian music was added every Friday night. By May of 2014 live Christian music was added every Tuesday night.

In June 2014 The Well became a Virginia non-stock corporation governed by a Board of Directors and in August 2014 The Well was granted 501(c)3 non-profit status by the IRS.

In July of 2020 the Well opened a resale store in the adjoining space which was able to stay open during Covid and helped with expenses when the coffeehouse needed to be closed.

Over the years Bible studies were being held and projects were organized to assist other outreach organizations and churches.

In January of 2023 The Well Ministries was formed to encompass all of the activities that are taking place at the Well. 

meet our management team

Our management team is diverse in their backgrounds and experience but all are Bible believing Christians who have a passion for sharing the gospel with all people, in all walks of life no matter what their circumstances may be.

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Chuck Endicott

President and Director

Chuck spent 8 years in the USAF as a crypto technician and is a Vietnam veteran. While in the Air Force he earned a B.S. degree in Marketing and Management from Barry University. He retired after spending 30 years in the high tech corporate world where for the last 10 years of his career he managed a line of products sold around the world. He and his wife Joyce have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. He and his wife, daughter and 2 grandchildren attend West Park Church of Christ.

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Linda Saunders

Vice President and Director

Linda is a retired RN having served as Head Nurse and Supervisor. She retired after spending 10 years in the Emergency Department at Maryview Medical Center. She sold Real Estate with Century 21 and owned and operated Sadielin Antiques & Collectibles in Portsmouth. She served on the Board of Directors at Trinity Christian Church of Suffolk, VA and  assisted in the organization of the Food Ministry which fed over 200 people weekly. She's divorced and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren.


Michelle Hernandez


Michelle retired from a career in Law Enforcement in New York City. Shortly after retirement, she and her husband, Louie felt called to be part of a church plant, Lifepoint Church Hampton Roads, in Norfolk. She is a Certified Mental Health Coach and a Comedian. She enjoys exercise, reading and spending time with her 7 grandchildren.  Her greatest passion is to show the love of Jesus by meeting the needs of the communities she’s involved with. 

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Tim Murden


Tim worked for the City of Norfolk for 36 years. He was responsible for general maintenance on all city facilities. He was a painter, carpenter and housing inspector at various times. He was a member of Riverside Baptist Church for 10yrs, Emmanuel Baptist Church for over 20yrs. and currently at Providence Baptist Church. He is married. He has 4 children, 4 grandchildren. He has never met a stranger and enjoys meeting new people.

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Caroline Barnes

Education Coordinator

Caroline and hubby Pastor Rabbit (David)  have been involved in multiple local and national ministries since they met in the Navy during the Jesus Revolution years. Caroline was a Navy Nurse and Rabbit was a patient. 

They both are involved in planning, supporting and teaching a variety of Discipleship classes at the Well such as Biblical Citizenship, Financial Peace University and Virtual Bible tours of the Holy Lands. They're also busy with leadership responsibilities at their local church. Rabbit is in charge of Pastoral Care and Caroline plans Discipleship activities. They have 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

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Want to join the team?

Please contact us for more info or fill out a volunteer application.

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