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Who is Rev. Cory Newell and Associates?

I'm an real live licensed, ordained minister and have officiated weddings since 2008. I have served in pastoral roles in several "mega churches" since 2002. With two Master's degrees from Liberty Theological Seminary; I have been serving in various churches, non profits, and businesses. I love reading, writing, hiking, the gym, traveling, and the beach when not wondering around the Commonwealth of Virginia marrying couples.

Known as the Wedding Pastor in Hampton Roads and Virginia's #1 Wedding Officiant, I'm an enthusiastic professional who will guide you to the most perfect wedding ceremony. Religious or non religious. I would love to help you celebrate in Virginia, North and South Carolina, Maryland, and Florida as well as beyond.

Meet the Team:

Rev. William Craig:

Rev. Charles Daniel:

Dr. Rev. Patsy Watson:


  • Pastor Cory has participated in over 2500 weddings, from small family affairs to 500++ guest events, commitment ceremonies, and more.
  • Pastor Cory sits down with every couple to expertly plan the perfect moments of the ceremony.
  • A commemorative custom designed Wedding Certificate is provided for every wedding.

Rev. Cory works with an exceptional team of Associates that he has trained personally to ensure you have the same experience with him or with one of his Associates.

  • Accepts most major credit cards, cash, and check.
  • Offers Pre-Marriage Counseling Services for those who opt for this service. Cory is certified in several areas.
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