First, Zion UMCs Welcome New Pastor

First United Methodist Church in Mount Gilead and Zion United Methodist Church at Pee Dee welcome a new pastor this weekend.

Rev. Lee Edwards will be the new pastor of First United Methodist Church, as of June 30, 2013. (Ahoskie UMC photo)

Rev. Lee Edwards will be the new pastor of First United Methodist Church, as of June 30, 2013. (Ahoskie UMC photo)

Rev. Lee Edwards comes to Mount Gilead after serving five years at Ahoskie United Methodist Church in the northeastern corner of North Carolina. The churches will welcome Lee Edwards with an ice cream social this evening at 7:00 p.m., and a covered dish luncheon following worship at First Methodist on June 30.

Lee Edwards is a graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College and received his Masters of Divinity at Duke. He and his wife, Tanya, have two children.

Rev. Jim Harris retired June 16 after serving the churches for 18 years. Harris and his wife, Brenda, moved to her hometown in South Carolina.

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