Welcome to the Roanoke District!

We have compiled online resources with information concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes guidance specific to the Virginia United Methodist Conference and tools to assist local churches during this time. To visit the resources page, click here.


UMCOR Kits Collection will go on as scheduled Thursday, March 4 at Ebenezer UMC, Troutville 10 AM - 1 PM.

Welcome to the website for the Roanoke District of The Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Roanoke District connects 69 United Methodist Churches in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and the cities of Roanoke and Salem with the Virginia Annual Conference, the United Methodist Church and the World in ministry to others on behalf of Christ.  

The clergy and laity of the Roanoke District are supervised by a Conference appointed District Superintendent. The Virginia Conference is composed of 16 districts serving over 1,200 local United Methodist congregations across most of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Conference Bishop:  Sharma D. Lewis    
District Superintendent:  J. Douglas Forrester
District Lay Leader:  Gary Morris
Associate District Lay Leaders:  Shirley Brown and Denise Pappas

Roanoke District Office

4502 Starkey Road SW   Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018-8538

Phone: 540-989-3335
Fax: 540-989-0672

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

While the office is staffed during this time we are open to visitors by appointment only.  

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 16 February, 2021 by Rev J. Douglas Forrester
Look At God!

Lenten greetings to you all in the name of the God in whom all things are possible. As we move into 2021, I would like for us to pause for a moment and look back at 2020 in regard to our apportionment giving. I know 2020 is a year we are happy to move beyond, bear with me:
Based on the most recent data available to me, in 2020: 
35 Roanoke District churches paid 100% of Priority One and Two Conference
21 additional Roanoke District churches paid 100% of Priority One Conference
53 Roanoke District churches paid 100 % of all District Apportionments