The United Methodist Church

Serving the counties of Pittsylvania, Bedford, Amherst,
Campbell, and the City of Lynchburg


to the website for the Lynchburg District of the United Methodist Church, VA Annual Conference.

The Lynchburg District connects 89 United Methodist Churches in Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Pittsylvania Counties, the town of Bedford, and the city of Lynchburg with the Virginia Annual Conference, the United Methodist Church and the world in ministry to others on behalf of Christ.

The Lynchburg District is led by Superintendent, Rev. Denise Bates ( and Revitalization Coordinator, Rev. Leigh Anne Taylor ( The Virginia Annual Conference is led by Bishop Rev. Sharma D. Lewis. 

* Following recommendations by the Center for Disease Control and the VAUMC, we request that visitors to our office is wear a mask and register at the door upon entering the building. All district meetings will be held by Zoom unless otherwise indicated. Both Rev. Bates and Rev. Taylor are available by phone and email (see contact info below). Please don't hesitate to contact us.

From the District Office

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Posted: 19 August, 2021 by Rev. Denise Bates, DS

Aug 19 2021

Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36 I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’ 37 Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? 38 And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? 39 And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?’ 40 And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’  -Matthew 25: 34-40 (NRSV)