Abingdon United Methodist Church - Abingdon, VA

Meet our Ministry and Program Staff

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Rev. Robert Countiss
Senior Pastor

Robert Countiss was appointed to AUMC, beginning in July 2014. Robert was born in Abingdon, VA, and was baptized at Abingdon UMC, so being appointed here is a true homecoming. He grew up in Bristol and graduated from Emory & Henry College (BA,Mathematics), Duke University (M.Div.) and Emmanuel School of Religion (Doctor of Ministry), and has served churches in the Holston Conference since 1985. Robert is married to Carla, a native of Blountville, TN, and also a life-long United Methodist, a teacher who has taught in Sullivan and Knox Counties and Bristol, TN. They have two children: Amanda, a 6th grade teacher in Bristol, TN, and Jacob, a student at Tusculum College in Greeneville, TN.

Rev. Glenn Patterson
Associate Pastor

Glenn Patterson grew up in the itinerant system of the Holston Conference while his father was a pastor. He and his family lived in Sevierville, Hixson, Chattanooga, Bristol and Norton in his pre-college years. He attended Emory & Henry and the University of Mississippi.

He is currently residing in Bristol, Virginia. He has two children. In addition to music, Glenn enjoys teaching, whitewater rafting and reading.

Lindsey Blackwell
Music Ministry Assistant

Michele Carpenter
Office Manager

Michele is the Office Manager at AUMC. She is married and has three grown daughters.

Lisa Withers
Church Pianist

Kitty McCormick
Infant Nursery Worker

Butch & Peggy Jones


8:45 AM - Contemporary and Traditional Worship
9:45 AM - Sunday School - For all ages
11:00 AM - Traditional Worship
6:00 PM - Youth

7:15 AM - Youth Breakfast Club at McDonald's

6:30 PM - Boy Scouts

6:30 AM - Men's Prayer Breakfast at Johnston Memorial Hospital
5:15 PM - Wonderful Wednesday Dinner
6:10 PM - Handbell Practice
6:15 PM - Activities for Adults, Children and Youth
7:00 PM - Adult Choir Practice
101 East Main Street ~ Abingdon, VA 24210 ~ Telephone: (276) 628-2321 ~ Fax: (276) 676-0383

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