Our Ministries

The Children's Ministry has age-appropriate programs, activities, and events for children birth through fifth grade. Our Christian education includes learning about God’s love, teaching Bible stories, discovering how to apply faith to everyday life, and providing fellowship for children.


Our Youth Ministry begins at sixth grade and goes through twelfth grade. Besides Sunday School classes, the youth take a very active role in our church. Activities include annual camping events, retreats, conferences, and special year-round activities. We have Sunday evening programs offering spiritual growth, educational events, fun, and fellowship.

Follow the links below for additional information on these youth activities:



Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.”

1 Timothy 4:12

  Our pastor

Rev. Stuart Kelly
Pastor Stuart Kelly is pastor of Peters Creek Church of the Brethren. He is a native of Dublin, Virginia and has lived in Roanoke almost 20 years. His current focus at Peters Creek is preaching, teaching, leadership and pastoral caregiving.

A graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary and the University of Alabama/Huntsville, Stuart has 30 years pastoral experience, the last seven at Trinity Church of the Brethren in Botetourt County, VA. He is married to Matha Kelly, another Dublin native, who teaches at Mount Pleasant Elementary School in Roanoke County.

Stuart and Martha have two grown daughters, Noelle and Anna. Noelle lives in Roanoke and works in journalism. She and


husband Drew have a two-year-old daugter, Abby. Anna is a music theatre professional and lives in New York City when she isn't performing elsewhere.

"My passion," Stuart says, "is for people to discover a faith in Jesus Christ that is relevant, contemporary, and transforming that they will then share with others. I particuarly want to help those who have been turned off by the chruch to regain a sense of God's incredible grace and presence in their lives.

'I love the enthusiasm and compassion in the people at Peters Creek. This is a church that wants to make a difference in the community."

Stuart also enjoys creative writing, music, acting, humor, and anything related to trains and railroading.

  Our staff and church leaders


Harry Rhodes Chair Sandra Carroll  
Assistant Moderator Glenn Stevens Vice Chair Sue Lawrence  
Clerk Cathy Keith Secretary Cathy Keith  
Treasurer Leighton Casteel      
Financial Secretary Marilyn Wilkerson      
Nurture Commission

Brian Harmon (Chair)

Stewards Commission

Ray Clark (Chair)

  Karen Fabrie (Vice Chair)   Jim Kropff (Vice Chair)
  Gwen Kropff (Secretary)   Pam Clark (Secretary)
  Pete Bain   Randy Alls
  Willard Flora (ex officio)   Marilyn Wilkerson (ex-officio)
      Sue Lawrence
      Leighton Casteel (ex-officio)

Witness Commission

Glenna Hungate (Chair)

Worship Commission

Brenda McDonald (Chair)

  Darrell Hungate (Vice Chair)   Melanie Graffeo (Vice Chair)
  Sandra Hunter (Secretary)   Peggy Paxton (Secretary)
  Dean Mannon   Dianne Roberson
  Bill Mullins   Mark Smith

  Olen Hylton
  Richard Lester
  Charles Wilkerson
  Darell Hungate
 Our people
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