Our Mission Statement is “We exist to actively and creatively share the love of God each and every day.” The congregation is welcoming and caring, and varied in the ways we live out that statement. Some show love by attending worship; some by making phone calls to shut-ins; some by taking part in one of our mission activities. But through it all, we seek to be supportive of those in the congregation and in the community. As a church we strive to serve people from all walks of life in this modern, struggling, ever-changing society in which we live.
Farmville Presbyterian Church has a long and storied history — at the same location since 1828, chartered as a congregation in 1844, building redesigned in 1858. It 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 one to celebrate our oneness as the body of Christ.
We continue to live into our history by worshipping God and enjoying God’s presence. We are honored to worship in an historically blessed sanctuary, but we also worship outside twice a year to take in the beauty of God’s creation. We extend our worship by ministering to the community in which God has placed us, as well as seeking to participate in our denomination’s work of healing and reconciliation in the world. Among those who come into our doors and then out into the community to serve our residents of the area are students and staff from Longwood University and Hampden-Sydney College. We support students of all kinds of schools as they make their way to adulthood. Our local mission projects include Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, Madeline’s House, and the local food pantry (FACES). Members not only support these needs financially but also are individually active as volunteers in local benevolent, civic, and public health institutions. Heifer International, Operation Christmas Child, and disaster relief are among our international mission projects.
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
Sally grew up in Crewe and graduated Crewe High School. She attended Longwood College (now University), graduating in 1966 with honors with a Bachelor of Music Education, majoring in organ. At Syracuse University, she received a Masters of Music and studied with Dr. Arthur Poister and Dr. David N. Johnson. She taught music in public schools in both Maryland and Virginia, instructing both elementary and high school choral music. Sally has also held numerous positions as organist and choir director. Retired, she is back in Crewe but continues to help out the Farmville Presbyterian Church as interim organist and the Johns Memorial Episcopal Church as guest organist.
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.