Blackburn’s Chapel in Todd, NC seeks to be a place welcoming all through Christ.


Nestled alongside the South Fork of the New River, Blackburn’s Chapel in Todd, NC has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1850. In 2007, Blackburn’s Chapel merged with Boone United Methodist Church, and it is now operated as a satellite campus of Boone UMC. The churches share worship resources including speakers and musicians, and the Blackburn campus offers an intimate worship setting in the heart of the rural community of Todd.

Worship With Us

Blackburn’s Chapel is located at 3986 Todd Railroad Grade Road in Todd, NC just down the street from the Todd Mercantile and Bakery, and across the street from the River Girl Fishing Company. Blackburn’s is known for its friendly and intimate personality. You’ll feel as you walk through the doors of the church that everyone matters and is embraced. Because of our unique and beautiful setting in the heart of Todd, we regularly worship with the doors of the church fully open where we have the opportunity to hear and join the birds and the rest of creation around us in praising our God. Most Sundays are full of surprises whether its one of the friendly neighborhood dogs that stroll in to join us, or one of the many lively speakers and musicians we regularly invite from the local area to lead. Come join us as we gather together every Sunday morning at 11:00 am to praise and worship God together in a fun, relaxed and hospitable atmosphere. Check out our weekly sermons here.

The Blackburn House

“The church is Christ existing as community.” — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Blackburn House is a missional program of Blackburn’s Chapel. The program invites disciples of Jesus from different backgrounds and stages of life to live in intentional Christian community. The residents of The Blackburn House live together in the church’s lovely parsonage.   This parsonage sits near the banks of the New River on a gorgeous acre of land with a garden. Located in the heart of the beautiful and quiet rural mountain neighborhood of Todd, NC, the church and parsonage provide a unique context for reflection, discernment and ministry. Through commitment to prayer, friendship, and service in Todd, the residents of The Blackburn House practice hospitality and reconciliation in ways that are both ordinary and spectacular. The Blackburn House offers an opportunity for residents to develop and deepen their leadership abilities, sense of vocation, and ultimately discipleship to Jesus.

The Blackburn House Mission: to seek the peace and prosperity of Blackburn’s Chapel and Todd, and thereby, its residents will also experience the peace of Christ. This mission comes from Jeremiah 29:7: “Seek the peace and prosperity of the [place] to which I have carried you … Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.”

Learn more about The Blackburn House and follow their blog here.

Brandon Wrencher is the pastor of Blackburn’s Chapel and Abbot/Director of The Blackburn House. You can find Brandon’s bio here.

Contact Us

Brandon Wrencher

Brandon Wrencher

Feel free to contact Blackburn’s Chapel if you want to learn more about us or if you’re experiencing difficulties and need someone to talk or pray with. We’d love to hear from you. You can reach us at 336-877-3317 or at Pastor Wrencher’s email (brandonwrencher85@gmail.com).