The Rev. Ray Tavenner is originally from Alexandria, Va. He is a second career Pastor having spent 25 years in the financial securities field as a financial planner in private practice.
Pastor Ray has been married for 34 years to Anne Tavenner and has 2 children, Tommy (31) and Tabitha (16). They have lived in the Rocky Hock area of northeastern North Carolina for the past 7 years.
Leading up to ministry in the United Methodist Church he has spent many years working within the Methodist Church in various capacities. He has spent 11 years working in prison ministry including a short time as a volunteer chaplain. He has a great deal of experience working with men as well as teenagers doing spiritual retreats as both a layperson and also as clergy.
Pastor Ray is currently enrolled at Duke Divinity School in the United Methodist course of study. He conducts worship at three Churches each Sunday. Oak Grove UMC (Chapanoke) at 9 AM, Epworth UMC (Winfall) at 10 AM, and Cedar Grove UMC (Winfall) at 11 AM.
His Churches are open to all who seek a friendly environment to search their souls for the many trials and tribulations of life. We believe the answer to this, and total contentment in life, comes in the form of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Join us and experience the joy of Worship as we come together in service to the body of Christ, both within our church walls and out into the community and the world.
9:00 AM Worship Service
10:00 AM Fellowship and Breakfast
10:30 AM Sunday School
ALL ARE WELCOME
Welcome to Oak Grove United Methodist Church.
We hope you are able to visit us on Sunday and join as we Worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.