About Us

SONRISE MINISTRIES IS

A non-profit 501(c)(3) organization which produces the SonRise Music Festival. We are a Christ-centered, Bible-believing and prayer-minded team that desires for God to be the center of life in Hampton Roads.
(Colossians 1)

OUR VISION IS

To transform the hearts of the lost and burdened by uniting local churches and connecting them with the community through unified public corporate worship and local compassion ministries.
(Hebrews 2.10-18) (Isaiah 61) (Psalm 71.23) (Ephesians 4.1-7)

2018 Featured Homeless Ministry

99forthe1 is a one stop shop to make those in need feel good again.  They can walk in one door, shower, shave, get clean clothes, fill a bag with hygiene products for the week, get a meal and walk out the other door feeling good about themselves.  We don’t want to give a hand out, but more of a hand up.  99forthe1 meets those in need where they already are — there is no need to come to us.  With our unique mobile homeless ministry, we are able to lend a hand right where its needed most.


OUR MISSION IS

To proclaim faith and hope in Jesus Christ by unifying the church together in a two-day music festival tailored to give hope to the hurting and broken followed by a collaborative worship service; and each year to support a local shelter which serves the displaced in our local community.
(Micah 6.8) (Matthew 9.36-37) (Romans 15.1-6)


The Honorable Mayor Will Sessoms spoke at our SonRise Youth Pastor’s luncheon about the Community Homeless Shelter Project.

SonRise Youth Pastor’s Luncheon

At each SonRise Music Festival non perishables are collected benefiting the homeless in our community

Virginia Senator Frank Wagner spoke at SonRise 2015 on the importance of helping our fellow man.

Our friend’s at Trinity Broadcasting Network (WTPC-TV 21) partnered with us to deliver water to our area homeless in the heat of summer.

SonRise partnered with Compassion Advocacy and community friends to delivery Holiday Care Bags to local homeless shelters.

Blankets for the homeless.

Bibles were placed in each Holiday Care Bag.

Holiday Care Bags.