State Street United Methodist Church

State Street United Methodist Church

Who We Are

Celebrating the faith. Strengthening the family. Serving the community.

We call State Street UMC "the church worth finding," because it's NOT on State Street. Founded in 1856, the church was in downtown Bristol, Virginia, for about one hundred years before moving to our present location on Valley Drive, just across from Virginia High School.

There's something for everyone here--contemporary, traditional, children, youth, older adults, music of all kinds, studies for all ages and interests.

Our newest ministry effort is Recovery Bristol, a ministry for people recovering from all kinds of life hurts. One of our taglines is "life hurts, God heals."

Come share your faith journey with us here at State Street.

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Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:45am - Traditional
  • 09:00am - Contemporary
  • 11:00am - Traditional
  • 07:00pm - Recovery


Jonathan Jonas

Jonathan Jonas has served as senior pastor of State Street United Methodist Church since June 2014. Prior to his appointment here, he served as pastor of First United Methodist Church in Marion, Virginia; as senior pastor of First Farragut United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee; and as pastor of Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church in Jonesborough, Tennessee. His first pastoral appointment was to State Street as our associate pastor from 1996 until 1999. He is an alumnus of Emory & Henry College and of Emory University's Candler School of Theology. He and his wife Suzanne are natives of Abingdon, Virginia, and they have four children--Grace, Brett, Micah, and Sage.

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