About Our Church

Rocky Oak Church was originally built in 1746.  We have updated the building while attempting to maintain the historical beauty of the building and atmosphere of the age.   Historical, yet practical, Rocky Oak Church still has services today.  Come and join us Sundays at 10 Am and 6 pm.  Or visit us on Tuesdays at 7 pm.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

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A True Colonial Church

Through the course of time, Rocky Oak Church has been called South Chapel, Lower Chapel, and Worley’s.   The church has evidently taken its name from the surrounding chestnut oaks, also known as rocky oaks.  No matter what it is called, it has a very vibrant history.

Rocky Oak Church was originally built as a reading room by order of the vestry of the Church of England in 1746.  In June of 1747, the bid was awarded to Jon Anderson.  The building was inspected and received into the vestry in September of 1748.  However, the building did not have its finishing touches completed until December 1749.

The rest of the story

After the Revolutionary War, the church was closed in June of 1791 for several reasons.  Included in these reasons was the unavailability of a pastor.  It was during this time  that the Virginia Legislator had ordered the selling of the Glebe lands, of which Rocky Oak Church was a part of.

In 1794, the church was reopened as a Methodist Episcopal Church.   It was formally deeded as Rocky Oak Methodist Church in 1814 by Elisha Maxey.  The church was then purchased by the trustees of Rocky Oak Church in November of 1996.  It still stands today as a place of worship.

Our Previous Pastor

Br Scott Asselin and His wife Jennifer came to Rocky Oak Church as our pastor  in September of 2009.   At God’s direction, they resigned the church in September of 2019.

Br Scott McNutt and his wife Wendy and there family will assume the role of Pastor November 3rd. They have been working hard on providing the church a smooth transition into its next stages of proclaiming God’s word.

When called by God to Rocky Oak Church, God gave Br Scott the following verse.

Mar 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.

Everyone is welcome to visit us in any of our services.

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