Rev. Zach Beasley

Rev. Zach Beasley

Rev. Zachary C. Beasley was born March 19, 1955, and is a native of Jackson, Miss. He and his wife Sharon were married in June 1979 and have three children.

He is the pastor of Asbury and Calvin Chapel United Methodist Churches in Holly Springs, Miss. and serves as adjutant professor at Rust College, in Holly Springs.

He has served as:

  • Pastor of Canton United Methodist Church, Canton, Ms.- June 2009
  • Director Wesley Foundation- Jackson State University- June 2009-May 20013
  • St. Mark UMC-Gulfport, MS 1990-2009
  • Riley Chapel UMC-Gulfport, MS 2004-2009
  • Brandon Circuit 1984-1989, Brandon, Miss
  • The Morton Circuit, Morton, MS 1988-1984

Before entering the ministry in 1984, Zach was a band director for several high schools in Mississippi. His Education is as follows:

  • 1987-1990 Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.   (Master of Divinity) 1973-1977
  • Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss.  (Bachelors of Music Education), 1970-1973
  • Provine High School, Jackson, Miss,  (Diploma). 
  • He is presently working on a Doctor of Ministry Degree at United Theological Seminary, Dayton Ohio.

Church-related boards and committees include;

  • Past chair- conference board of ordain ministry
  • Past chair of the conference commission on religion and race
  • Conference committee on joint review
  • Member conference board of pensions
  • Committee on residency in ministry (clergy mentor program)
  • District board of ordain ministry: East Jackson, and Senatobia Districts
  • District committee on buildings and locations
  • Member board of directors Camp Wesley Pines
  • President of the board-Moore Community House
  • Clergy mentor and supervising pastor
  • Member board of directors-Mississippi Methodist Foundation
  • Board of trustees- Millsaps College
  • Board of trustees- Rust College
  • Coordinator- Mississippi Conference Black Methodist for Church Renewal
  • Coordinator SEJ-BMCR
  • Member of the board-National Black Methodist for Church Renewal
  • Former member- board of directors- Gulfside Assembly
  • Board member-The Seashore Mission
  • Board of trustees- Camp Lake Stephens
  • Chair of Mississippi Conference Personel Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Board member- Harrison County Habitat for Humanity
  • Past president of the board- Coastal Family Health Center
  • Mentor- Gulfport Public Schools
  • Life member NAACP
  • Gulf Coast Clergy Association
  • Community Advisory Council- Bancorp South
  • Member Advisory Committee- Gulfport Public Schools
  • Member of New Orleans Original Illinois Men's Club
  • Member- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Member City of Gulfport- Planning Commission.
  • Member- Holly Springs Clergy Advisor Board
  • Member board of trustees – Memphis Business Academy
  • Member Holly Springs Rotary Club

His Motto: “Be grateful to God daily and live according to His purpose “

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Jackson, MS 39206
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