History of Trinity United Methodist Church, Poquoson, Virginia: 1882-1982, Part 3 of 3.
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Dedication... This volume is dedicated to the members of Trinity's congregation who have devoted their lives through the years to serving God and community. This church has never lacked for individuals willing to offer themselves in His Service. Many will go unsung because of their modesty and humility. They believe that Gods world needs the attention of faithful lay people and act on this premise. To them, Trinity owes its very life and to them goes the gratitude of all members. This history is also dedicated to those courageous individuals from Trinity's congregation who have gone into the world to spread the gospel on a full time basis. There are four such people...one retired, one nearing the peak of his ministry and two just beginning their service. The Rev. Robert Elkanah Forrest, son of R. L. (Bob Spider) Forrest and his wife Cotha Diggs and grandson of a powerful Lay preacher, Elkanah Diggs of Mathews County Virginia, is officially retired from the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. His services have not terminated, however, since he is still much in demand for speaking and preaching throughout the state. He and his wife, Ann, reside on the Peninsula. The Rev. Milford Rollins, is currently serving on the south side of Hampton Roads, after serving the Northern Peninsula, Southside, Portsmouth, and Richmond churches. He is the son of M. Buren Rollins and his wife Maggie Quinn, and the great grandson of Trinity's local Lay Preacher, Capn Bob Forrest. He and his wife, the former Fannie Ferguson, are well remembered at Trinity, particularly for his very successful youth program which he directed prior to entering the ministry. The Rev. Jody Lynn Henley was ordained into the ministry of the United Methodist Church in June 1982. She is the daughter of John Henley and his wife the former Mary Jack Evans, and grandaughter of Harry and Sally Evans. Jody has enriched the lives of all around her and it has been a delight to watch her develop. She has the rare gift of the ability to infuse others with her enthusiasm, and trinity has benefited from this gift in the youth program. Her talents are many, ranging from sports to directing youth music. She will be serving on the Winchester Charge this year.
George Thomas Insley Jr. is the latest member of Trinity to enter the ministry. He is the son of G.T. Insley Sr., and his wife Ruth Firman. He is studying at present for his chosen field and serving a charge in Harrisonburg while doing so. Long one of Trinity's favorite sons, George married the former Carolyn Woodmansee. He is the grandson of Peter James and Betty Insley and John Lous and Florence Firman. 76