Rev. Barbara Harper


Rev. Barbara Harper died Friday, March 30, 2018. She was a retired elder.

The arrangements are as follows:

  • A service of remembrance and thanksgiving for Barbara’s life will be held at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 4 at 11 a.m.
  • Family visitation will be in the church parlor beginning at 9 a.m.

Rev. Harper was ordained an elder in 1980. During her ministry she served as an associate at Birmingham First UMC, an associate at Vestavia Hills UMC, the pastor of Valley UMC, the Superintendent of the Tuscaloosa District, the co-pastor, with her husband Mike, of Asbury UMC, the Superintendent of the Birmingham West District and the pastor of Helena UMC. She was the first female District Superintendent in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. She retired in 2008.

Please remember her husband retired elder Rev. Mike Harper and their family in your prayers.

Memorial contributions are welcome to Vestavia Hills UMC or Birmingham-Southern College.

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