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Second Presbyterian Church Roanoke - Mission Build Campaign Update!

Second Presbyterian Church Roanoke raises over $1.7 million—to be donated entirely to area ministries serving people in need.

July 20, 2022 Roanoke, VA

Conducting a $1.7 million-dollar campaign can be a difficult feat—even more so during a global pandemic and uncertain economy.

A few years ago, four of Second Presbyterian Church Roanoke’s long-term mission partners approached the church at the same time with requests to help with projects critical to their ministries. After careful consideration and prayer, the church felt it needed to support all four projects. So on January 26, 2020, Second Presbyterian launched its faith-centered, mission driven Mission Build Campaign in support of four thriving mission partners on the verge of major transition into new chapters of ministry to better serve individuals and families experiencing hard times and homelessness, in need of food or shelter, or seeking medical attention. These missions are:

• The renovation of the Alpha Omega House—to be known as the Alexa House in loving memory of church member Alexa Cannon—to serve local ministries including Family Promise of Greater Roanoke families experiencing homelessness, as well as a prison visitation ministry.

The Presbyterian Community Center's construction of a new facility to better meet crisis needs in the Southeast community and expand programs that address life conditions that keep people in the cycle of poverty.

Union Presbyterian Seminary's establishment of the William R. Klein Center named for Second Presbyterian’s Senior Pastor of 30 years—a state-of-the-art conference facility providing high-quality continuing education programs for pastors, Christian educators, and other church leaders.

Solid Rock International’s construction of a non-profit REVOLUTION Clinic in the Dominican Republic to serve the poorest of the poor while providing opportunities to expand available services to the southwestern region of the DR.

Almost as soon as the campaign began, the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated that it be put on pause. As needs continued to grow, the campaign was restarted and conducted by a committee of experienced church members, without outside assistance. The Mission Build Campaign was a call to Second Presbyterian Church to spread God’s love here at home and far away. The generous and heart-felt response to this call—particularly during such a tumultuous time—will have a transformative impact on the lives of our neighbors near and far for generations.

A Worship Service of Celebration will be held on Sunday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m. in the sanctuary with a reception following. We will be joined in worship by each of our mission partners as well as individuals and families connected to their ministries. All are invited to attend and celebrate!


To learn more about the campaign and upcoming Service of Celebration, please contact:

Andrea Boone, Media & Communications Specialist Second Presbyterian Church 214 Mountain Ave SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

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