Rev. Isaac R. Nedd, Jr. grew up in Daytona Beach, Florida. He joined the United States Air Force after graduating from High School.
Rev. Nedd loves studying and teaching the Word of God. He also enjoys seeing lives transformed by the word. He believes that we are all on a journey. At this point in time, God has allowed us to come together to do some great things for the kingdom of God. Rev. Nedd is looking forward to seeing what God has in store for us as we journey together.
Whenever you are on a journey, the view is never the same. This means that our lives will be transformed as we grow to a level of spiritual maturity in Christ.
Rev. Nedd holds an AS Degree from Tampa Technical Institute in Computer Engineering. He also attended Shalom Bible College and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Ministry. He currently attends Hood Theological Seminary in pursuit of his Masters of Divinity.
Grace & Peace,
Rev. Isaac R. Nedd, Jr.
Piney Ridge Methodist Church
4926 Piney Ridge Church Road
Seagrove, North Carolina 27341
TO BE COMMITTED TO THE GOSPEL BY REACHING THE LOST FOR CHRIST.
Sunday School 9:30 AM
Worship Service 11 AM
Bible Study 6 PM
January: Bible Study at Stout's Chapel 6:00 PM
19 Installation of Officers Piney Ridge
February: Bible Study at Piney Ridge 6:00 PM
Black History Month Dress in old fashion attire
9 Empire Charge Black History Program
Piney Ridge 3:00 PM
15 Goal Setting Meeting Piney Ridge
10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
26 Empire Charge Ash Wednesday Service Pleasant Hill 6:30 PM
March: Bible Study at Pleasant Hill 6:00 PM
15 Empire Charge United Methodist Men's Choir Anniversary at Piney Ridge 3:00 PM
29 Empire Charge Fifth Sunday Service at Piney Ridge 11:00 AM
April: Bible Study at Pleasant Hill 6:00 PM
5 Men's Day Piney Ridge 3:00 PM
9 Holy Night Service (Maundy Thursday) Asheboro Senior Center 7:00 PM
11 Empire Charge Easter Egg Hunt Pleasant Hill 12:00 Noon
12 Empire Charge Easter Sunrise Service Pleasant Hill 6:00 AM
19 Church Council Meeting Piney Ridge Following Worship
May: Bible Study at Piney Ridge 6:00 PM
3 Women's Day Piney Ridge 3:00 PM
9 Empire Charge Mother's Day Breakfast Piney Ridge 8:00 AM
15 Empire Charge United Methodist Men's Fund Raiser Piney Ridge 12:00 Noon
16 Gospel Choir Anniversary Piney Ridge 6:00 PM
17 Family and Friends Day Piney Ridge 3:00 PM
24 Training for VBS Following Worship Service Piney Ridge
31 Empire Charge Fifth Sunday Service at Pleasant Hill 11:00 AM
June: No Bible Study For Month Of June
TBD Empire Charge Pastor's Appreciation Program
13 Empire Charge Father's Day Cookout Pleasant Hill 1:00 PM
15 thru 19 Vacation Bible School Piney Ridge
6:00 - 8:00 PM
18 thru 21 Western North Carolina Conference
2020 Calendar Impacted By COVID-19 Pandemic
The Quakers were instrumental in the development of our church. Education, hard work, freedom and praising God were cherished by the Quakers. In 1826, the Holly Springs ancestors migrated from the Grange Friends Meeting in the country Amah, North Ireland and settled in Richland Creek which was later named Cox borough. The meeting house was called the Piney Ridge Friends which was also the location of the school. Shortly after the Civil War in 1865, Holly Springs Church (which was considered the “Mother Church”) severed ties with Piney Ridge Friends which then became known as “Piney Ridge Church.” The church joined the Methodist Episcopal Conference November 7, 1886. The property was deeded to the Methodist Episcopal Conference by Mr. J. N. Owen and his wife Mrs. M. G. Owen in the amount of four dollars. The first known trustees were James Cheek, Thomas Little, and J.L Luck. Rev Clark was the first known pastor in 1885.
In 1892, a new frame structure was built which later included a vestibule, steeple and a bell. The bell was used to summon the church community in cases of sickness, death, and as funeral processions were arriving at the church, as well as, for Sunday Worship Service. The bell still stands today.
December 13, 1896, Sunday School was held with 18 members. By 1897, the Sunday School attendance increased to 61 members. The church offering was sixteen to sixty-one cents. By 1905, the attendance increased to 80 members and the pastor was paid with food and other needed items. In 1912, 1.35 acres of land was purchased in the amount of seven dollars. Luther Green granted this land to the trustees of Piney Ridge Methodist Episcopal Church. Trustees (L.L. Luck, E.S. Spencer, Alfred Cox.) One acre was for “God’s Acre” and the oldest members.:
Alfred Cox, Henry Leach, George Coffin, Barn Green, and Edmond Moffitt rest in peace in “God’s Acre.” July 30, 1917, sixteen acres of land was purchased from Luther Green by Piney Ridge and Pleasant Hill Methodist Churches. He was paid one hundred sixty-eight dollars. The land was to be used for a parsonage. In 1968, Piney Ridge Church became the Piney Ridge United Methodist Church and in 1986, a fellowship hall was built.
January 2000, the UMW began a project to build a playground on the property. With the help of fellow church members, friends, and the community, the project was completed in June 2001. December 2002, the church purchased the property adjoining the graveyard. September 2007, we began a project to enlarge the vestibule and pave the parking lot. The project was completed in June 2008.
Currently, (2015) we have a membership of 73. We continue to strive to serve Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in spirit and truth.
We give thanks to our past Pastoral Leaders:
Reverend Clark : 1885
Reverend Arph Hill : 1948
Reverend Morehead : 1950
Reverend Tarpley : 1960s
Reverend Morehead : 1960s
Reverend Arthur Hall : 1960s
Reverend Garland Warren : 1971
Reverend EJ Jones : 1970s
Reverend John Grey : 1970s
Reverend Paul Milton : 1978-1979
Reverend John Moore : 1979-1980
Reverend James Graves : 1980-1986
Pastor Motlale Pulo Chabaku : 1986-1988
Reverend Ronald Weatherford : 1988-1992
Reverend Clarence Wright : 1992-1995
Reverend Fred Barnes : 1995-1999
Reverend Pamela Blackstock : 1999-2003
Reverend Mark Jordan : 2003-2004
Pastor Tracey Bobbett : 2004-2005
Pastor James Curry : 2005-2010
Reverend Robert McCain : 2010-October 2010
Reverend Preston Jones, Sr. : October 2010-2013
Reverend Paul Bethel: 2013-2019
Reverend Phyllis Coates: 2019-2020
Reverend Isaac R. Nedd, Jr. : July 2020-Present