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Who We Are

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church

T = Transforming
R = Reflecting
P = Promoting
C = Committing for Jesus Christ

Transforming through the Holy Spirit,

Reflecting on our past and envisioning the future,

Promoting church for all people,

Committing to service and witnessing for Jesus Christ


Transforming by opening our hearts and minds, trusting the word of God through scripture and prayer.
  1. Reflecting by prayerfully considering innovation and change, while honoring tradition.

  2. Promoting by exploring opportunities for new fellowship and faith sharing through enthusiastic community building.

  3. Committing by responding to God’s call as outlined in The Great Commission.


Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church
is committed to serving Jesus Christ in a number of ways through the following:
  • Sunday Morning Worship

  • Sunday School Christian Ed

  • Special Worship Services

  • Vacation Bible School

  • Service on Committees

  • Participation in the election of Elders and Trustees who serve for three years

  • Annual Fall Festival benefitting local Food Pantry

  • Ministries within and beyond the community such as Rockbridge Area Relief Association (RARA), Rockbridge Area Hospice, Habitat for Humanity, Samaritan’s Purse, Gideons International, Blue Ridge Food Bank, King Way Help Center, Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Relay for Life, Young Life, Weekly Religious Education, Massanetta Springs, and Waters of the World.


Our History is a Story of Discipleship

Scotch-Irish settlers who came to this area in the early 1700’s brought with them fierce determination and Presbyterianism. The Timber Grover Meeting House was established 2 miles north on present-day Route 11 in 1746. Under the leadership of the first called pastor, John Brown, the church was moved to its present location and built in 1756 on ground given by Robert Houston (grandfather of Sam Houston). The stone church, built by John Berrisford, Robert Houston, and Damiel Lyle, was a place of safety and security. The second pastor, William Graham, moved his Liberty Hall Academy to the church grounds in 1777. In 1780 it was moved again and eventually became present-day Washington and Lee University.

The Timber Ridge members who lived at Fairfield built their own church building in 1819 and left to become Fairfield Presbyterian Church in 1840. The Associate Reformed members also left the church to build their own building, which was completed in 1850.

Committees Servicing Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church
  • Administration

  • Christian Education

  • Compassion and Fellowship

  • Property

  • Witness and Outreach

  • Worship


Opportunities for Fellowship
  • Community Outreach Service

  • Family Gatherings

  • Community Outings

  • After Church Luncheons

  • Living Nativity

  • Fall Festival

How to Become a Member

Membership is open to anyone professing faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour. One may join by transfer of membership from another church, reaffirmation of faith, or baptism and affirmation of faith. We acknowledge any baptism done in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For more information, please contact the minister.

Presbyterians are grounded in the infallible Word of God, written, and living. We look to our heritage and tradition as evidence of God’s faithfulness through the years. By the Holy Spirit, we seek to actively live as people in covenant with God and one another. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ.

Worship Service Times

Adult Sunday School
9:30 am

Sunday Worship
11:00 am

Timber Ridge Presbyterian Church
73 Sam Houston Way
Lexington, Virginia  24450
(540) 463-6939


Clerk of Session:  Art Kuehne, 703-505-0825

Six miles north of Lexington
on U.S. Rt. 11 at the
Sam Houston Wayside,
½ mile north of I-81, exit 195
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