The Reverend William Andrew Durst resides with his wife Jean, in Grantsville, MD. He completed the United Methodist Course of Study in December 2010, and in January 2000 became a licensed Local Pastor at the WVUM conference. William received a Master of Arts in Religion from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1985 and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science/Secondary Education from Frostburg State in 1970.
Reverend William has an informal adaptable style and is interested in the use of different ways of Worship. By renewal of the Wesleyan Heritage, he emphasizes growth, gifts and fruits. Spirituality working through individuals, churches, and the community, he is committed to Prayer, anointing and the laying on of hands (James 5). William believes in Growth through Worship, Bible Study, Prayer, and Service.
William has seven living children, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He owns and operates Bietschehof Farm and previously owned and operated Puzzley Run Folklife Center and Tale Weavers Children's Living Theater.
He enjoys Living History- both 1750's
and National Pike era, farming, gardening, and listening to Old time, bluegrass, and gospel. Also of interest is religious drama, reading, and sustainable agriculture.