Our Leadership Team

The staff and leadership here at CUMC is comprised of people who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office at 410-742-5334 or at christsby@comcast.net

  • Bill Green  - Pastor      

    Bill  was born and raised in a suburb of New York City and was a school teacher in that area for ten years before he went into the ministry. His wife Patti and he have been married for almost 36 years.

    They discovered the Eastern Shore in 1989 when he began attending Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington D.C.  At the same time he started serving as a Student Pastor for churches located in Nanticoke, Bivalve, and Tyaskin.

    From there it was on to Salisbury where he served as the Associate Pastor at Trinity UMC. In the year 2000 they moved to Wilmington and Richardson Park UMC.

    In 2008 he was appointed to serve here at a church called Christ and what a joy and a privilege it has been. He feels that this is such a dynamic congregation filled with people who are energetic and enthusiastic.  They really do embody our mission statement “Helping people relate to God in a life changing way.”

  • Kevin Gillespie - Associate Pastor

    Pastor Kevin comes to Christ UMC with 17 years of experience in the ministry.  He has served 5 different appointments and a total of 9 Churches.  He holds a degree from Wilmington University and is finalizing his required studies for the ministry.  Kevin has a passion for animals, photography, and riding motorcycles.  His passions for ministry include teaching children, preaching, and mission trips.  In 2017 he, and his wife Terri, will celebrate their 31st wedding anniversary.

  • Tom Blackford - Youth Pastor        


    He graduated college from OWU in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral and Youth ministry. Has served in youth ministry for 11 years working in Wesleyan church for the past 8 years.

    Pastor Tom joined us in 2014 as a staff pastor to work with youth and young adults. His wife Sheryl helps out with the youth and works in the Laurel school district. They have two daughters named Kate, who is three and Eva who is 3 months.

  • Tom Mckelvey - Caring Minister


    Appointed Caring Minister in August 2015, Pastor Tom has been a Methodist minister for many years, and, at one time, he was our District Superintendent. He and his wife, Karen, have been attending our services for quite some time now and will continue alternating services. 


  • Tom Robinson - Director of Administrative Services

    Tom Robinson is the Director of Administrative Services for Christ UM Church and is primarily responsible to serve and assist the Pastor and church committees in all areas of church administration. He serves as a member of the Church Council and Finance Committee. He is also Director of Technical Ministries and teaches an adult Sunday School class.

  • Shelly Culver - Administrative Assistant


    Shelly Culver says working for our church doesn’t feel like work at all, because everyone has been so gracious and most helpful. She is very grateful for the opportunity, and we are blessed to have her on board!
    If you are at church during the week, stop by and introduce yourself to Shelly!


Our Beliefs


At our church, you will hear the word “gospel” repeatedly because it is the most important truth that we can know and experience. The gospel is not merely a message that needs to be shared with non-Christians, but also with Christians. It is not something that mature Christians move on from, but rather something that they move deeper into. The gospel is the lens in which we should view theology, ministry, and all aspects of life.


The Apostle Paul defined the word “gospel” concisely in 1st Corinthians 15:3-5 when he wrote, “Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve.” Simply put, the gospel is all about Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, and the implications it has for us.