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The Rev. Alex Joyner

The Rev. Alex Joyner is pastor of Franktown United Methodist Church in Franktown, Virginia.

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The Rev. Alex Joyner

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Franktown United Methodist Church, Franktown, VA

The Rev. Alex Joyner is pastor of Franktown United Methodist Church in Franktown, Virginia.

The Rev. Alex Joyner was ordained a deacon in the United Methodist Church in 1989 and has served appointments in Dallas, Texas; York, England; Unionville, Virginia and Charlottesville, Virginia. Most recently he has been the campus minister at the United Methodist-supported Wesley Foundation at the University of Virginia. Reverend Joyner came to Franktown United Methodist Church June, 2005. He was ordained an elder in 1993. Prior to entering the ordained ministry, Joyner was a radio news director and on-air personality in the Charlottesville area.

Joyner holds an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Virginia, a master of divinity degree from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and additional masters in religious studies from UVA. In 1996 Joyner was a featured preacher on the nationally-syndicated Protestant Hour radio program, doing a series of five sermons.

Joyner is the author of Where Do I Go Now, God?, a vocational discernment curriculum and DVD for young adults published by Abingdon Press. He is a regular contributor to the FaithLink adult curriculum from the United Methodist Publishing House. He also teaches in the summer course of study program at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas. His interests are storytelling, preaching and cross-cultural ministry.

Rev. Joyner is married to the former Suzanne Kee Birdsall of Afton, Virginia and they have two children, Joel and Rachel.


Latest Content by The Rev. Alex Joyner

The Rev. Alex Joyner

T. P. Tolliver's Christmas Bird

John 1:6-9, 19-28

December 15, 1996

The Rev. Alex Joyner (UMC)

Chad Allen looked up from the steering wheel just in time to jerk his car over to the curb. A Flowers bread truck full of Beebo donuts was bearing down on him on a narrow street in Mattaponi. If he hadn't swerved, the truck would have flattened his little Geo Prism. The donut driver blared his horn as he lumbered past Chad. It was only then that Chad looked up at the black and white sign above the sidewalk. "One Way" it said. And the arrow was pointing towards the rear of his car.

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The Rev. Alex Joyner

A Monster Story

Judges 4:1-7

November 17, 1996

The Rev. Alex Joyner (UMC)

"Tell us a story," the children cried. "Yes, tell us a story," they said to the wise old storyteller of the circle.

In the flickering glow of the fading campfire the faces of the children glowed with innocence as the light shone on their smooth, rounded cheeks. But on the wise old woman whose story they sought, the light found the folds in her wrinkled skin, throwing shadows across her face that gave her an air of mystery. Only her eyes shone with full force.

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October 20, 1996

Nansemond Shepherd's Rebellion

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September 29, 1996

Is God Here Or Not?

The Rev. Alex Joyner (UMC)

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September 15, 1996

Unforgiven

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