Our congregational story began in 1859 as Broad Street Methodist Episcopal Church, South, as a downtown church on 10th and Broad Street. Currently, the new Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is holding that place; we like to think of ourselves as standing in a long line of healing tradition in the city! The city government purchased the church property in 1961 and the church relocated and became River Road United Methodist Church. Since then we have lived into a hopeful present and a trusting future as God keeps us reaching out from this refueling station of worship and service!

Our Vision:

That the world might come to know the love of Christ through River Road United Methodist Church.

Our Mission:

To build a community committed to loving and serving God and neighbor.

Pastor Darcey Johnson

While she grew up in Texas, Darcey was called into ministry in Oregon, went to seminary in Georgia, and has served United Methodist churches in England, Idaho, and Virginia. She is married to an awesome man named Drew and they are grateful to share life with three daughters and grateful for their dog. Darcey is passionate about changing lives and systems in the name of Christ.

Lori Alford

Joy Weaver

Tom York

Danielle Rinker

Will Fisher

Suzanne Krauss

Hunter Johnson

Elizabeth Buchholz

Eva Booth

Nora Hamlet

Quiana Frazier

Blandine Noel

If you would like to learn more about the beliefs of the United Methodist Church, please read the Articles of Religion.