More than 175 years ago Dr. George Washington Dame arrived in Danville, Virginia. In reading our history, he speaks of God’s call to bring him here and to start a church, and so we are led to an understanding that this church was called into being. Which begs the question – what church was called into being?

We believe that we were called to be a church whose heart is centered in works of reconciliation and in the good work of revealing God’s kingdom. This has been our story and we are challenged to live in God’s call today.

The basic work of any Christian church is two-fold: to form a group of people into a people of God and for that people to participate in the work of God’s kingdom come. As our Presiding Bishop Michael Curry says of us – we are the Episcopal branch of the Jesus movement!

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany strives to continue to be a place focused on reconciliation and on ministries that reveal the Kingdom of God in Danville. We invite you to join us in the holy adventure of God’s kingdom come – in being a people called together to worship, to serve and to be formed for particular work – the work of revealing the wideness of God’s mercy.



“Wherever you are on your walk of faith, you are welcome at this table.”