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All Are Welcome
welcome

At Buchanan First Presbyterian Church, we affirm and are committed to these things:

  • We affirm that God is revealed as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.  We believe that the Triune God is one, yet in three distinct persons.
  • We affirm that the Bible is the Word of God written.  We believe that the Bible is our rule of faith and life.
  • We affirm that our salvation comes by Grace alone, through Faith alone in Christ alone.
  • We affirm that the Church is the body of Christ and the Church is where people gather for worship, growth, fellowship and mission.
  •   We affirm that we are all sinners and broken people.  None of us are perfect and as such, all are welcome here.
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Come Worship With Us
Worship

Are you looking for a church home?

We are the Buchanan First Presbyterian Church of Grundy, Virginia.

We invite you to join us in worshiping our Lord and achieving our mission of pointing people to Christ and abundant life in his love.

“I have come as light into the world, so that everyone who believes in me should not remain in the darkness.” John 12:46

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  Romans 15:13

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity.”    II Peter 3:18

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Worship Times
Times

Sunday Mornings: Traditional Service – 11 a.m.
Fellowship Dinner once each quarter (refer to monthly calendar for the date)

Mid-Week Studies: Wednesday Morning Bible Study (Angel Room) 10:30 a.m.
Presbyterian Women  First Wednesday 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday Holy Communion 12:15 p.m.

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Our Story
History

On February 11, 1909, a meeting was held at the home of Mrs. G.S. Watkins for the purpose of organizing a Presbyterian Church.  On this date, by the grace of God, Buchanan First Presbyterian Church came into being. The Rev. R.D. Carson, an Evangelist of Abingdon Presbytery, was Chairman of the meeting.  Preaching services were held throughout Buchanan County by the Rev. W.W. Arrowood, who was ordained as an Evangelist in September, 1909.  Rev. Arrowood also taught and preached in the Presbyterian School in Grundy.   

On April 7, 1910, a lot was given to the church on which a building was erected.  In 1954, a lot was purchased between Route 460 and the Levisa River. The Rev. Frank E. Clark served after Rev. Arrowood’s departure and served the church and the school.  A number of pastors served during the next three decades.   In 1956, The Rev. Paul Gess arrived as Pastor and it was soon determined that the time had arrived to plan for the construction of a new church building.

On August 10, 1958, the present facility was dedicated and in the words of Pastor Gess, This beautiful church plant is your spiritual home on earth, therefore, it behooves each one so to live for Christ in this home that others may be led to find Christ as their personal Savior and join the household of God. Buchanan First has always been active in our community and in our Abingdon Presbytery.

The Rev. Brad Napier arrived as Pastor on May 31, 2014 and continues the ministry of Word and Sacrament that those who have preached, taught, and served for over 108 years have engaged.  On August 1, 2017, Rev. Brad Napier began his work as Pastor of Vansant Presbyterian Church, continuing a tradition of sharing pastors with Buchanan First beginning with The Rev. Charles M. Hannah in October of 1938.  May our Lord and Savior continues to bless the ministry of Buchanan First Presbyterian Church in our community, our Presbytery and our world.

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