Our Pastor

daleRev. Dale Wyrick is from Bastian, VA.  He graduated from Rocky Gap High School and has degrees from Wytheville Community College (A.S.) in Wytheville, Virginia, and Tennessee Wesleyan College (B.S.) in Athens, Tennessee, and Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M. Div.) in Atlanta, Georgia.  He received his license to preach from Duke Divinity School in 1977.  Rev. Wyrick began preaching when he was 21 and has been in the Ministry for 37 years serving churches of the Holston Conference from Cleveland, Tennessee to Pearisburg, Virginia.  He has served circuit churches in rural settings, stationed churches in small towns and the inner city.  He is commissioned as a “Herald” for the World Methodist Evangelism / World Methodist Council in Nashville, Tennessee to lead the new Evangelism ministry “Cornerstone Celebration.”  He has led Camp Meetings, Revivals, Renewal Events, Key Events, and New Life Missions.  He is also a trained leader to teach Disciple Bible Study and Faith Sharing.  Rev. Wyrick also serves Reed United Methodist Church located at 214 Hilleary Street – an African American congregation.  (Sunday School is at 10:00 and Worship at 9:45 on the Third Sunday of the month.)  He has served in different leadership positions of Holston Conference: District Youth Coordinator, Conference Mission Coordinator and Disaster Coordinator, Minister in Residence of Camping Ministry, and Camp Lookout Board of Directors.  Rev. Wyrick serves on the District Board of Ordained Ministry and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Society for Biblical Studies.  Rev. Wyrick enjoys tennis, golf and photography.  He has had the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land many times.  Being in the biblical lands has refreshed his ministry.  Rev. Wyrick has a passion for worship, enjoys praise and worship music, and connecting with people.  Pastor Dale has a motto: “I am going to live till I die and enjoy every minute of it, because you only get one opportunity”.  Come and join us in service, worship and ministry.