Intense love does not measure, it just gives.

óMother Teresa

Pastor Johnny Lord & family





Welcome to the Palmyra UMC Website!

It is my pleasure to serve with the people of Palmyra and Stokesburg United Methodist Churches!My wife Angie, our youngest daughter Katie and I moved to Walnut Cove from Indian Trail, NC in July 2013.Our other two daughters, Stephanie and Denise, live in Indian Trail and Wilmington respectively. In this short amount of time we have fallen in love with the people in these two churches as well as the people of Stokes County!

I was born in a small town called Valparaiso, FL.My family moved to Charlotte, NC when I was eleven years old where I was raised for the remainder of my teenage years.I graduated from Independence High School in Charlotte and from UNC-Charlotte.

I accepted my call as a United Methodist Pastor in 2001 and was licensed as a Local Pastor in 2003.I am a die-hard Florida Gator fan and a hard-core Jesus follower!I am passionate about leading worship and sharing the life-saving message of Jesus Christ with the churched and the un-churched.I believe that life with Jesus should be uncomplicated and life-giving!I know that God has brought me to serve in these wonderful communities of faith and I pray that you feel welcomed and comfortable to attend any event, worship or otherwise, that is held at either of our churches.

Please feel free to email me or call any time you wish!