Churches in Pastoral Transition

(1) Melwood Church, Upper Marlboro, MD

(2) Washington Grace Church

Pastors & Families



Rev. Arthur T. Roxby, Jr, age 76, of Philipsburg, PA, was freed from his earthly chains on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at his residence. He was ordained in July 1977 on the Pittsburgh District. He pastored churches seven churches in Pennsylvania (including the Petersburg Church on the Mid-Atlantic District), Massachusetts and Maine. Called later in life to the ministry, Rev. Roxby was instrumental in a number of construction projects while in his various assignments. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

Rev. Roxby, Jr, is survived by his wife of 64 years, the Rev. Irene I. Roxby. He is also survived by three sons, Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Roxby, III (pastor of the Milford, De Church), Christopher S. Roxby (Philipsburg, PA), and Rev. Patrick R. Roxby (pastor of the Westminster, MD Church); one great -  granddaughter.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 11:00AM at the Church of the Nazarene, 3435 Philipsburg Bigler Highway (Rt. 322), Ph 16866.

Expression of condolences may be sent to the following:

Rev. Irene I. Roxby, 60 Roxby Lane, Philipsburg, PA 16866

Rev. Dr. Arthur T. Roxby, III, 6 NW Salevan Place, Milford, DE 19963

Rev. Patrick R Roxby, 761 Black Rock Road, Hanover, PA 17331


Leann Brittain (Pastor's daughter from Sandtown Church):  Update on Leann. Leann had another emergency trip to the hospital recently.   She had a seizure which caused her some breathing problems on top of some congestion she already had.  This ended in a 2 night stay.  She is much better and on an antibiotic.   Still having some small seizures.   But praising God..she will be 24 on Friday. Miracle girl.


Joe and Megan's baby has been home for a couple weeks.  She is doing great and is about 6 pounds now.  We thank God for His protection over our little peanut.