We are a group of people who have come to love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and want everything we do to reflect this Gospel.
We want to be a church which not only loves the Truth as found in the Bible, but which also truly loves God and one another more and more out of gratitude for God’s grace.
That means we want to be a church where the worship is heartfelt and God-centered. Where the preaching comes out of the Bible and always points to Jesus. Where growing in humility and the fruit of the Spirit is more important than visible achievement. A church where people count more than programs, where daily devotion outweighs big events, and where spiritual health is more valued than numbers.
In short, we want to be a church which heartily offers God’s free grace in Christ to all who know they need it.
Click here to read why we are named Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
We invite you to visit our recently-organized sister congregation, Providence Presbyterian Church, led by Pastor Brian Waters, meeting Sunday mornings at 10:30am at Pathway Christian School, near exit 118a. See www.providencechristiansburg.org.
Click here to read a brief history of our church!
Our senior pastor came to us in 2004 after serving seven years as an associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Statesboro, GA. Chris is a native of Charleston, SC and is a 1989 graduate of Duke University. Chris then served three years in the Army as a Medical Service Corps officer, including a combat tour during Operation Desert Storm. In 1995 he received his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, MA in 1995. In addition to pastoring our flock, Chris is active in Blue Ridge Presbytery, particularly by serving on its Leadership Development Committee. He also serves on the steering committee for the start up of the Consortium for International Theological Education here in Blacksburg. Chris and his wife Kirstan have two wonderful, creative daughters. In his spare time, Chris enjoys soccer (mostly watching!), reading history, and rooting for Duke basketball, unless they are playing Virginia Tech.
Phone: (540) 552-3364
A. Taylor Rollo
Our associate pastor came to us in 2013 after serving serving for three years in Atlanta, GA--first as a pastoral intern at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church and then as an interim pastor for Live Oak Presbyterian Church. Taylor graduated from GA Tech in 2004 and was involved in astrophysics research for a time before God called him to serve as a missionary in East Asia. From there, he returned to the US to marry his wife, Erika, and to attend seminary. While going to seminary part time he worked as a software engineer for Turner Broadcasting, and Erika worked as a transplant nurse at Emory University Hospital. He graduated with his M.Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary of Atlanta in 2012. Taylor and Erika have a son, Gabriel. In his spare time, Taylor enjoys reading scientific journals and theology, writing, and watching Braves baseball.
Among the general aspects of pastoral care for our congregation, Taylor specifically focuses on overseeing the Christian Education of our congregation, leading our youth group, ministering to our graduate students, and our missions committee. If you are interested in any of those areas of the life of our congregation, feel free to contact him.
Phone: (540) 552-3364
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