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Morehead Chapel was organized in 1888, and a church building erected on a track of land donated by the Morehead family.  The building was located on what is now Highway 220 North and served as a church meeting place for thirty-seven (37) years.

In 1925, the church bought the Piney Grove School building on Horse Pen Creek Road and used it as a sanctuary for forty-five (45) years.  In December 1969, construction of the present sanctuary began and was completed in June 1970.

Joyner Memorial Methodist Church was established in 1915 in memory of the Reverend Peter H. Joyner by his wife, Emma White Joyner.  It was located on what is now Old Battleground Road.  On June 1, 1970, Joyner Memorial and Morehead Church were officially merged by the conference to become Morehead United Methodist Church.

On January 22, 2006, the Clay and Blanche Walker Fellowship Hall, a new kitchen, a gathering area and an atrium were consecrated in memory of the Walkers, whose generous bequest to Morehead made our new additions possible.

On August 27, 2007 we were very excited to open a new lower level education wing with seven new classrooms for our expanding Sunday School program!

Our Staff:

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Nikki Raye Rice

Senior Pastor

Nikki Raye serves as the Senior Pastor and leader for both services. She provides pastoral care to the congregation and trains leaders within the congregation.

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Paul Freeman

Director of Ministries

Paul serves as Director of Ministries. This position is being newly formed to include many day-to-day functions of the church as well as assisting the senior pastor.

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Alicia Shaw

Office Administrator

The Office Administrator oversees the day-to-day operations of the church. The administrator serves as the connection between the staff and congregation.

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Dr. Christy Elkins

Christy plans and directs music for both the contemporary and traditional services. She also organizes guest musicians. She provides music for funerals, memorial services and weddings.

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Cristian Albee

Cristian provides music for the traditional service, rehearsing each week with the choir and other ensembles or soloists. He also provides accompaniment for funerals, memorial services and weddings.

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Stuart Smith

AV Director

Stuart develops and designs the church's sound, media and video. He trains volunteers in the live production of services. He also creates media content used on social media.

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