Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett announces that Gardendale – Mt. Vernon UMC will receive Dr. Bill Bostick as interim pastor beginning this Thursday, January 17, 2013.
Bill, and wife Penny, served the Gardendale - Mt. Vernon church from 1979 to 1986. Appointments following Gardendale – Mt. Vernon UMC include Tuscaloosa First UMC, Huntsville First UMC, Florence District Superintendent and Decatur District Superintendent. Bill retired in 2006 but continued to serve full-time in a pastoral role at Vestavia Hills UMC until last year.
Bishop Wallace-Padgett says, "Bill Bostick is known for his preaching and leadership skills. He will be an asset to the church. Please be in prayer for Bill and Penny Bostick as they return to the Gardendale – Mt. Vernon church to offer leadership and guidance at this important time."