Walmsley Boulevard United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 30, 2024

About Us

 
We are glad you have found us!
 
On August 3, 1952, our first service was held in the Bellwood Dance Hall on Jefferson Davis Highway. About 25 community members showed up that day. Since that first meeting, the church has blossomed and served the surrounding community  in many various ways. 
 
Our current location is the at center of four diverse neighborhoods on the border of Richmond City and Chesterfield County. We strive to go "Beyond These Walls" and Reach out to those in our community and beyond. 
 
Rev. Ricardo Haynes
 
 
 Born and raised in Spanish Town, Jamaica, Ricardo Anthony Haynes’ preparation for the Christian ministry has been shaped by life experience and formal academic training. He has been active in ministry since the age of fifteen. Growing up in an impoverished and violent community, the church became his bedrock and place of refuge. His mother instilled in him and his brother the importance of education as a means of overcoming poverty. Over the years, Rev. Haynes has served the church and the theological academic community in various capacities. Within the church he served as Sunday School Superintendent, Youth Leader, Bible Study Teacher, and Associate Minister. He has also served as an Instructor at the Jamaica Theological Seminary and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University.
 

Rev. Haynes would describe himself as a hard worker and life-long learner, who is inspired to live, serve and share the passion of Christ. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and three Master degrees --- a Master of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with honors from the Caribbean Graduate School of Theology, a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University, and a Master of Theology degree in Systematic Theology from Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

He is the former pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bumpass, VA. Rev. Haynes provided transformational servant leadership to the benefit of the church.

In addition to his commitment to the church, Rev. Haynes is a passionate activist for social and racial justice. His commitment to the fight against racism has led him to partner with the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities to foster healing and bridge the racial divide. His favorite scripture is Micah 6:8 (ESV), “He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” 

 
Administrative Assistant
Victoria Myers, takes care of the office and is often the first contact when you contact the church.
 
Director of Music
In addition to serving as the Administrative Assistant, Victoria also serves as the Director of Music at Walmsley. Having a degree in Classical Voice Performance and Jazz Studies, she is passionate about music and excited to be worshipping along side the people of Walmsley. She works with the Adult and Children's choirs each week and provides piano accompaniment for worship services and special events.