Welcome! The River Church is an ancient-future faith community serving Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and the New River Valley.

We're thrilled that you're taking time to look at our ministry and we hope you'll join us for worship on Sunday in Downtown Blacksburg. The River is an amazing group of people, and I'm privileged to be part of it.  If we can be of any help to you, please don't hesitate to contact us by email and/or text us at 540-217-3210 and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

The Rev. Dr. Jonathan R. Tagg

sunday Morning service


110 Roanoke St. E, Blacksburg, VA
The parking lot entrance is one block over on Lee St.

Worship begins at 9:15
Coffee and Fellowship at 10:35


Our Sunday morning worship service is held right in the heart of Downtown Blacksburg, just a few blocks away from the Virginia Tech campus. We meet at 9:15am in the Blacksburg First Church of God building. We have a space for nursery-aged children at the back of the sanctuary. Pre-K and Elementary children begin with their families in worship (and are welcome to stay in the service for its entirety) before heading to the fellowship building for Godly Play from 9:35 - 10:20. They rejoin the congregation for Communion. After the service we have a great time of fellowship and coffee.


Beginning September 22

Mars Hill Community: a community for the spiritually curious

Sundays at 5pm | 110 Roanoke St. E, Downtown Blacksburg

Mars Hill Community is a new worshipping community of The River Church. Our desire is that Mars Hill be a simpler, more casual worship experience. It will be a community where people are encouraged to raise and explore questions and doubts that they have about life and faith.

Mars Hill Community will feature donuts and drinks beginning at 4:30, followed by a simple worship gathering from 5:00-6:15. There will be full children’s programming for kids age 0 - 5th grade