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Staff

The staff of First UMC, Bluefield, Virginia is a team of folks from a variety of backgrounds who are working toward the common goal of helping our congregation grow in faith and reach out in love.  They welcome your interest and questions about God and the church.

Youth Director

Myra Yates


Custodian

Wade Dillon

We welcome Wade Dillon to our staff as custodian.  Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Wade grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia and has worked for the town of Bluefield, Virginia.  He is employed currently at Wal-Mart as well as holding the position here.  


Director of Music/Organist

Bill Elliott

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Bill is beginning his 37th year as Director of Music and Organist at Bluefield First.  He is a native of Bluefield and a graduate of Concord College.  Bill has been employed by Tazewell County Public Schools as a choral music teacher for 33 years serving Graham Intermediate, Dudley Primary, and Abbs Valley.  He is married to the former Cindy Yost who is a kindergarten teacher at Springville Elementary.  They enjoy spending time with their seven nieces and nephews and following their activities.  Bill is grateful to serve the Lord and witness his faith through the music ministry of the church.  


Pastor

Rev. Dr. James "Jay" Ferguson


Director of the Chancel Choir

Jack Goins

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We welcome to our staff our new choral director, Jack Goins.  Jack has a life-long passion for music and has been involved in church music as well as musical groups in our community.  He is bringing a new energy and vision to our Chancel Choir and he invites anyone who would like to sing for God's glory to contact him and sign up.  Choir practice is Wednesday at 7 pm in the choir room!  Jack has been a part of First Church for several years, working with our youth group, from which he retired in 2013.  He is married to Raye Goins, and has three adult children.  Welcome Jack back to our staff!


Director of Children's Ministries

Amy Horne

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We are pleased to have Amy Horne on board to direct Children's Ministries at First UMC.  

Amy has a long relationship with our church, and is married to Thomas  and mother to Jordain and Arrin.  She resides in Bland County and is employed at Bluefield, Virginia Public Library.  


Secretary

Carolyn Quesenberry

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Carolyn has been Secretary for Bluefield First United Methodist Church since
September 2009. She retired from Tazewell County Schools in July of 2004
after 37 years of service. She also worked for Foot Pain Associates for 2 years.
She resides in Bluefield, Virginia.  Carolyn loves working with her church family.
 
Her favorite quote is “The Best Things in Life are Not Things.”