The Shenandoah District is comprised of some 65 churches plus 3 affiliate
churches that dot the landscape of two beautiful and scenic states,
Virginia and West Virginia. Twenty-three (22) of these churches are in West Virginia
and forty-nine (43) are in Virginia stretching to the west from Huntington, West Virginia
to Virginia Beach in the east, and from Martinsville, Virginia in the south to Morgantown,
West Virginia in the north.
The district headquarters is centrally located in Roanoke, Virginia.
There are approximately 100 individuals serving these churches as pastors or assistant pastors.
Two broad based ministry foci of the Shenandoah District are Missions and Church Planting. The district was instrumental in establishing missions work in Guatemala with 8 congregations established when transferred to our denominational missions organization, Global Partners. This field has continued to grow. In 2005 we established a partnership with the Indiana North District to open El Salvador to Wesleyan Missions.
To date the Shenandoah District has brought in the Fellowship One new church in San Salvador to join with 3 other churches initiated by our Partner District. We have an overall goal of 20 new congregations including Stateside as well as mission fields, focusing now on El Salvador.
The operation of this District is the responsibility of the elected members of the District Board of Administration, made up of laity and clergy and chaired by the District Superintendent, Rev. Gregory D. Reynolds. He is joined by Rev. Robert W. (Bob) Phaup, full-time Assistant District Superintendent. The District organizational team also includes 10 Cluster Leaders, providing a network of in-the-field service providers.
The Shenandoah District is an integral part of the larger scope of churches and ministries operated by
The Wesleyan Church worldwide from their international headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
It is our hope that you will find this site helpful in answering your questions about what is happening in the Shenandoah district or guiding you to a Wesleyan congregation where you can catch a sense of the love and grace of Jesus. Take a tour and discover the opportunities that await you as a part of the Shenandoah family of churches.
The Shenandoah District exists to develop healthy pastors and healthy reproducing
churches to impact the world with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.