Staff

Pastor

Ben Lockhart
Local licensed pastor, serving in the ministry since 2004. Graduated from Duke Divinity School’s United Methodist Course of Study in July, 2014, BS degree in Management of Human Resources in 1995 from Bluefield College. Married to Hazel Conner Lockhart, with a daughter and 3 granddaughters in Salem. United Methodist since the age of 7. Native of Bluefield, Va., born in Northfork, WVa.. Community involvement includes Member of Salem Host Lion’s club, past president(2002/2005), Recipient of Lion’s Club’s International Award as Melvin Jones Fellow for Humanitarian Service, 2003 Lion of the year, earned the Distinguished Toastmaster Award which is the highest level of public speaking, 2003 Toastmaster of the Year, Volunteer Instructor at Arnold Burton Vocational School in public speaking, 2004 inductee into the Virginia United States Specialty Sports Foundation Hall of Fame, Trustee of the Chance Crawford Benefit Softball Tournament, Salem City Council Candidate in 1998, 1st Graduating class of Salem Police Department’s Citizen’s Academy, past President of Park Place Neighborhood Watch Assoc.,Masonic Lodge #23 member, Executive Sales club member AAA Executive Sales Club from 2009 until retirement in 2014, and other community awards.

Music Director
Bill Lininger

Liturgist
Tammy Harris
David McMahan
Nancy Deyerle
Derrell Parks

Lay Leader
David McMahan

Administrative Council Chair
Derrell Parks

Treasurer
Karen Walker

Trustees Chair
Ronnie Duncan

Accolyte
Saranea Rickman & Kaylee Harris

Ushers
Bill Wirt & Ronnie Polniak
Jack & Barbara Frye