We exist to ignite a passion in the hearts of young adults for the renown of Jesus in the city of Roanoke

Kainos is a ministry geared toward reaching young adults + starting a movement in the Valley for Christ.  Be a part of authentic community, teaching and modern worship every Tuesday night at 7pm.

We can’t wait to meet you!

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I wish I could say I found Kainos, but this amazing community found me. It started with the obedience of two people on a Saturday morning at Scratch Biscuit. The Lord led them to invite me to check out Kainos on a Tuesday night.

Now, I couldn’t imagine my life without Kainos. It is such a vital part of my relationship with Jesus Christ. My entire perspective on what it means to live fully surrendered to Christ has changed. Kainos always reminds me the importance of what I stake my life on.

Victoria Wood

Kainos Connect Groups

When Jesus transforms our lives, not only does He make us a new creation, but He brings us into a new community.  Every week, we have connect groups that meet all over the city as we strive to follow Jesus together and encourage one another.  Whether you’re in college, a young professional, single, dating, engaged, or married, there’s a place for you.  Send us an email at kainos@firstroanoke.com to check out a connect group and jump in!


Dive deeper and connect Thursday nights:

  • Men Only: Joseph Medlin, Andrew Clark and Patrick Lawrence
  • Ladies Only: Kelsey Bengtson and Victoria Wood
  • College Group: Faith Carleno and Jasmine Price
  • Downtown Group: Rob Schergen and Randy Green
  • Orchard Group: Joshua Pelletier and Johnathan Choi
  • The Essence: Roosevelt Joway and Michael Bailey

Engage + Grow Sunday mornings at 9:45am:

First Roanoke, 5th floor

Ask about a group!

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Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

2 Corinthians 5:17

God is a God who makes all things NEW, even us, and we want to see Him do a NEW thing in the lives of millennials all over our city.