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Sunday, January 26
9:00 and 11:00 a.m., Sanctuary
12:00 p.m., Rice and Beans Luncheon, Fellowship Hall
(RSVP for lunch by January 20)

A HUGE announcement is coming…

And you won’t want to miss it! January 26 will be an important day in the life of Second Presbyterian Church. During both the 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. worship services, we’ll announce four major mission initiatives that will have an enormous impact on our local community, nation, and world.

Mark your calendars for January 26th!

Be sure to join us for worship and plan to stay for a FREE rice and beans luncheon in Fellowship Hall following the 11:00 a.m. service. At lunch, we will hear a special presen­tation about one of the mission initiatives: finishing the non-profit clinic being built in the Dominican Republic. It is our pleasure to welcome Joe Zimmerman, co-di­rector of Solid Rock International, Frank Beltre, on-site project manager for Solid Rock in San Juan de la Maguana, and our own Ken Potter who will be here to inform and challenge us. Opportunities to hear from the other mission initiatives will be provided at forthcoming dates.

Luncheon Menu:

  • Habichuelas Guisadas and White Rice (Beans and Rice)
  • Dominican Style Chicken
  • Arepitas (Dominican Hush Puppies made with Yucca)
  • Mixed Salad
  • Pineapple Cobbler

Adults and children are welcome to join us for lunch at no cost!

RSVP for lunch by Monday, January 20 to Stacy Moore.

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Are you looking for ways to foster and nurture your family in an ever-changing world? Are you thinking about finding a church home? At Second Presbyterian Church, our friendly staff and congregation strives to care for your family both spiritually and emotionally. This website is designed to ease the transition into the life of our church. Whether you decide to visit or join, we welcome you!

Meet our Pastors

Dr. George C. Anderson

Dr. George C. Anderson

Senior Pastor

Dr. George C. Anderson is the seventh Senior Pastor in the history of Second Presbyterian Church (Roanoke, VA). He began preaching at Second on February 22, 1998. Previously, he had been the Senior Minister at Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Jackson, MS, and an Associate Minister at First Presbyterian Church in Kingsport, TN. He is a graduate of St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, NC, and Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. Dr. Anderson is involved in every aspect of church life with an emphasis on preaching, teaching, visiting, and staff oversight.

George and his wife, Millie, have three daughters: Paige, Rachel, and Virginia. Virginia became a new mother to daughter Emory on November 1, 2017.

The Reverend Elizabeth N.H. Link

The Reverend Elizabeth N.H. Link

Associate Pastor for Christian Education

The Rev. Elizabeth N.H. Link joined the staff of Second Presbyterian in August 2011. She attended Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, where she majored in history and religion: Christian education. Following graduation, she served First Presbyterian Church of Delray Beach, FL, as Director of Christian education, and subsequently recognized the call to ordained ministry. In 2009, Elizabeth earned a Master of Divinity degree from Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, VA. Afterwards, she served as a Lake Fellow in Parish Ministry, at Second Presbyterian Church, Indianapolis, IN.

Elizabeth is married to Chris Link, and the two welcomed their first child, Eleanor, in the spring of 2018.

The Reverend Rachel C. Thompson

The Reverend Rachel C. Thompson

Associate Pastor for Youth and Young Adults

The Rev. Rachel C. Thompson is a 2015 graduate of Duke Divinity School, where she enjoyed the benefits of studying under world class biblical scholars, fell in love with the Reformed tradition, and discerned a call to ministry. Prior to her time at Duke, Rachel did her undergraduate work at Furman University, where she majored in Classics and Sociology. After graduating from seminary, Rachel spent a year working as a chaplain in the Heart Center at Duke University Hospital. She joined the staff at Second Presbyterian in June of 2016. Her parents and younger brother still live and work in her hometown of Arlington, VA.