Our Mission 
In His Image Outreach Ministries seeks to reach out to the community at large to help hurting people find the healing they so desperately need and which only God can so graciously give, and in the process to help equip those individuals who belong to a local church that they may effectively serve the Lord in the Church where they are a member. Our main purpose is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ.
Our Vision
The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and Biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.


Pastor Gail, Senior Pastor

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Gail has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. Pastor Gail and her late husband, Wayne, founded In His Image Outreach Ministries, in 1996. Together they have served the community  through weekly food distribution, Valentine, Easter, Back to School & Christmas Bashes. Reaching into RI with the tangible LOVE of Christ. She also is a Metal Clay Artist teaching in our Art’s Center along with Glass fusion, Needle felting, and  Mastering Puppet classes. Most recently, Pastor Gail has launched a School of Hydroponics, teaching sustainable living to children and growing food for our Food Pantry. Gail has  two adult children, three precious grandchildren and a dog named Bear.

ContactPhoto-IMG_20121229_214603 Pastor Peter

Pastor Peter enjoys seeing things come back to life, whether gardens or people or churches or homes.  He especially desires to see people experience the fullness of life God has for us.  His desire is to build the Body of Christ.  Recently relocated to Virginia with his wife, Susan, Pastor Peter is seeking the Lord for new assignments.
In addition to home restoration and gardening, Pastor Peter enjoys reading and reads widely – almost anything with a good story and almost anything that brings hope.  He enjoys riding his bike and playing his guitar.  Pastor Peter knows that there is more to be had and he intends to be a part of experiencing that something.

 Pastor Susan Sanborn
Administrative Assistant

A Rhode Island native who has served the Lord in Massachusetts and New York, before being transplanted to Virginia, Susan first learned to minister with her father (a life-long Rhode Island pastor), before launching out in her own ministry and then ministering alongside her husband, Pastor Peter, for the past 36 years.  Susan brings many gifts to the table.

Music is a passion, but worshipping the Lord is at the core of who Susan is.  Expressing worship through singing, teaching, preaching, intercession, drama, service and just enjoying God’s presence, Susan would say that worship is a way of life.

The super-hero Wonder Woman has been Susan’s “alter-ego” for most of her life.  While there is a physical resemblance between Susan and the actress who portrayed the super-hero on television, she would tell you that the bigger association is with that of a woman who knows who she is, what she is called to do and executes her mission with near-fearless passion.

Susan has been a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years.  This has enabled her to be involved in past medical mission trips, bringing the tangible love of Jesus to Rwanda and  Saipan, as well as here in the USA.  Currently, Susan and others from In His Image, are trained responders with Crisis Response International (CRI), being most recently deployed after Hurricane Ian in southwestern Florida. 
In  the Spring of 2022, following the clear leading of the Lord, Susan was ordained by Pastor Gail into the ministry! 
Last year, the Lord directed Susan and Pastor Peter to sell their home in Rhode Island and move to Virginia to expand the work of the Kingdom and of In His Image there. She continues to function as the ministry’s Administrative Assistant as well as developing a new ministry there.
Susan and Pastor Peter have two sons, a daughter, two grandchildren (and three grand-dogs)and three horses! In her free time, Susan loves to be active enjoying gardening, working in the yard, power-walking and spending time with her family.  
Rev Sandy Lee
In His Image welcomes to our team Rev Sandy Lee



What we believe:

In His Image Ministries Statement of Faith

We believe the existence of God to be self-evident, and confess the Christian Scriptures to be the revelation of God.  Further we believe they were verbally inspired and infallible in the original manuscripts; we confess to the verbal-plenary inspiration of Scripture.  We believe the Scriptures to be the final authority for our faith and practice.

We believe in One Eternal, Triune, Self-Existing God.  We believe the Trinity consists of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.  We believe they are One: One in essence; One in nature; One in attributes; and together are to be worshiped and Glorified.

We believe that God the Son became incarnate of the Holy Spirit of the Virgin Mary, and was made Son of Man.  We believe in His sinless life, in His death in our place on the cross, His shed blood to atone for our sins, His burial and resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of God the Father, and in His personal and imminent return.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who is the Lord and Giver of Life, who is the guarantee of our salvation, the Giver of all spiritual gifts, our Comforter, our Teacher and who empowers us to live a holy life of service in the ministry of reconciliation to the glory of God.

We believe that mankind is a creation of God, and that the original parents were created in the image of God, as such were righteous and without sin.  That Adam, by his own free will, rebelled against God, and as a result, death passed upon Adam and his posterity.  By this, we believe that all human beings are born in sin, and as such are dead in their trespasses and sin, and are under God’s condemnation.

We believe that all mankind in under the condemnation of God, in need of salvation.  We believe that salvation is an act of God’s grace and mercy in bestowing justification by faith as men repent of their sin and submit themselves to the Lordship of Christ, our debt having been paid by Christ on the cross.  Salvation in not be the works of the Law.

We believe that the church is the living Body of Christ, who is the Head.  It is composed of those who by faith in the finished work of God at Calvary, having turned from their sin, who have been born anew, baptized of the Holy Spirit, reconciled to God, and given the ministry of reconciliation.  We believe in the ordinance of Water Baptism, by immersion, as an outward sign of God’s inward work, and in the ordinance of the Lord’s Supper, to celebrate his death until He comes.

We believe in the immanent physical return of Jesus Christ, the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the just to the blessedness of everlasting life in fellowship with our Lord who is the Resurrection and the Life, the unjust to the suffering of everlasting death in Hell which was prepared by God for Satan and all rebellious beings.



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