Our Rector

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The Reverend Leslie (Les) Ferguson

Father Les

The Rev. Leslie (Les) Ferguson

Father Ferguson was called to be Rector of St. John’s in December 2010 and celebrated his first worship service on December 18, 2010.

Prior to his call to serve with the Parish of St. John’s Father Ferguson served as a United States Navy Officer for more than 22 years, retiring in 2007. Immediately following retirement he attended Virginia Theological Seminary¬†and was graduated in June 2010.

Father Ferguson is married to Kathy Ferguson and they have lived in Southside Virginia since 1998.


Minister of Music and Organist

Minister of Music and Organist

Mr. Roger Peyton

Roger at Organ

Minister of Music – Roger Peyton

Mr. Roger Peyton has served as Minister of Music and Organist at St. John’s from May 2011 through May 2016 then returned after a brief sabbatical in September 2016. He has helped develop a music ministry that has received accolades from the Diocesan Bishop and visiting clergy.