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Senior Pastor

Reverend Raymond W. Amos, Sr.

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Rev. Ray was born and raised in Pearisburg Virginia.  It was there that he gave his life to the Lord at an early age.  He grew up knowing that he had been called into ministry.  He met Pat in the seventh grade.  She sat in front of him in the classroom, she was his high school sweetheart.  They married in 1971 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Poplar Hill Va.  The same church that sent him into United Methodist ministry.

Ray joined the Air Force after graduation in 1969.  After they married they lived in Rapid City, South Dakota until his discharge in 1973.  In June 1975 he began ministry on the Garden - Keen Mt. Charge in Buchanan County Va.  The next appointment was the Graham Circuit in Bluefield, Va.   He pastored Kingsley and Hermon churches in Kingsport, Tn. for nineteen years; and then First UMC in Bluefield Va.  He came to Elizabethton in 2011.  These appointments make up more than forty years in ministry

Rev Ray attended Southwest Va. Community College, Bluefield College, and Duke Divinity School.

He and Pat have four children: Ray, Scotty, Amy and Bethany; they also have seven grandchildren.

“Pat and I count it all joy to be with this wonderful congregation of God’s family.”

4.12 Ministries Youth Minister

Doug Hulshult

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I came to Johnson City, TN in 1984 from Hamilton, Ohio to attend East Tennessee State University! Go Bucs!! In 1986. I married my beautiful wife, Lynn. We have two wonderful daughters, Rachel, who is a graduate of Milligan College and Hannah, who is currently attending Wake Forest University. I have been involved in Youth Ministry for the past 15 years. Foer the past three years, I have been blessed to serve as the Youth Minister here at FUMC-Elizabethton.

 4:12 Youth Ministiries takes it's name and vision from 1 Timothy 4:12; "  Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity."  We firmly believe the youth of today are the church of tomorrow and, as they grow in thier personal relationship with Jesus Christ, they WILL change the world!

If you have any questions about our ministry, please send me an e-mail or give me a call.

Children's Minister

Jennifer Bradley

Originally from Greeneville, TN, I moved to Elizabethton in 2008 shortly after completing my Master’s degree in Special Education. I am currently a special education math teacher at Hampton Elementary school where I have taught since 2008. I married my husband, Wesley, in May of 2009 on a kayak trip on the Nolichucky River. I am an avid kayaker, biker, and runner. Most of my free time is spent doing one of these three things! I have no children of my own, other than two spoiled cats, but I do consider all of my students both at school and church my kids. I love them dearly and can’t see myself in any other profession! My goal in Children’s Ministry is to plant a love for Christ in each child and nurture them as they grow to find their place in His church.

Adminstrative Assistant

Robin Gray Folse

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Financial Secretary

Vickie Shipley

Minister of Music

Catherine Edwards-Bunton


David Arney


Tom Tull


Susan Heaton

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