Edgerton Memorial United Methodist Church in Selma follows Christ’s example by feeding the hungry.
Founded in 1910, the church is near downtown. “It is a small membership church but with a big heart,” said the Rev. Joshua Kurtz, pastor.
Kurtz said church members are able to grow together. “It's a mutual growth experience from where we learn from one another and seek to to be the body of Christ together,” he said.
Before becoming a pastor, Kurtz taught sixth grade social studies in Cabarrus County. He received his undergraduate degree in elementary education with a minor in religious studies from Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk in 2010. He was born in High Point and grew up moving around the Piedmont-Triad with his father, also a United Methodist pastor.
Kurtz lives in Selma with his wife, Tara, and their 9-month-old son, Wesley.