Welcome to the Elizabeth River District, which is compromised of 65 churches across Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Suffolk, and Knotts Island. The district serves as a resource to the local church so that laity and clergy may fulfill the mission of the church to "make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
The Elizabeth River District was formed in July 2011 as a merger of the Norfolk District and parts of the former Portsmouth District. To see a complete list of the churches in our district, click on the Find a Church page. The District office is located in Heritage UMC, 815 Baker Road, Virginia Beach 23462.
Rev. Sharma Lewis, Bishop
Rev. M. Wayne Sneed, District Superintendent
Rev. Jason C. Stanley, Coordinator of Church Revitalization
Directions to District Office I-264 take to I-64 W (From Norfolk it will be Left exit 284A or Right Exit 14B; From Virginia Beach it will be Right Exit 14B) I-64 take Exit 282 to NORTHAMPTON Blvd, keep in the Right Lane; Turn Right at 1st light onto WESLEYAN Drive; pass Virginia Wesleyan College and go to the next traffic light and turn Right onto BAKER Road; Take first Right into the parking lot at Heritage UMC; Follow parking lot around the building until facing Baker Rd; Enter through the double glass doors (near handicap parking); Ring District Office doorbell.