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Portrait of Rev. Alan I. Gaylord

Rev. Alan Gaylord



United Methodist Churches Served:

Family: Married to Debra (Debbie); children: Jonathan (32); Joshua (32); Ashton (28); AJ (deceased); Alyssa (24); Andrew (23); Alexis (22), and Aimie (14). Only Amie is at home.

Achievements in Previous Position: Hired a full-time youth minister. Began the process of viewing those who came for Food Ministry as a second congregation. Replaced one roof and worked on another one. Implemented new security protocols.

Theological Themes Which Guide His Work as a Pastor: I seek to reach out to all that they may come into a relationship with Jesus Christ. As United Methodists, we seek to draw the circle large, so that all may find a spiritual home. I embrace a theology that has a method that we follow in order to achieve those aspirations.

Age: 56.

Cindy Sears - Administrative Assistant

Miss Cindy SearsAdministrative Assistant and Webmaster, Cindy Sears, has worked at Ebenezer UMC since 2007. She runs the office, edits and publishes the bulletins and monthly newsletter; plus she designed and maintains our website.

As an active member of our church, she is also involved in the life of the church, including teaching and leading a Sunday school class for adults.

Cindy enjoys photography, and dabbles in art using oil, acrylic, pastel, graphite, and color pencils. She enjoys reading and writes an article for the monthly newsletter.

Mary Pennell - Pianist

Mary Lynn PennellMary plays the piano for us on Sundays, and any other time that we have a service or function that needs piano accompaniment. She really knows how to bang those keys, too!


Contact Information: 828-396-2214;; 4948 Burns Rd, Granite Falls, NC 28630