We are not Quakers or Moravians, but like these pietistic groups, we believe in living a careful life that testifies to the watching world that we belong to the Family of God.

And we are not United Methodists, although we have our roots in the Methodist tradition that grew out of John Wesley's revival movement in the 1700's. We have good fellowship with our United Methodist "cousins", but we are organizationally separate for historical reasons.

We are a warm and friendly group of people who desire, with God's help, to live holy lives that bring honor and glory to Him. In three words our theology is "Jesus is Lord". We look to the Bible as our primary source for direction in our worship and our lifestyles.

We are life-centered in our teaching and sensitive to the needs and concerns of others.

We give people opportunities to put their faith into action through various avenues of service.

We are honored to take our place among the many who are called Christians.

We laugh and cry together, rejoice and grieve together, grow together, and walk in faith together.

We aim to be a family for all who love Jesus, the Nazarene.

We want you to know there is room for you in the Living Stone Church of the Nazarene Family of Faith.


Aside from attending Virginia Tech and a couple years as an architect intern in New Jersey, Pastor Drew Ridder is a lifelong resident of the Shenandoah Valley.  He is completely at home virtually anywhere in the outdoors, be it in the mountains, on the water, or preferably both.  Drew and his wife Kathy have two daughters and live in Bridgewater.  They love spending time with family and friends and enjoy relaxing at Lake Anna.