Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Memorial United Methodist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

 Paul N. Milton, Pastor

  Biography of Paul Nelson Milton

Wesley and Catherine Milton (both now deceased) at the L. Richardson Memorial Hospital, Greensboro, North Carolina.  Paul would become the fifth of six children born to this union. The Milton family called a Gibsonville farm, home. With all of the trimmings of country life, Paul and his brothers and sisters enjoyed a rural upbringing in a loving and nurturing family. Paul was educated in the Guilford County public schools and graduated in May of 1971 from Gibsonville High School. He furthered his formal education at the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, May of 1975.  Four years later, he graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity. Paul’s ministerial career actually began when he was a young person.  Because church life was an intricate part of his upbringing, it was no surprise when he joined the church at the tender age of seven (7) years.  His official ministerial calling came and was received in June of 1975, a little over 38 years ago, at the Union Grove Congregational Church.  Paul has been blessed with a superb oratory skills and a gift to make stories come to life. Paul accepted a student appointment while at Duke Divinity School at the Empire Charge, Seagrove, North Carolina from 1977-1979. This was immediately followed by his first full-time appointment at Holmes Grove and Peace United Methodist Churches in the Greensboro District, (1979-1982).  Next he would serve Bass Chapel & Collins Grove United Methodist Churches, also in Greensboro, NC (1982-1988); St. Paul & Wesley Chapel United Methodist Churches, Reidsville, NC (1988-1995); Union Memorial United Methodist Church, Greensboro, NC (1995-2001); St. Stephen and Brooks Temple United Methodist Churches, both in Davidson County (2001-2009); Saint Mark’s United Methodist Church, Charlotte, (2009-2013).   In July 2013, Paul accepted his current appointment to the Memorial United Methodist Church, High Point, NC. This year Paul celebrates thirty-six (36) years of pastoral Ministry. Rev. Milton’s community involvement include presently a Vice-President of Western North Carolina Conference Board of Trustees; member of the conference mentoring program; Past-President, Lexington District United Methodist Minister’s Association; a past member of the Lexington District Board of Ordained Ministry; Advisory Board Partners of Children for Davidson County; and member of the Board of Directors for Positive Wellness Alliance, Past President of the Lexington City Human Relations Commission. He also received the NAACP Crump award, which made him be the Grand Marshall of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade, in Lexington, NC. He has also served as the Charlotte District Mentor for Local Pastors. Former member of the Metro District Board of Ordained Ministry. Paul has also served as Chaplain for the Metro District Methodist Ministers organization. He has also been an Instructor of the Basic & Advance Servant Leader Classes.  

 

 Cynthia, Church Secretary

 

 

Cynthia Marshall joined the staff as Church Secretary in May 2004. She assist our pastor and congregation with needed administrative support. Cynthia can be reached at (336) 889-4501.