March 8, 2023

As leaders of faith communities in the Town of Blacksburg, we decry the recent defacing of a sign for the Blacksburg Jewish Community Center (BJCC). We stand in solidarity with our neighbors in the BJCC, as well as any people for whom this act of vandalism stirred fear or caused harm. We pray for those whose malice or ignorance led them to desecrate the building where God’s people gather for worship, prayer and study. We grieve how we allow our differences to become reasons for acts of hatred and division. We call upon the people of our community to respect those of different faiths and no faith, so that honoring the inherent sacred worth of our shared humanity might bring healing in our fractured world.

Rev. Dr. Linda Dickerson, Pastor
Northside Presbyterian Church, Blacksburg

Rev. Brad Dulaney, Lead Pastor
Blacksburg United Methodist Church

Rev. Mandy Newman, edges community pastor
Blacksburg United Methodist Church

Rev. Pam Philips, Minister
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Blacksburg

Rev Monica Weber, Pastor
Luther Memorial Lutheran Church

Rev. Sarah Wiles, Pastor
Blacksburg Presbyterian Church

Welcome to Northside Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg, Virginia. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Northside has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We invite you to “Come Walk With Us” each Sunday as we join in the fellowship of Christ.

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Online Worship Service: 10:00 am

We have returned to worship in the sanctuary. Seating will be at appropriate distance but mask decisions will be based on the Community Levels as provided by the CDC. When we are in the GREEN zone masks are optional. We encourage you to wear a mask if you want to, and we encourage you to stay home if you do not feel well. Worship service begins at 10:00. The service is live-streamed via the Northside Facebook page and on the “Service Videos” page above on Sunday afternoon.

Rev. Dr. Linda Dickerson

Rev. Dr. Linda J. Dickerson, Pastor & Teaching Elder

The Rev. Dr. Linda Dickerson has been a Presbyterian pastor for twenty-five years. She grew up in Roanoke, VA. Linda received her BS from Radford University in 1978, her Master of Divinity from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA in 1988 and her Doctor of Ministry in 1998. She has served churches in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia. Linda has 5 children and ten grandchildren. Linda has been pastor at Northside since 1999.