The mountain churches of the Blue Ridge have some extremely interesting history, especially the Rock Churches that were built by the dedication of one rugged man who found Jesus Christ as his Savior and went on to make the Blue Ridge Mountains his mission field.
The following video tells the story of Bob Childress as told by narration and his Grandson, Stewart Childress, who carries on the ministry in these hills. My husband, Bill Boyer, has been privileged to be a part of the ministry here as needed and called on when we live here for a few months of the year.
You are invited to come and see the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains on your next trip to Virginia in the U.S.A and worship in one of the six churches called Rock Churches because each one is built from the rocks of the mountain. You will be given a warm, southern welcome.
- Bluemont, in Patrick County, built 1919, rock-faced 1945-1946.
- Mayberry, in Patrick County, built 1925, rock-faced 1948.
- Buffalo Mountain, in Floyd and Carroll Counties, build of fieldstone in 1929.
- Slate Mountain, in Floyd and Patrick Counties, built of fieldstone in 1932, expanded in 1951.
- Dinwiddie, in Carroll County, built of fieldstone in 1948.
- Willis, in Floyd County, built of fieldstone in 1954.
Here is the story in brief form to wet your appetite to read the full story in The Man Who Moved a Mountain. by Richard Davids.
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September 6, 2017 | Categories: Boyer Writes, Christianity, Community, Inspirational, Leaders, Over-coming Life's Problems, Religious Faith, Travel and Cultures | Tags: Author N.W.Boyer, Blue Ridge Mountains, Bluemont Rock Church, Bob Childress, Buffalo Mt. Rock Church, Christianity, Dinwiddie Rock Church, inspiration, Mayberry Rock Church, Missions, Old Timers of the Blue Ridge and More, religion, Richard C. Davids, Rock Churches of the Blue Ridge, Saving Grace, Slate Mt. Rock Church, The Man Who Moved a Mountain, travel, Willis Rock Church | Comments Off on A Rugged Man becomes a Building Block