Call us at 276-686-6429 | 503 Church St, Rural Retreat, Virginia 24368

Services are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic until further notice

Meet Our Pastor

Pastor Clayton

Reverend Clayton Farmer
Clayton was born in Wytheville but raised in Blountville, TN. He studied nonprofit management at Johnson University in Knoxville and earned his Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Before coming to Rural Retreat, he was a circuit rider with a two-point charge in Richlands, VA. He and his wife Kristen and son Nolan are about to begin their second year as residents of Rural Retreat and look forward to continuing to grow in God’s love and grace with the people of Rural Retreat UMC.


Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach of every hand. It is the greatest gift anyone can give.