Rev. Larry Davies has assumed the pastorate of the Mineral-Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church charge, officially taking the pulpit on June 30. Rev. Erin Geoffrion, who has served the charge for the past several years, has taken a new assignment.
Davies is a retired pastor and district superintendent with the United Methodist Church serving the Lynchburg District. He recently served as pastor of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.
“I am so excited to be given the opportunity to work with the people around the Lake Anna area,” Davies said. “I have heard about the good ministries they have in the area and I’m looking forward to participating with them.”
Rev. Davis is the author of four books, several Bible and small group studies and writes “Sowing Seeds of Faith,” a weekly devotion that is published in newspapers and online. He looks forward to working with the two congregations and helping them experience spiritual growth as well as numerical growth.
Prior to becoming a minister, Davies was managing an automobile dealership.
“I like to say, that’s proof that God can save anyone,” he said. “More importantly, that experience has helped me relate to people from varied backgrounds.”
Davies and his wife, Mell, a retired elementary school teacher, live in Fredericksburg. They have two children, Stephen and Lisa, and two grandchildren, Jackson and Carson.
“I encourage anyone to check out my website at PrayWithYou.org or LarryDavies.org or you can like my Facebook page,” he said. “I send out weekly devotions that are written for anyone to read regardless of their religious faith.”
Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, located at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Church Road and Chalklevel Road, holds services each Sunday morning at 9 a.m. followed by Sunday School. Worship services are at 11 a.m. at Mineral United Methodist Church, located at 301 W. Third Street in the town of Mineral, with Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m.