West Barre United Methodist Church
Our Church
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5377 Eagle Harbor Road
Albion, NY 14411

(585) 589 - 5388
Sunday School   Recess
Sunday Service 9:00 AM
Afterwards, Please stay for Coffee Hour
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Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Larry Williford

     Hello, I generally go by Pastor Larry with my congregations, and I am part of a clergy couple.  My wife, Rev. Terry Sue Wiliford, serves the West Webster and Union Hill United Methodist Churches in the Genesee Valley District.  Because of the distance between West Barre and the Webster area, along with her responsibilities as a Pastor, Terry will be residing primarily in the parsonage in Union Hill and will be involved in the West Barre and Elba UM Churches in a very limited way.  The same is true with my involvement in her two churches.

    We both grew up in Michigan, I in the Detroit area and Terry in the Battle Creek area.  We were married in 1971, after meeting and working together as House Parents at a Home for Emotionally Disturbed Boys and Girls in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  We have three sons and three daughter-in-laws, along with three grandchildren with a fourth on the way.  Our sons and their families live in Traverse City, Michigan; Toronto, Canada; and Fredericksbug, VA.  I am a graduate of Adrian College in Michigan with a B.A. in History and Philosophy and a graduate of the Methodist Theological School in Ohio with a Masters of Divinity.  I was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church in 1977 and have served churches in Ohio (as a student pastor), Michigan,  Wisconsin, New York, and Kansas for 24 years.  I have also served as the Director of Camping & Retreat Ministries for the North Central New York Conference, Director of Camping Ministries/Director of Camp Chippewa for the Kansas East Conference, Director of Camping & Retreat Ministries/Director of Camp Asbury for the Western New York Conference; and Director of Camp Asbury for the Upper New York Conference over a 14 year period.

     It is my belief that that as Christians we are called to be in mission and ministry not only to the people who are a part of our church congregation, but also to the community and area in which we live.  I also believe that when we do this effectively we will make disciples for Christ.  I am looking forward to being in ministry alongside of you as we live out our Christian faith as disciples of Jesus Christ our Lord.