My wife, Karen, daughter Melodie and son, Stephen, Jr. joined the Varnell community and church in June of 2011. We are thrilled to be serving God with the wonderful people of Varnell United Methodist Church.
I have served God through the United Methodist Church for the last 18 years. I’m originally from Florence, S.C., and have been a member of the North Georgia Annual Conference since 2002. I was ordained an Elder in full connection in 2002. Before being appointed to Varnell UMC, I served 9 years at Covenant UMC in Greer, S.C. and 9 years at Dunwoody UMC in Dunwoody, GA. I have served the last 20 years in Youth Ministry in the local church and throughout the Southeastern Jurisdiction. I have a calling to share God’s love with all generations.
My family and I look forward to serving God with the wonderful people of Varnell UMC. One thing I have learned in ministry is that God always remains faithful as 2 Corinthians 15:58 reminds us, “Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord and your labors in the Lord will not be in vain.” Blessings, Stephen