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Our mission

To connect the unconnected to a community of faith where Jesus Christ transforms them into world changing disciples.

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The United Methodist Church is part of a Wesleyan movement that now claims a total of 18 million members of various Methodist churches around the world. There are 8.5 million Methodists in the United States and one million members of the denomination outside of the United States.

The United Methodist Church is part of the Church Universal. All persons, regardless of race, color, national origin, status, or economic condition are welcome to attend its services, receive Holy Communion, and, after taking vows, be baptized and admitted into membership.

Denominational practices and standards are set by General Conferences that meet once every four years. Delegates to that conference are elected by clergy and lay representatives from local churches gathered in regional annual conferences.

love god

Love your God with all your heart, all your might, and all your soul.

love others

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

serve the world

Go out and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

MEET OUR STAFF

Here at Redwood Methodist, we are passionate about our work, our community, and our faith. From our leadership team to our volunteers, we strive to serve, love, and help all who choose to come worship here.

Rev. Clayton Payne

Rev. Clayton Payne

Co-Pastor

Pastor Clayton loves to be involved in peoples lives as they become more and more faithful disciples of Jesus. He says “I love to see people grow and learn a new way of looking at scripture and how it calls them live out their convictions in the world”. Clayton is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada and with his wife Sarah, and their son Cody, they make a family of three.  Clayton attended seminary at Eastern Mennonite University and is pursuing his doctorate at United Theological in Dayton, Ohio.  

Rev. Sarah Payne

Rev. Sarah Payne

Co-Pastor

Pastor Sarah has a passion for the presence of God. She began in ministry as a local church leader and followed God’s call out of teaching and into the ministry. Sarah and Clayton have been married for 12 years and have a son named Cody. As a former missionary, Sarah sees every place and place as opportunities to share the love and hope of Jesus. 

Ashley Cundiff

Ashley Cundiff

Director of Musical Ministries

Ashley Cundiff holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and French from Hollins University and a Master of Arts degree in music from Radford University. She is an active solo pianist, accompanist, music instructor, and director of ensembles and is currently an accompanist with Southwest Virginia Ballet and an adjunct instructor of music at Ferrum College in addition to her work at Redwood. Ashley enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, toddler daughter, and two cats.

Rev. Tim Gearheart

Rev. Tim Gearheart

Celebrate Recovery Team Leader

After a 25 year career in banking and finance Tim answered the call to ministry in the United Methodist church in 2004. Tim has served churches on the Roanoke and Danville districts and is currently pastor at Wesley Memorial in Martinsville.  Tim has also served as a chaplain for the Roanoke Rescue Mission and a counselor in a residential recovery program.  Tim enjoys life with his wife Rebecca and their 3 dogs. Tim and Becky have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.  Tim is a big fan of Virginia Tech sports and the Boston Red Sox.

Cristen Anderson

Cristen Anderson

Administrative Assistant

Cristen and her husband live in Martinsville with their two young children, Levi and Benjamin. She is currently pursing her degree in Social Work at Liberty University. Their family is a part of The Community Fellowship church in Collinsville. She also serves as Vice President of the Board of the Southside Survivor Response Center and the Director of Uptown MOPS. 

Shannon Brooks

Shannon Brooks

Nursury Attendant

Shannon is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and attendee of Redwood United Methodist Church. She is an Educator with Franklin County Public Schools. She loves to work with the children in Redwood.

Lisa Edwards

Lisa Edwards

Pianist/Accompanist

Lisa is a lifelong resident of Franklin County and the Redwood community. She has shared her love of music with her church family, serving as pianist for more than 25 years. Over the years there have been many changes but one thing remains the same, and that is the spirit of love that Redwood embraces.

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3001 Old Franklin Turnpike
Rocky Mount, Va 24151
540-483-9090
info@redwoodumc.org

Office Hours |
Monday -Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m

Copyright © 2019 Redwood UMC. All rights reserved. Site design by OBRIENDESIGN.biz