Pastor Bass Mitchell
The Reverend Bass Mitchell was born and grew up in North Carolina. His mother was a nurse and father a carpenter. He has four siblings. Around the age of 16, he felt a call to full-time ministry. He proceeded to get his formal education at Mount Olive College, Atlantic Christian College (now Barton College), Florida State University, and did graduate studies at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest and Duke University Divinity School.
Pastor Bass or Pastor B, as he likes to be called, has 46 years experience as a pastor. He also is a writer, having authored several books and numerous articles for various publications. He has also written curriculum materials for the United Methodist Publishing House. He enjoys teaching and storytelling.
Pastor Bass is married and has two grown, married children, along with one grandson. He adds, ”We have one cat.”
Pastor B has served several United Methodist Churches in the Virginian Conference over the last 26 years. He was appointed to Stephens City UMC in July of 2020.
“I was really pleased to come to SCUMC,” he says. “I had heard so many good things about the people here, how loving they were and concerned about others. I am happy to say that all of that and more is true! If you are looking for a loving church home, one where Christ is honored above all and neighbors are loved, you have found the right spiritual home. Please join us for our in-person worship service at 8:30 a.m.on Sunday morning and our online service through Facebook at 10 a.m.”