Rev. David L. Adkins, Sr.


Senior Pastor
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Phone: (804) 360-3907, ext. 25
Rev. David L. Adkins, Sr. has been serving as the Senior Pastor at Shady Grove UMC for the past seven years. He brings a wealth of experience having been in the ordained ministry in the United Methodist Church for almost 36 years, serving seven churches in the process. 
At Shady Grove, David oversees the expanding ministries and program of the church as well as the church staff.  He is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College and has a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary.

David and Phyllis celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary this last year and love to go to the movies together. They are blessed with a wonderful family, Dave, Lauren and Leah and Chris, Amanda, Jack, Aiden, Ella and Grayson.    David and Phyllis love being grandparents and are often found babysitting. They also share their home with a toy poodle, Taylor.   When not babysitting, David can be found on the golf course with friends having lots of fun.