Our Pastors

Pastor Norman Morrell


I have been the Pastor of Park Avenue Free Methodist Church for almost nine years and in that time we have seen substantial growth in the number of people who worship with us. I have been a Christian for almost 29 years, I have a son, Paul, who is 33 and I am married to Ruth. Ruth and I share all things in common, especially our faith. We love our church and we look forward to the Lord’s blessing upon the church. Over the last number of years there have been many conversions to Christ, for these we bless the name of the Lord.



Philip Meeke – Lay Delegate


I have been going to Park Avenue for the past nine years and in that time the Lord has blessed my family and I greatly. My wife Connie gave her life to the Lord in May 2005 and a week later I also found salvation through Jesus Christ. From that moment on our lives have changed greatly and nothing gives Connie and I greater pleasure than to serve the Lord.

We are both involved in running the youth club on Friday evening and the youth fellowship on Sunday after the evening service. In addition to this I help out in preaching, leading services and serve the church as the Lay delegate.

It is our desire and prayer to continue to serve the Lord in a useful and effective way seeing others coming to Christ.

Previous Pastors

Pastor James Grimes

I am now retired though still a member of the Ohio conference of the Free Methodist Church. I am married to June and have two married children and four grandchildren in the United States of America. Together, June and I led the Walking group from the church and I led the Choir at Park Avenue Free Methodist Church and I preach from time to time.

 In late 2014 Jim and June moved back to the United States of America to be with their family.  We pray that they will settle in quickly and wish them God’s richest blessings as they continue to serve the Lord in the US.