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First United Methodist Church, Williamston, Martin Co, NC

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First United Methodist Church, Williamston, NC: List of Pastors
FirstLastServiceStateCountyPlaceSrc
MethodistWashington Sandford 1861NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJames W. 1862NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistE. A. 1863NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. J. 1866-1867NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistW. H. 1867-1869NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJames 1869-1871NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistB. B. 1871-1872NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistT. B. 1872-1873NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistW. H. 1873-1874NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. 1874-1875NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistLeonidas L. 1875-1877NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. D. 1877-1878NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistWilliam H. 1878-1880NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistWilliam B. 1880-1883NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
Reverend William B. Doub came to Williamston in 1880 and stayed until 1883. He was born in Raleigh in 1852 and came from a long line of Methodist preachers.  It was said that he possessed a sweet spirit and was gentle to all with whom he came in touch.  He died in Durham in 1896
MethodistJames E. 1883-1884NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. L. 1884-1885NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. O. 1885-1886NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistW. T. 1886-1887NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistW. H. 1887-1888NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. G. 1888-1890NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistGeorge C. 1890-1892NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistEli Caleb 1892-1893NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
The Reverend Eli Caleb Sell came here in 1892. He was best remembered for his gentle nature and love for everyone. He made many friends in Williamston and though he was here for only one year, he was greatly admired by all. During his last days, the only regret he expressed was that he could not preach at least one more time. He died in Wilmington in 1930 at the age of sixty-nine.
MethodistJ. R. 1893-1895NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistAsa Joseph 1895-1897NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
Reverend Asa Joseph Parker was born in Hertford County in 1867. He came to Williamston in 1895 and served a two-year term. His preaching was fearless, uncompromising, but stimulating. His sympathetic, sunny disposition made him the ideal pastor to whom the church members could go for comfort and support, and he was always welcome in the homes of the community. He had a beautiful singing voice and it was said he could not only preach the Gospel, but could sing it as well! His talent earned him a place with the original Conference Quartette. The last months of his life were ones of intense suffering, and he died in 1932 in Raleigh, where he was buried.
MethodistGeorge Washington 1897-1899NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJohn T. 1899-1900NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistThomas H. 1900-1904NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
Reverend Sutton's gentle spirit and mild temperament endeared him not only to his congregation but also to the other citizens of the town as well. In the December 19,1902, issue of THE ENTERPRISE, it stated, 'Methodists here do not rejoice alone at the return of Reverend Sutton. He has made a fine impression during his pastorate this past year.' The church records show that the church saw phenomenal growth while he was here, with sixty-nine new members added to the roll!

Reverend Sutton left Williamston in 1904, but his health began to fail and by 1920 he had to retire. He died in 1937 in Fayetteville.
MethodistEdward E. 1904-1905NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistP. L. 1905-1906NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistCharles Lewis 1906-1910NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
Charles Lewis Read was born in 1869 at Palmer Springs, Virginia. His education was received at Davis Military Academy at LaGrange and at Trinity College (Duke University). He graduated in 1901 and the Williamston charge was one of his first churches since he came here in 1907. It was said that he was an outstanding minister in the pulpit whose sermons were marked by an unusual insight into the Scriptures. He strengthened all of his parishioners through his loving guidance, and while in Williamston, he added thirty-three members to the roll and christened eight babies. After giving thirty-seven years of service in the ministry, he died in Durham in 1946.
MethodistRufus 1910-1912NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
A friendly, unassuming man of God who came here in 1910 for a two-year term. Those who knew him were impressed by the power of his faith and the gentleness of his nature. He was said to be always motivated by love and unselfish devotion to his calling, and the church in Williamston saw steady growth under his wise leadership. He died in 1937.
MethodistJames T. 1912-1915NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistN. M. 1915-1916NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistH. M. 1916-1919NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistL. C. 1919-1922NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistM. R. 1922-1923NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistE. D. 1923-1925NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistT. W. 1925-1926NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistO. P. 1926-1928NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistD. A. 1928-1929NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistC. T. 1929-1933NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistR. R. 1933-1936NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistS. A. 1936-1938NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistS. J. 1938-1939NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistB. T. 1939-1947NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistE. R. 1947-1951NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistR. E. 1951-1956NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistR. C., Jr 1956-1959NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistSidney G. 1959-1964NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJ. D. 1964-1966NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistJames C. P. 1966-1971NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistWallace M. 1971-1980NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistArthur 1980-1981NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistH. Charles 1981-1984NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
MethodistIrving Elmer 1984NCMartin CoWilliamston, First United Methodist Church
Updated: 05 May 2019

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