About Our Church
Parkway Church on the Mountain exists to help every generation become devoted followers of Jesus Christ. We might have a big building, but we have that small community feel. We are a place where you can meet Jesus, engage in life-giving community, and discover your gifts and use them for God's glory. Come check us out, we'd love to connect with you!
Join Us For Worship
We meet every Sunday in-person and online. We'd love to connect with you. Come experience God this week with us.
Sunday Morning Worship
9:00am & 10:30am
3645 Orange Avenue Northeast, Roanoke
Meet The Team
DR. JOHN W. OTT
Parkway Church on the Mountain is affiliated with The Wesleyan Church.
The name "Wesleyan" is in honor of John Wesley, a priest of the Church of England. It was his discipline of spiritual devotion which earned him the nickname, "Methodist" in 1735.
The Methodist Episcopal Church refused to reform their view on slavery, so in 1843, a group broke away from the church and called themselves
"Wesleyan Methodists." In 1966, the church merged with the Alliance of Reformed Baptists and in 1968, it merged with the Pilgrim Holiness Church and became "Wesleyan."
The church we call Parkway began in the Higgins Home. In February of 1927, six families purchased land on the corner of 18th street and Tazewell Avenue in Roanoke. This small congregation was called, "The Second Wesleyan Methodist Church."
By February of 1987, the congregation had grown to 75 members, and they moved their location to 3230 King Street. In August of 1989, they brought John Ott to pastor the church. The congregation continued to grow, and in 1995, they sought to purchase the property on Mexico Way. Eleven years later, in the spring of 2006, Parkway moved into "the Church on the Mountain."
The following are the core beliefs of Parkway Church on the Mountain based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines. Parkway Church is affiliated with the Wesleyan Church.
There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise. God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom, justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.
The Bible is God’s Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.
You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.
Salvation is God’s gift to you if you’ll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin’s penalty. It is only through acceptance of Jesus Christ as our Savior that we can have eternal life.
Making disciples is a clear mandate from Christ. This requires a strong missional focus on evangelism and training in spiritual growth and holy living. Done effectively, this will produce and promote growth and health in and among God’s Kingdom.