Our Pastor

Pastor George M. Warner, Sr.

I was born March 7, 1964, in Liberia, West Africa to the union of the late Mr. and Mrs. Barr Warner. I started and completed my early education and undergraduate studies in Africa. I have a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Saint Paul’s United Theological College now Saint Paul’s University in Limuru, Kenya, East Africa and a 2013 graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

I am an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church expanding over twenty years now and fifteen of those years in the Virginia Conference. I have served as Missionary for the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church in Kigoma, Tanzania in East Africa and Dakar, Senegal in West Africa. I have served in Cross Cultural/Cross Racial appointments since 2006 and currently I am the chair on the Board of Ordained Ministry for the Conference Cross Cultural/ Cross Racial Committee. I have served as pastor on the Horntown Charge which comprise of Deas Chapel, Friendship and Saint Mark United Methodist churches on the Eastern Shore District from 2006 to 2011. I have served on the Board of Agape Center on the Eastern Shore. I have served as pastor for Asbury United Methodist church on the Roanoke District from 2011 to 2015 and I am currently serving on the Essex-King and Queen Charge which comprise of Trinity, Providence, and Lebanon United Methodist churches on the Rappahannock River District from 2015 to present.

I am mission minded and very passionate about community, local, national, and international mission. I value shared ministry between laity and clergy as well as intergenerational worship experiences. I am married to Bleh Arway Hare-Warner who is also from Liberia and works as a nurse. Our four children are George, Jr., WillieMae, Rhoda and Elkanah. I am a child of God.