Rev. Henry Ford, Jr., pastor of the St. Mary’s United Methodist Church in Centre (Mountain Lakes District), died Sunday evening, July 4, 2010.
A memorial service will be held at the Antioch Baptist Church (the home church for Henry’s parents) on Saturday, July 10, 2010, at noon.
Henry was a part-time local pastor serving as pastor of St. Mary’s UMC since December 2007. He was also a 20+ year employee of Alabama Power.
Bishop Will Willimon says, “Henry Ford has served the church well. He served as a leader in his home church of Antioch UMC in Attalla prior to answering God’s call into the pastoral ministry. Henry was a man of integrity serving youth of the community as a soccer coach and official for many years. He believed in our connectional system and will be missed.”
Please keep his family - including his wife Traci, and two children, Henry III (24) and Halle (5) - and the St. Mary’s congregation in your prayers.