Verse of the Month – November, 2016

But as for me, God will redeem my life. He will snatch me from the power of the grave! — Psalm 49:15

Connect Groups

Meet with other men, study God’s word, pray and fellowship. There’s a group for you! Learn more… 

Men’s Breakfast

During each fall and spring, the Men’s Ministry here at First Roanoke host a Men’s Breakfast Bible Study. It’s held in Phelps Hall starting at 6:15am on Wednesday mornings for an 6-week series. This is a great way to get your Wednesday mornings started- with fellowship, the study of God’s Word, and breakfast. For more information, contact Jay Dove at


Although these are seasonal, they are great for connecting with other men for great fellowship and prayer, all under the instruction of God’s Word.

“Iron Sharpens Iron” is a Conference Network made up of individual ministries that are working interdependently to most effectively offer local church resources for men. We are doing this by mobilizing ministries to resource local churches with a first class one-day equipping conference that is designed for men (age 13 and older). 

“Iron Sharpens Iron continues to be used by God to inspire and train men of God.  ISI has become an indispensable part of thousands of men’s lives.” (Kenny Luck – Pastor, Saddleback Church)

“Wildfire” is a two-day event packed full of workshops, exhibits and fun around the stuff that men love: hunting, fishing, football, motorcycles, racing, extreme sports and other outdoor activities—featuring some of the leading experts in the world. This conference seeks to create a movement that inspires men to deepen their relationship with God, the one who placed these longings of competition, adventure, and the outdoors in their soul.

For more information on either of these two conferences, visit their websites, or contact Jay Dove for information regarding opportunities to join these two great movements.

Men’s Fall Discipleship Classes
(12 week courses)
The Truth Project
Teacher: Patrick Cooper (540) 400-1011
Starts Sunday September 18 @ 6:30-8pm
Course will be held at his house 
The "Wall" 
Teacher: Grant Gonino (386) 589-3176
Starts Tuesday September 27 @ 7-8:30 pm
Room F320

(8 week course)
Kingdom man 
Teacher: Willie Rosemann (540) 989-4673
Starts Thursday September 22 @ 7-8pm
Parlor room


Men’s Softball

The church’s men’s softball team is already in action! All are invited to come and enjoy the games with your families! All games are hosted at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. All games, including time and opposing team are listed in the online church calendar. If you have any further questions, please contact the Family Life Center at 540-224-3378.

Men’s Activities/Outings

Golf, Red Sox  games, Fishing, Canoeing, Rafting, etc. Are all listed in the online church calendar.

 Don’t think less of yourself, think of yourself less.


Grant Gonino

Men’s Ministry Leader

(386) 589-3176