Our Pastor

Since his appointment to Spring Hill UMC in December, 1982, Paul Raley has coupled the skills of his 35 year career in education with his Call to ministry.  His passion for God’s word and his desire that the People of God become more skillful and diligent in its use is reflected in his constant admonition that we be Bereans (Acts 17:11); and that “prepositions matter.”


Subscribing to the Ephesians 4 (vs. 11-16), model, his teaching/preaching ministry is designed to encourage members to discover their ministry gifts and to use them for the edification of our local congregation, the general Church, and the community at-large, all to the glory of God.


Brother Paul holds a bachelor’s in secondary education and a master’s degree in political science from Mississippi State University; and has completed the United Methodist Course of Study School at Emory University. 


Brother Paul has been married to Barbara since 1966. They have been blessed with 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. 

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