Meet Our Pastor
The Reverend William M. Sowers, a native of Lexington, North Carolina has been the pastor of Hedrick’s Grove Reformed United Church of Christ since April 2008. He graduated in 2002 from Catawba College with a BA in Religion and Philosophy with a concentration in Christian Education and a minor in History. While in college he served as the Youth Pastor for Pilgrim Reformed United Church of Christ in Lexington from 2000 through 2003.
The next five years saw him serving as a licensed minister until the spring of 2008. During those years he served a three point charge in the hills of central Pennsylvania with The Woodcock Valley Charge, The United Church of Christ for the congregations of St. Paul’s, St. Matthew’s and Zion’s.
In 2008 he earned a Masters of Divinity from Lancaster Theological Seminary and was then ordained by the United Church of Christ on May 4, 2008. The Reverend Sowers also holds a certificate as a Church Consultant that he earned from the Center for Congregational Health in 2018.
The Reverend Sowers is married to Abby Myers Sowers and they have two children, Charlotte and Wilson.
Guiding the Youth Group is an important facet of his ministry as is evidenced by the number of youth mission trips he has led, eleven to date and how the program has grown under his leadership.
During the summer of 2017 he was a delegate of the Southern Conference UCC to the Kirchentage in Berlin and Wittenberg Germany to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.