Julie Ann Roberts comes to Kings Mountain from Caldwell County and is pastor for both El Bethel United Methodist Church and GRACE United Methodist Church both in Kings Mountain, North Carolina.
The local churches are her fifth pastorate in 13 years of ministry. Her first pastorate was in 2003 as associate pastor of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Shelby. She served Mount Airy Methodist for three years, Sandy Ridge in Stokes County for three years, and Cedar Valley Church in Caldwell County three years. For two years she was Christian Education director in Kannapolis.
Growing up in a rural Methodist Church, she feels right at home at El Bethel and at Grace United. She graduated from Hibriten High School in Hudson and Appalachian State University and earned her Master’s in Christian Education from Pfeiffer College. Her seminary training was at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury.
Roberts loves to work with children and older adults and she wants to begin an outreach program for youth and older adults with plays and other activities. Christian Education, one of her strong suits, will be featured in her ministry as well as pastoral care, visiting shut ins and and those in hospitals.