So just who is Penn Forest Worship Center? We are a small Wesleyan congregation with a huge vision for the future, serving an even bigger God, dedicated to relentless pursuit of God and the people he loves. Our mission has five parts: reaching, uniting, growing, discovering and committing. No matter where you are in your walk with Christ, Penn Forest Worship Center has a spot just for you. We offer Sunday morning services and classes, as well as Wednesday night fellowship opportunities. Our ministries range from kids, youth and adult groups to scouting, supporting overseas missionaries and hosting church-wide activities.

Penn Forest Worship Center exists to reach non-believers, to unite them with Christians, help them grow in their faith, discover their gifts and see them become radically committed to Jesus Christ both in life and in death.

Relentless Pursuit of God and the people He loves.


So what does it mean to be a Wesleyan?

The Wesleyan Church, a Protestant denomination, believes in biblical authority, Christlikness, disciple-making, centering on local churches, servant leadership, and unity in diversity. Additional details are available online at


What we believe:

Our History

Leadership Team:

Pastor Myron, Lead Pastor

Pastor Myron Atkinson came to serve as the Lead Pastor in June of 2001. He is a native of Indiana and has been in ministry for the past 20 years. He has served as Youth Pastor, Assistant Pastor, and Lead Pastor. He has ministered in Huntington, IN; Southgate, MI; Saint Albans, WV, and now Roanoke, VA, He is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, IN. Pastor Atkinson is married to Mandy Atkinson.  Together they have four children: Jared, Christina, Chad, and Jonah.

 To read Pastor Myron’s vision for PFWC, click here.


Darren Chilson, Assistant Pastor

Darren and Courtney have served in student ministry since graduating from Indiana Wesleyan in 2010.  Darren is from the beautiful Flint, MI and Courtney grew up in Zanesville, OH.  They have been married since 2009 and have three young boys; Hudson, Owen, and Grayson.  They love serving the church, watching 24, and drinking Dr. Pepper.
Paul MacGregor, Children’s Pastor

Paul began working with our children’s ministry during the summer of 2012 and in November of 2012 the church officially hired Paul as our Children’s Ministry Director.  Paul and his wife Amy are both from Roanoke and they both work in the Roanoke City Schools.  They have two great children, a boy and a girl.

Paul oversees a great team of people working with our children’s ministry from newborn through 5th grade.

Local Board of Administration Leadership Team

Myra Taylor

serves as our Vice-Chair of our LBA Leadership Team and Secretary.  She also teaches a Connect and Grow group and sings on our praise team.

Nancy Phillips

serves on our LBA Leadership Team as our Treasurer and also is our Bible Quiz coach.

Ray Oyler

serves on the LBA Leadership Team as the board representative Trustee, he is also a Connect and Grow group teacher.

Rory MacGregor 

serves on the LBA Leadership Team as a congregational representative, he is also a Connect and Grow group teacher.

Kathy Poff

serves on the LBA Leadership Team as a congregational representative.