Pinecrest Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia has seen a lot of change throughout the years. Pastor Reggie Hester was leading that revitalization process before he was called home to be with the Lord in late 2020. Pastor Stephen Day, who grew up in the youth group of a church pastored by Hester, was later hired by Hester to be Pinecrest’s student pastor and says Hester was much more than a pastor. He was a mentor and very much like a father figure in his life. The body of Christ continues to move forward with the Gospel and honor Hester’s legacy along the way.