The Appalachian District

is located in the beautiful foot hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, of SW Virginia. We welcome everyone to come and join us as we follow in the teachings of the risen Christ.


2 Corinthians 4:16-18Common English Bible (CEB)

16 So we aren’t depressed. But even if our bodies are breaking down on the outside, the person that we are on the inside is being renewed every day. 17 Our temporary minor problems are producing an eternal stockpile of glory for us that is beyond all comparison. 18 We don’t focus on the things that can be seen but on the things that can’t be seen. The things that can be seen don’t last, but the things that can’t be seen are eternal.


Reverend Jeff Wright

District Superintendent

After growing up, not wanting to be a “preacher,” Jeff answered the call to ministry in 1985.  His previous ministry assignments include three years as a student pastor at the Salem United Methodist Church in Oxford, N.C., in the North Carolina Conference while at student at Duke; four years at the Mountain View and Seven Mile Ford United Methodist Churches near Chilhowie, Va., and seven years at the Central (Bean Station) and Rutledge



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Beverley Crabtree

Administrative Assistant

Church & Community Worker


Laurie Neville

Financial Administrator