Our MissionTo worship God as a loving family of Christ, through ministry involving education, fellowship, evangelism, and missions.
Our in-person worship schedule is a traditional worship service at 8:30 a.m. and again at 11:00 am.
Scott Duncan Hopkins
Our minster is Reverend Scott Duncan Hopkins. He came to us in the summer of 2017. He is the father of two adult children — Morgan and AnnaGrace.
Scott was born and raised in Atlanta in the Northeast suburbs where he lived until he left for college. He attended Young Harris College from 1981-1983, Mars Hill College from 1985-87 where he graduated with a BA in Religion with focuses in Philosophy and Christian Education. He then attended Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC from 1987-1990. He entered into pastoral ministry in 1987. In 1989, Scott moved to Louisville, KY where he attended Southern Seminary from 1990-1992 and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree with a focus in Pastoral Care.
Scott did Clinical Pastoral Education at Baptist East Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky where his focus was in the area of Substance Abuse. At the time, he continued this field of work in an inner city ministry in Louisville with addicts and their families with the ministries of the Volunteers of America.
Scott completed eleven years work in the area of Family Systems Theory including three years post graduate work at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family in Washington DC. He was an elected member of the Virginia Annual Conference Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church for many years, a member of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Reconciling Ministries Network. For several years, he served as the Peace With Justice Coordinator for the Virginia Annual Conference of Methodists.
In most recent years, he has completed an eighteen month training as a Spiritual Director, in the Ignatian tradition, at The Church of Saint Francis Xavier in New York City.
He is 61 years old and in his 35th year in ministry. He loves books, the Turner Classic Movies channel, University of Georgia Football, Thr Green Bay Packers, ACC Basketball, working out at the gym, taking pictures, vintage Country Music, and the occasional good jazz club in New York City.