Reverend Percy McIntyre And First Lady Lydia McIntyre

​Rev. Percy McIntyre became our Pastor in October 2014 and is excited about serving the congregation and Blacksburg community. Rev. McIntyre accepted the call into Ministry while attending Poplar Grove AME Church in Greensboro, NC and preached his trial sermon there in 2007 and went on to serve as adult Sunday school teacher, bible study leader, men’s ministry leader, and assistant to the Pastor for seven years until his recent appointment as Pastor of St. Paul AME Church.

He attended North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC and received dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemical Engineering (1999) and Pulp and Paper Science and Technology (1999). He graduated from Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC with a Master’s in Business Administration (2008).  Additionally, he has continued his educational pursuits, by completing Villanova University’s Master Certificate Program in Project Management (2011) and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree from Payne Theological Seminary.

Rev. McIntyre’s professional career includes experience in the semi-conductor, pulp & paper, and chemical industries.  He has held roles of increasing responsibility in plant engineering, capital project engineering, and operations management positions.

Rev. McIntyre is married to Lydia McIntyre and the couple has twin boys, Matthew and Joshua. They are expecting their 3rd child in January 2015.

Rev. McIntyre is dedicated to helping others to develop to their full potential through Christ and lives by Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Pastor McIntyre Can Be Reached at

Welcome to St. Paul






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Opportunities to glorify the Lord

Join us as we bless the Lord for a new season of opportunities to glorify his name!  We praise God for the pastors and congregations listed below who have graciously agreed to be our guest and to lead us in this spirit filled celebration of salvation and service.  We are praying Psalms 51:10-13 over your life that you may be strengthened and victorious for the sake of the cross.

First Friday Food Pantry Ministry

Praise God that the Interfaith Food Pantry is open and serving the Blacksburg community! As a ministry church, we will provide volunteers every 1st Friday from 10:00 AM – 12: 00 PM

The pantry is located 706 Harding Avenue behind the Blacksburg United Methodist Church’s Christian

Life Center. Contact our pastor if you’re interested in volunteering or making a food donation.

Reverend Glenn Orr and First Lady Yalana Orr

Rev. Glenn Orr became the pastor of St. Paul AME Church in May 2003 and moved from Virginia Beach to serve the people of this congregation and community in August 2004. Prior to coming to St. Paul he was the Assistant Director for In Home Services at the Tidewater Regional Group Home Commission. He has 15 years of experience as a mental health and substance abuse services provider. He received two Navy Commendation Medals for his service as an Electronic Warfare Senior Chief. Rev. Orr  is also a 1995 graduate of the School of Theology at Virginia Union University. He is an active member of this community, including past president of the area NAACP, and co-founder/co-chair of the New River Valley Ministerial Alliance. He is currently writing his dissertation as a doctoral candidate at the Virginia Tech Center for Public Administration and Policy. It’s a blessing that Rev. Orr has such excellent training and diversity in his professional endeavors. God has equipped him for a Word centered ministry that is inspiring, insightful and practical.

Rev. Orr’s first lady is the lovely Sis. Yalana Orr and their children are Phillip, Joshua and Maya. Sis. Orr is an academic advisor at Virginia Tech. She is a Michigan native who relocated to Virginia at the completion of high school. She graduated from Hampton University in 1993 with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. In August 2002, she earned her Masters Degree in Social Work from Michigan State University. With twelve years experience in higher education her commitment is to underrepresented students and families with the focus on creating greater access to college.