At First Roanoke, we know that God has called us to make a difference in our community in the name of Jesus Christ. The COVID-19 virus is impacting many lives both in the Roanoke Valley and around the world in unprecedented ways. Unemployment and reduced work hours are presenting financial challenges. The elderly and immune-compromised are experiencing fear and isolation. Both the sick and their family members and friends are feeling a significant strain. Our faith goes beyond attending church for one hour on Sunday mornings. Our faith permeates our entire life, especially in times of suffering. God has placed us in this community to be salt and light in the darkness. Below are opportunities to connect with us if you have a need or can help meet a need.

If you are in the midst of the storm right now, we can help!  If you need toilet paper, we have some for you at our campus. This resource can be obtained during the church’s normal office hours (10:00am – 3:00pm M-Thurs.). For the elderly and immune-compromised, we are willing to pick-up and deliver your groceries, prescriptions and other supplies. Further, we are mobilizing people to pray for you. We know that the most powerful weapon we have against the spread of the virus is prayer. Please use the form below to share with us your prayer needs.

“‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’”

– Matthew 25:35-36

First Roanoke is dedicated to mobilizing people and groups to meet needs within the Roanoke Valley. We have a place for you to serve, whether it’s delivering food or supplies to the elderly or immune-compromised, sewing masks (or donating sewing supplies) for health care professionals or praying for people. Also, we are partnering with local food banks, hospitals and organizations to maximize our ability to serve others. We ask all our volunteers to take necessary health precautions, such as hand washing, sanitizing, using protective equipment, exercising social distancing and organizing in teams of ten or less. In addition, we ask volunteers to stay at home when they are sick or when they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. If you are being led to serve, please fill out the form below.

“For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

– Mark 10:45

Prayer is the powerful weapon we possess to combat fear, to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to believe for healing. As the Church, God has called us to stand in the gap through prayer.


“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

– Philippians 4:6-7

Please join us by setting aside time every day to pray for the following:

Our Health
Our City
Our Government Officials
People Who Are Hurting