Welcome to the Roanoke District!

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for our visitors, staff, and the greater community, all visitors are asked to properly wear masks during their time in the office.

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

The Roanoke District connects 68 United Methodist Churches (56 charges) 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
Associate District Lay Leaders:  Shirley Brown and Denise Pappas

Roanoke District Office


Address: 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

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 1 February, 2022 by Rev. J. Douglas Forrester
New Things New Dreams

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ,

Grace and peace to you in the name of the One who is making all things new. I pray that this note finds you safe and well. I am writing to you today to give an update on the Bi-District Initiative.