In Mid-February, 2020 Pastor Rev. Kevin Campbell left Hillsville Presbyterian Church to answer a call as the Interim Pastor of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, VA. Since that time our congregation has been actively seeking an interim pastor to lead us in our faith journey.

We are delighted to announce and welcome Rev. Dr. Michael Phoenix to our community of faith at the Hillsville Presbyterian Church. Michael will begin his duties as the Interim Pastor on October 11th. As the Interim, Michael is charged with helping the congregation to discover where the church has been, who they are now and where it would like to be as they seek a long term installed minister. It is anticipated that the transition will take about a year. Dr. Phoenix is a first-generation German immigrant who came here through Ellis Island. He has served churches in New York, Wisconsin and Florida for over thirty years. He holds advanced degrees from Southern Illinois University, Princeton and Luther Seminary. Michael is also a licensed Social Worker and Mental Health Counselor.




About Hillsville Presbyterian Church – We organized in 1854 under the direction of the New River Presbytery. Today we are a Presbyterian Church (USA) church in the Abingdon Presbytery in the Synod of the Mid-Atlantic. 


We strive to be a community of Jesus Christ where you are welcome to be yourself, where you are able to seek answers to your faith and life questions, and where you are able to put your faith into action serving in Jesus’ name. Our vision for ministry can be seen in the areas of worship, teaching, and outreach. Through worship we offer a traditional service with a strong music program and a multi-sensory approach to allow the congregation to grow in the spirit of Christ. Our sanctuary supports the hearing impaired and is handicapped accessible. Through a renewed emphasis on adult education, we maintain a Sunday School class while offering a weekly evening class focusing on current humanitarian need. As outreach, we support several long- standing National and International mission partnerships. We serve our local community addressing food insecurity, improved wellness, and sharing fellowship through the love of music. 

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