Rev. Beth Hood
Beth has served as the Senior Pastor at Wesley Memorial since 2012, having previously served churches and the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church in Sanford, Lemon Springs, Aberdeen, and Greenville. Beth describes herself as “fueled by joyful worship, both traditional and contemporary, that celebrates the gift of Jesus Christ,” and considers it a great honor to serving God through preaching, guiding worship, leading the church staff, and partnering with hundreds of committed followers of Jesus in our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Having grown up in Carrboro, NC, just outside of Chapel Hill, Beth has affection for all things Carolina blue, and especially loves watching the UNC Tarheels play basketball. She, her husband, Paul, and their son, Adam, also enjoy cookouts and get-togethers, soaking in the beauty of Creation, and getting to know others and their life stories.
Because I’ve experienced God’s love and generosity at Wesley Memorial, I’m joyful about the opportunity to share that same love and generosity, not only within these walls, but also within the community of Wilmington and beyond.
After moving to Wilmington, we wanted a church that had a good worship service, friendly members, and a strong youth program for both of our children… after visiting Wesley, our kids said, ‘This is it. This is the church for us. We don’t need to go anywhere else." We knew it was going to be our new church home.
We’ve spent more than twenty years of marriage searching for the right church home – we’ve found it at Wesley Memorial. The people are genuinely warm, and they will meet you wherever you are on your faith journey.