The Black Robe Regiment of Virginia is fellowship of Virginia clergy who embrace the legacy of the bold and courageous men who garrisoned the "Pulpit of the Revolution," who were chief agitators thereof, and chief proponents of the political ideology immortalized in the Charters of Freedom. We seek to revive their legacy in our day, by leading a new Great Awakening, and asserting our own, and the leadership and influence of our flocks in civil government.
"They prepared for the struggle, and went into battle...with the Word of God in their hearts, and trusting in him....Thev were men of great renown...their learning, their holiness, their gravity, struck all men that knew them with admiration. They were Timothies in their houses, Chrysostoms in their pulpits, Augustines in their disputations...Religion, the church, was the great thought, and civil interests were only incidental." —John Wingate Thornton A.M., The Pulpit of the American Revolution, Boston: Gould and Lincoln, 1860