Our History

How it all started...

Skyline United Methodist Church was officially chartered on September 25, 1966. Skyline was established to meet the spiritual needs of the people in the Pike Creek Valley. Pastor Ron Bergman was appointed to organize the church. The congregation quickly moved from the basement of a local model home to Skyline Junior High School. The first church building was established in 1976. Through the years, the Grove has been a frequent meeting place during the spring, summer and fall.    

In 1997, Pastors Bo and Vicki Gordy-Stith were appointed to the church as co-Pastors. Their love of God, love of people, and grace brought the church into a season of unprecedented growth. The Gordy-Stith’s leadership guided the church through a building expansion and established a goal to offer radical hospitality to all individuals, as part of the Reconciling Ministries Network.

In 2013, Pastor Carmella (Carm) Evans was appointed to Skyline. Under her leadership, a Wellness Center, offering a holistic approach to growth, was created. The youth group and children's ministries were specific areas of delight under the leadership of Ministry Assistant Brent O'Neil. The worship teams, offering both contemporary praise music and classical hymns, sought to reach both younger and older generations. 

Skyline’s current Pastor, Ruthann Turner, began her tenure right before the most difficult time for our community and the world, when COVID-19 began in March 2020. Pastor Ruthann has a unique ability to share God's message so that it's understandable and relatable to current times. She exudes energy, light and love. Through Pastor Ruthann’s perseverance, Skyline has maintained superior levels of engagement, offering hybrid worship, children's ministry, continued financial giving, outreach to the community, and hospitality to all.

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