Pastor Bill Foust
Penny Spernoga, music Director
Anna Owens, office manager
Center United Methodist Church
1400 Center Road, Yadkinville, NC 27055
Phone: (336) 679-8247
Pastor: Rev Bill Foust
Office Manager: Anna Owens
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 1-4pm
Accompanist: Penny V. Spernoga
Head Usher: David Sloop
Our pastor, Rev. Bill Foust began serving Center Church July 2017. He comes to us with fifteen years of serving in the ministry. He spent most of this ministry serving smaller rural churches – two and even three point charges. Pastor Bill is excited and encouraged by the very active and vibrant mission and ministry of Center Church. He believes God has called him to Center Church to lead the church as the body of Christ to connect and engage the community and the world.
His previous appointments were with Pisgah & Seagrove UMC in Seagrove; First & Canaan UMC in Denton; Tabernacle, Pleasant Grove & Piney Grove UMC in Trinity and Concord UMC in Catawba. He was ordained as a United Methodist Elder in 2012. Pastor Bill received his B.S.B.A. degree from Appalachian State University in business management in 1981 and his Master’s of Divinity degree from Hood Theological Seminary in 2006. His previous career was in logistics – including transportation, distribution, operations, and administrative management. This career included Bartlett Milling Co., Statesville; Royal Cake Co., Winston-Salem; and Dillard Paper Co., Greensboro, NC.
Pastor Bill’s wife, Chris currently lives in Greensboro where she has worked for thirty years with Jefferson Pilot. They have three sons and four grandchildren. Ashe County (Creston) has always been called home for Pastor Bill, but as an ‘Army Brat’ – the son of a career Army sergeant – he was moved constantly growing up. He claims to have moved more than fifty times before beginning the ministry! The middle son of three brothers, he and his younger brother were both born at the U.S. Army Hospital in Nuremburg, Germany. He was named for his great grandfather, Bill Foust of Thomasville NC.