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Welcome to the Mountains!

"Mountains. God likes to do big work on mountains. In the Bible are various locales for divine encounters including: wilderness, towns and cities, even the seaside. But it is on mountains that Almighty God does big things.

On a mountain God spoke His words, His understanding to Moses, who captured it all in the Ten Commandments. Even more wondrous, on a mountain God transfigured His Son, Jesus, displaying His divine glory.

People experience a closeness with God in the mountains. Here is a sense of the vastness of God and Creation, and a stillness that quiets all noisy bustling and busyness.

Words you've heard before come alive: majesty, splendor, silence. It's what Celtic Christian mystics call "the thin places."

Here in the higher reaches of the mountains of Georgia, Sharp Memorial finds itself blessedly located to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."    ~DT
David and Virginia Tinsley
Rev. David Tinsley has served in small churches and very large churches, black and white churches, urban, suburban and now small town churches. A former Special Forces medic, David enjoys most anything that involves running and bicycling, for pleasure and competition. He is also an avid reader.

David is married to the Rev. Virginia Tinsley, who is retired from the North Georgia Conference. Virginia was the Executive Director of the North Georgia Housing and Homeless Council and was the Director of Atlanta Urban Ministries. Together, David and Virginia have three children and three grandchildren.

Rev. David Tinsley, Pastor
Sharp Memorial UMC
1114 Main Street
P.O. Box 66
Young Harris, Georgia  30582
(706) 379-3210