Reverend Jeffery Matthews,
page down for Reverend Sellers:
These two ministers served our ACUMC
from 1979 until 1990. Reverend Matthews served from 1979
until 1985, Reverend Sellers from 1985 until 1990.
Reverend Matthews, his wife Joyce, and Zachariah
Matthews originally considered becoming a vocal music
teacher. The Cuyahoga Falls high school graduate, who
had grown up in a very church involved family, received
a bachelor's degree in music from Oberlin college. He
went on to earn a Masters of Divinity degree from Garret
Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern
University in Evanston IL.
Matthews became the church choir director. Baritone Jeff
Matthews and his alto wife, Joyce, became members of the
Southeast Community Singers whose voices rang out
frequently in our area.
Creek seems to be a more relaxed community than many
others" says Pastor Matthews who followed Reverend David
Martin as Pastor of Apple Creek United Methodist Church
in July. "It's very important that people have
traditionally gone to church here, often the same people
from several generations to the same church".
Reverend Charles Sellers:
Reverend Sellers served our Apple Creek United Methodist
Church from 1985 until 1990. He was followed by Reverend
Dan Jenkins and Reverend Ron Hardman.
below: Reverend Sellers (on right) ACUMC organist, Gary
DeVault (on left)
and guest Pastor, Doctor Clyde Allen Cox, our District
ceremony: A new Allen digital computer organ was
dedicated in 1986, in memory of Ruth Howell, Carl Mower,
John Hartel, I. Justin Westfall, Woodrow Meier and
Doctor Edward Kahn during Sunday Worship services at
Apple Creek United Methodist Church.
DeVault, a long-time friend of Pastor Matthews served
several years as organist, through several of our ACUMC
Please bookmark our website and check back often.
We try to be as accurate as
possible when offering this information. This
web page covers our church history back into the early
are always looking for new ACUMC information. If you have any
or corrections about
past history, email me and I'll get it added or corrected here.
Dalrymple, ACUMC website maintenance, 8000 James
Road, Wooster Ohio, phone 330-466-7400, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This page was last revised
on February 21, 2016