Rob Edwards

Rob moved to Forest with his family in the spring of 2010 to begin working with Mercy Presbyterian Church. The church had been meeting for some time as a second site of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Lynchburg. As the group in Forest continued to develop, Rob was called to pastor the new congregation.

Previously, Rob and his family were in Athens, Georgia where he was the campus minister with Reformed University Fellowship at the University of Georgia for 11 years. Rob and his wife, Angie, are both graduates of the University of Georgia. Rob is also a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. Rob and Angie have three children: Emma, Lucy, and William.

Bryan Rigg
Assistant Pastor

Bryan was born near Lancaster, PA where his family still resides. He attended Liberty University where he met his wife, Katelyn. Bryan received a Bachelor’s of Religion in 2003. In 2007, they moved to Philadelphia, PA where Bryan attended Westminster Theological Seminary. While Bryan completed his seminary education, he served as the youth director at Forks of the Brandywine Presbyterian Church for 3 years.

In November 2010, Bryan and Kate welcomed their daughter, Naomi and later in June 2012, their son, Charlie – both wonderful blessings from God! In the summer of 2010 Bryan and family moved to Lynchburg to begin working with the youth at Redeemer Presbyterian Church where he served for five years before being called to Mercy Presbyterian Church as an Assistant Pastor in summer of 2015.

Keith Peck
Assistant Pastor

Keith and Gale moved to Lynchburg from Annapolis, Maryland where Keith served for 27 years as a church planter and lead pastor of Broadneck PCA church. During his 40 years of pastoral ministry he also served churches in Dover, DE and Lancaster, PA. They enjoy 5 children and 15 grandchildren. Gale has been Keith’s ministry partner for the past 44 years.


Nate Fowler
Music Director

Nate Fowler spent his first ten years of life as a missionary kid in the jungles and cities of Ecuador, South America. In 2003 his family was called to the opposite climate in Hamden, Maine where the Lord called Nate to music ministry, leading chapel services at his small Christian schools and at his church youth group. From 2010-2014 Nate attended Liberty University, all the while leading music for Reformed University Fellowship, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Studies. He started attending Mercy in 2011, carpooling with his good friend Will Wingate, and has been on the music team at Mercy ever since. In 2015 he and his beautiful wife, Katie, married, and she often serves on the music team as well. It is with great pleasure he enters this position as Director of Music Ministries, as Mercy has been their family through these last couple of phases of life and hopefully a few to come.

 Kimberly Paumen
Admin Assistant

Kimberly and her husband Tim relocated to the Lynchburg area from Northern Virginia in 2015. Before Northern Virginia they served as missionaries for seven years in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. They have three children. Abigail and Daniel are studying at Liberty University and Emily is a juinor at LCA. They love Mercy and are so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the body of Christ here in Forest, VA!