Gethsemane Church of Christ is an independent Christian church. Founded in 1867, our desire is first to please our wonderful God and seek to further His Kingdom on the earth. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only Savior for lost people. He died for our sins and arose from the grave on the third day. Jesus promised His Holy Spirit to all who believe and obey Him.
Concerning salvation, we hold to the same gospel message that the apostles proclaimed beginning on the day of Pentecost. We believe that the scriptures are infallible and that they are the only source of authority for God’s church.
When a person believes the message about Jesus, repents of his/her sins and is baptized into Jesus, they are forgiven and they receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Sharing God’s Love by . . .
…of compassion for the lost, the broken and the hopeless.
…where everyone experiences the transforming love of God.
…where everyone is discovering their God-given abilities and gifts.
…where everyone is being equipped for significant ministry opportunities.
…of missionaries who are taking the transforming love of God to Mechanicsville, surrounding areas and the world through service and personal relationships.
…of individuals and families who are nourished through prayer, empowered by the Spirit and directed by the Word of God.
…where everyone is anticipating and preparing for the appearing of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Bill Wines, Senior Minister
Bill began his ministry with Gethsemane in September 2007. He grew up in Parkersburg, West Virginia, and graduated from the Cincinnati Bible College (where he met his wife, Becki) in 1988. Following graduation, Bill spent four years “on the road” with the Watchmen Quartet and 16 years in located ministry with two churches in Ohio. These ministries included Youth Ministry, Worship Ministry and Involvement Ministry. Bill is passionate about worship and leading people to become connected members of Christ’s body. He is also passionate about his family, Becki, Tyler, Philip and Corey.
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Martha Wilkerson, Office Administrator & Director of Christian Education
Martha was the Church Secretary from 1997 until the fall of 2006, when she became the Office Administrator and Director of Christian Education. Martha and her family have been members of Gethsemane since 1995.
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Jonathan is a native of the small town of Paw Paw West Virginia. After graduating high school from Paw Paw schools in 2003 he began his undergraduate work at Lincoln Christian College East Cost. From there he transferred to Mid-Atlantic Christian University, where he graduated in 2008. MACU is where he met his wife Aimee. They were married in 2009 and have two boys, Jude and Colton. Jonathan has served at two other churches before coming on staff at Gethsemane Church of Christ, he also spent two years working for Mid-Atlantic Christian University. Jonathan is passionate about seeing students make Jesus the center of their lives. He also enjoys a good comic book and Baltimore Ravens football. Jonathan joined the staff in November 2012.
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Lori Dunn, Children’s Ministry Director
Lori joined the staff in August 2009. Prior to becoming the Children’s Ministry Director, she worked for many years with children, including daycare employment, substitute teaching in the elementary schools and most recently worked for seven years as a Kindergarten Aide at PoleGreen Elementary School. Lori earned an Associates Degree in Christian Education from Roanoke Bible College. She is married to Kenny and they have two sons, Conner and Spencer.
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Darlene Ferguson, Church Secretary
Darlene is a member of Gethsemane and is mom to Melanie Brown and Candace Kirby. Darlene is energetic and eager to learn everything that it takes to be the vital link between the church office and the church members and community.
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