Central United Methodist Church ~ Radford, VA
Sunday, February 07, 2016

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dale Gilbert

Dale Gilbert is in his twenty-third year of ministry in Holston Conference. Before becoming a Pastor in 1991 Dale was in Music Ministry. He is a 1982 graduate of The University of Tennessee, with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education, a degree conferred with high honors. He also holds the Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, which he received in 1985. He has done additional studies at Duke University, United Theological Seminary, and Asbury Theological Seminary. Besides his love for music, Dale enjoys officiating high school and middle school football. Dale is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela Owens Gilbert. They have two children, Austin, age 24, and Phillip, age 20.

Associate Pastor

Rev. Don Shelor

I have been married to Terri for thirteen years. We have a daughter, Beth, and a son, Logan. We are living in Dublin. I have been a pastor for five years. I worked for my family's general contracting business for twenty-three years. I have a Bachelor's Degree from Virginia Tech. I presently attend the weekend Course of Study at Duke University. 

Church Secretary

Kathy Endraske

I believe that God has called me into the ministry of "Church Secretary." For the past 8 years, I have had the terrific pleasure of serving in this capacity. It has been such a blessing to me and my family. I have been married to same wonderful man for the last 22 years. Stan and I have three wonderful children, Caitlin, Taylor and Clayton. God has led us to a wonderful church, Good Shepherd Baptist in Christiansburg.  

Youth Minister

Danny Nettleton

My wife, Crystal, and I met when we attended Union College in Barbourville Kentucky.We have three kids: Norah Grace, Savannah, and William. I am getting ready to celebrate my 8th year in youth ministry. I believe the teenage years are the time in a person's life when the most change and growth occur. My calling is to shepherd teens through these crucial years and help them grow into mature lifelong disciples of Jesus Christ. 

Director of Music-

Alice Armentrout

Alice received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC. She has taught in public and private schools for twenty years and has also toured with children's choral programs along the east coast. Alice is the owner/director of Music Comes To Town Studio,  and the Director of Music at Central. She resides in Radford, with her husband Scott and sons,  Dylan and Zan.



David Mitchell

I have been in Church Music Ministry for about 40 years. I am a graduate, both Bachelor and Master degrees from Westminster Choir College (School of Music of Rider University) Princeton, New Jersey. A voice a major and conducting minor. As a member of the Westminster Choir I toured throughout the United States, performed with major orchestras, regularly with the New York Philharmonic and Philadelphia Orchestra and was part of the chorus-in-residence for the Spoloto Festival in both Charleston, South Carolina and Spoloto Italy. Highlights of this time were working with choral conductors Allen Crowell, Frauke Haasemann, Joseph Flummerfelt; orchestra conductors, Zuben Metah, Ricardo Muti, Cristian Badea and church clergy and musicians Eric Routley, Robin Leaver, John Kemp Helen Kemp, and Hal Hopson. I have done some piano accompanying and voice/instrumental coaching and have directed choirs for very small congregations and up to 1200 members. I love that church music can express our faith in such a positive and personal way. I grew up in Falls Church Virginia, spent eight years in Princeton, New Jersey and have been in the New River Valley for about 25 years.


Ernest Mitchell & Bob Jones