Religious Leaders of Southwest Virginia

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This index identifies religious leaders active in Southwest Virginia during the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. Some were "circuit riders", others ministered to specific congregations. All played a significant role in shaping community attitudes and history in the area.

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PersonFaithChurchDatesSource
Francis AsburyMethodistMissionary
Richard WhatcoatMethodistMissionary
Charles CummingsPresbyterianEbbing Springs and Big Springs congregations
Robert KilgoreBaptistCopper Creek
Nicholas Reagan
William BurkeMethodistMissionary
Jeremiah AbleMethodistHolston Circuit
Simon Cockrell Regular Baptist17 Sept 1782Source:Summers, 1929:115
Thomas Brown CraigheadPresbyterian17 Sept 1782 Source:Summers, 1929:115
John StrangeLutheran22 June 1790Source:Summers, 1929:1358
Jacob RaybofsPresbyterian22 June 1790Source:Summers, 1929:1358
Jacob ZinkLutheran
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