Staff

Preacher Bobby became the pastor of Friendship UMC in July 2022.  He is married to Paula, and between them they have four grown children, Trey (Megan)Lorton, Charlee (Travis) Coffman, Cierra (Daegan) Friend, and Ray (Emily) Harrell, and five grandchildren, Beckham, Landon, and Tripp Lorton, Aubrey and Elly Coffman.

Preacher Bobby came to Friendship after serving churches in Elk Creek, Bland, Fairlawn, and Radford in VA, and Farmer in NC.  He was ordained in the Pentecostal Holiness Church, before coming into the UMC, where he is an Associate Member.  He was trained through Emmanual College, and in the Course of Study at Duke University, (but bleeds Wolfpack Red).