Senior Pastor – Ed Martin

Pastor Ed Martin became the Pastor of Francis Asbury United Methodist Church in July 2009. He is originally from Norfolk, Virginia and attended Old Dominion University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Ed is also a graduate of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Following seminary, he was a short-term missionary in Alexandria, Egypt where he gained a love for friendship evangelism and equipping the church to truly be the body of Christ in the world. He has a heart for helping folks to deepen their walk with God and for reaching beyond the walls of the church for Jesus Christ. Ed has varied ministry experience having previously served as an Associate Pastor, A New Start Pastor and the Pastor of a revitalizing congregation. He currently serves on the Virginia Conference Board of Ordained Ministry assisting those seeking to become clergy. Ed’s wife, Margaret, is an Elementary School Counselor in the Virginia Beach Public Schools and they have two adult sons, Noah and Walker. Ed loves the ocean and water sports. 

Our Staff
Senior Pastor – Pastor Ed Martin
Associate Pastor Emeritus – Rev. Bob Friend
Church Secretary – Ms. Mel Davis
Financial Secretary – Mrs. Elizabeth Needham
Worship Director & Media Services – Mr. Brantley Smith
Family Ministry & Outreach Director – Mrs. Anne Bibee
Student Ministry Director – Mr. Brantley Smith
Preschool Director – Mrs. Anna Chevalier
Music Director – Mr. Ken Smead
Organist/Pianist – Ms. Rebecca Willett
Nursery Director – Mrs. Amy Balzer