SUNDAY SCHOOL 9:30 AM
SUNDAY WORSHIP 10:30 AM
Wednesday 6:00 PM
MIDWEEK BIBLE STUDY
Wednesday 7:00 PM
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.
Congratulations to Brother Robert Howe of St. Paul AMEC in Blacksburg, VA, who on August 10, 2012 received a License to Preach the Gospel as an African Methodist Episcopal Church Itinerant Minister. Given under the hand of Presiding Elder James P. Beatty at the Portsmouth/ Richmond/ Roanoke District Conference. He will began his training this fall with the Virginia Annual Conference AME Church Board of Examiners. Please keep Robert, his wife Karen and their three children in your prayers as they follow the spirit of the Lord in pastoral preparation and service.