Clinch Mountain District in the Holston Annual Conference is composed of

106 churches stretching across Clinch Mountain

in Tennessee and Virginia.


  Rev. Jane E. Taylor
District Superintendent
Phone: 276-628-4421
Fax: 276-466-8471

Administrative Assistant: Monika Hunter

Mailing Address: 
P.O. Box 263
Abingdon, VA  24212

Physical Address:
1320 Mary Street  (new street address as of May 2021!)
Bristol, VA  24201

View a list of churches in this district

Clinch Mountain District Missional Hubs

2022 Connect Registration form.pdf

Mission Volunteer Profile Form 

CMD Church Askings Spreadsheet form (for filing out on computer)

CMD 2021 Askings worksheet form (for printing and filling out) 

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Project Crossroads


--> UM 101 Class: "Who We Are"

Instructor: Rev. Dr. David St. Clair


Who Are We Now?  2021


News Clinch Mountain District

Amanda Queen, right, carries baby supplies to her car while her stepdaughter, Emery, admires a tiny outfit.
Church provides big help for small children in low-income families

CEDAR BLUFF, Va.  – Two-year-old Lorelai is wearing pink Santa Claus pajamas. The church floors are cold, but the toddler’s feet seem well-insulated inside the footed part of her pajamas. Lorelai’s mother, age 20, seems stressed as she balances a ...

With the help of donations from all over the country, Alexander Memorial UMC delivered 160 Thanksgiving meals yesterday.
Best Thanksgiving: Donations help save church in Bishop, Virginia

BISHOP, Va. -- Christmas came early in Bishop, Virginia. It started with checks that came in the mail and online donations arriving through the Holston Conference website. The holiday spirit came early when a woman in Abingdon donated 360 pounds...

The Rev. Lisa Bryant preaches from Exodus (
Pastor's fever leads to bright idea

SALTVILLE, Va. -- In August, the Rev. Lisa Bryant woke up with a head cold and a fever. She quickly got a COVID-19 test and quarantined herself. While she waited for the test results, she came up with a new idea for online worship at Madam Russell ...

Lisa Duncan delivers dinner to the porch of a home near Alexander Memorial United Methodist Church, which struggles on its own to survive.
Struggling to survive: Church feeds neighbors on a shoestring

  BISHOP, Va. – The Rev. Daniel Bradley often gets up in the morning knowing there’s less than $100 left in the church banking account, and the next insurance payment could finally crush Alexander Memorial United Methodist. But on Thursdays, the ...

The Rev. Barbara Doyle offers a prayer during a peace vigil in Abingdon on June 6.
Abingdon pastor wonders if protests will lead to change

Justice Profiles: This is the first story in a new series. En espanol ABINGDON, Va. -- The Rev. Barbara Doyle spent the last two weekends at peaceful events proclaiming “black lives matter.” On May 31, she participated in a march through downtown ...

In Hansonville, Virginia, volunteers prepare to help neighbors with cleaning buckets supplied by Holston congregations.
Pastors in Southwest Virginia work to help flood survivors

Feb. 14, 2020 update: Disaster-response leaders in Holston's Clinch Mountain District met Feb. 10 to prepare for possibly calling in teams for flood clean-up after assessments are made. "We have distributed many, many cleaning buckets and hygiene ...

State Street ministry guides community children into discipleship

By Jonathan Jonas   BRISTOL, Va. (Sept. 5, 2019) -- For 15 years now, since 2004, one of State Street United Methodist Church's most exciting and life-changing ministries has been FISH Club (Faithful in Serving Him). Each Wednesday evening during ...

Teenager survives broken home through love of church

  BRISTOL, Va. (July 9, 2019) -- Nate Roark was sleeping in the same room when his father died from renal failure. "I woke up to hear him coughing his last few breaths," says Roark, who was 12 at the time.  Five years later, the 17-year-old survivor...

Trying to understand: 2,600 attend district meetings after GC

 March 6, 2019 FIVE DAYS after the conclusion of General Conference, about 2,600 Holstonians gathered to pray and learn how decisions made in St. Louis would affect their local churches.  Under the name 3/3@3, all of Holston Conference’s nine ...

Elk Garden ministry goes beyond meeting basic needs

  ROSEDALE, Va. (May 18, 2018) -- Paul’s little girl is sick. He says he’s barely slept, worrying about her high fever, and he has a complicated story about how the hospital sent her home too soon with the wrong medicine which made her sicker. “If ...