Our mission is lived out in our love for each other. Gathering for worship with all of God’s children is a great joy. Extending our care and compassion through keeping up with each other, calling on shut-ins, taking part in our missions, and giving what we have for God’s use our calling. Making our services available online is our desire to share in the love of God with those who cannot be with us in person. Working in the local ministries and supporting those who are serving near and far away is our privilege. Nothing is easy about the world in which we live, but as we face the world and all of its challenges together, we find help in our Lord. Our hope is to actively and creatively share the love of God each and every day.
Our history is both a comfort and a guide. Since our founding in 1828, our church has changed in a community of changing needs. The building has grown, our people have grown, and our vision has grown. We served as the site for a prayer service on April 16, 1865, for Union soldiers who were grieving the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, and 150 years later we remembered and honored that service by having another to celebrate our oneness as the body of Christ. Our history also runs through the turmoil of racial brokenness and segregation, and we recognize God’s greater calling today.
We really are part of this community and enjoy connecting with those around us. As agents of healing and reconciliation, we seek to make the world a better place and promote the efforts of education, medicine, and food sharing. Students from Longwood and Hampden-Sydney are welcome to share in worship. We give our time and resources to local benevolence agencies such as Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, the Free Clinic, and FACES (our local food pantry). We have invested in the wider reach of God’s hands through missionary support, Heifer International, Operation Christmas Child, the Gideons, and denominational disaster assistance. We also host AA and NA and serve as a meeting place for a number of area groups. In the faith, hope, and love of Jesus, we look for God’s goodness and to share in the Spirit’s leading. We appreciate sharing our heart with you.
Before coming to Farmville Presbyterian Church, Pete was the Pastor of Blackstone Presbyterian Church. While there, he completed a Doctor of Ministry degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. He has previously served churches in Lexington, Virginia and Guston, Kentucky. Pete received his Masters of Divinity degree from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Kentucky in 2000 and a Bachelor of Arts in Greek and Latin from Hampden-Sydney College in 1994. Before entering seminary, he was a Latin teacher in Chesterfield and Prince Edward County Public Schools. Pete and his wife, Anne, were married at the College Church at Hampden-Sydney in 1995. Anne is a Physical Education teacher at the Nottoway County High School, and they are blessed with three daughters, Hannah, Grace, and Rachel.
Angelique was born and raised in Farmville, Virginia. She attended Cumberland County Public Schools. She has two beautiful children and is married to a wonderful man. Before graduating from high school, Angelique received her CNA license. Later, she decided that she wanted to pursue a career in accounting. Angelique will graduate with her Associates degree in Accounting from Southern New Hampshire University in 2022. She is pleased to be able to help her community as much as she can.
Acting Music Director/Organist
Gabrielle Maes is originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She obtained a degree in piano and then went on to get another degree in vocal studies later followed by a master’s degree in early sacred music. Gabrielle has worked extensively in Richmond and in the past several years has directed, produced and sung in two fully staged early opera productions. She continues to teach both voice and piano privately and also continues her career as a singer.
Nannie lives in Cumberland County and has two brothers and one sister, one daughter and one son (both married), five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She retired in 2012 after working for 35 years at Longwood University as a housekeeping supervisor and has been at Farmville Presbyterian Church for the past 15 years. We are thankful for all of the hard work she does to keep the church nice and clean.