Red Bank United Methodist Church Announces New Pastor

Friday, August 29, 2014

Red Bank United Methodist Church welcomes Reverend Bruce Galyon and his family to their congregation and to the Red Bank community. Rev. Galyon comes to RBUMC from Central UMC in Knoxville, where he was pastor for the past nine years.

Rev. Galyon , age 52, is a native of Sweetwater, Tn.   A graduate of Emory and Henry College, he majored in religion and psychology before earning his Masters of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in 1988.

While serving at Central, Rev.

Galyon established vital ministries to developmental disabled adults. He also served on the Knox County ARC Board including chairman.  He was selected by the mayor of Knoxville to serve on the "Compassion Knoxville" design team for the city's plan addressing chronic homelessness.

Prior to being at Central, he pastored at Loudon UMC, Elizabeth Chapel UMC, Panther Springs UMC, Calhoun/Spring Creek, and Cedar Springs Circuit. Rev. Galyon is in his 32nd year of ministry.

Reverend Galyon has been married to his wife Melanie, for 28 years. Children are Jessica (24) and Andrew (21).

The United Methodist Church operates under the Holston Conference, which appoints pastors to various churches within the district, as determined by the Bishop and the Twelve District Superintendents.

Rev. Galyon replaces Rev. Jeff Lambert, who was minister at RBUM for the past six years before transferring to Sevierville First United Methodist.


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