Mission Specialist, NBA XPLOR

Virzola Law

Rev. Virzola Law is a Mission Specialist for NBA XPLOR. She currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Northway Christian Church in Dallas, Texas. She is the first elected Black woman in more than 100 years to serve in this capacity the congregation. Prior to being called to Northway, she served in various pastorates including Lindenwood Christian Church and Mississippi Boulevard Christian Church both in Memphis, Tennessee.

Before moving to Memphis, Virzola was Senior Pastor at Woodland Christian Church in Houston, Texas. She received her Master’s of Divinity from Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Jarvis Christian College in Hawkins, Texas. She also worked on her master’s degree while attending Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas, and served as associate pastor at First Christian Church in Carrollton, Texas.

Virzola is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. She enjoys a good book, traveling, lakes, oceans, and spending time with her friends and family. She is the proud mother of her young adult daughter, Jasmin Williams, who is currently pursuing higher education in early childhood education.

Getting to Know Virzola

NBA’s vision statement is “creating communities of compassion and care.” What does this mean to you?

Groups of people coming together to share in the work of healing, love, meeting the needs of others with tenderness and thought on behalf of Christ, and the gathered groups with the sense of common purpose and direction to make the areas in which they live.

What do you do outside of work?

Whitewater raft, go to movies, travel, beaches, lakes, rivers. I also enjoy a good book, a good glass of wine, time around the fireplace on the patio, and dinners with friends and family.

What are you known for? 

Hosting great parties, and being able to share a smile or shoulder to cry on. And for preaching with passion and conviction–not boring.

The last time I laughed out loud…

Was when my nine-year-old granddaughter was performing in the dining room for no reason!