AWF United Methodist Archives Center


Our mission is to be the collective memory of the AWF Conference by  preserving  facts, and resources  and  making them readily accessible to researchers.  Thus, decisions can be made more wisely, and our ancestors’ stories  may  inspire many to become disciples of Christ.


The Methodist Archives Center is the central depository  for the archival and historical records of the Alabama-West Florida Conference.  It was established in 1976 with the  records collected and  preserved by the Reverend Franklin S. Moseley, Historian of the Alabama-West Florida Conference from 1959 until  his death in 1976.  The records were transferred from Rev. Moseley's  retirement home in Eutaw, Alabama, to the Huntingdon College Library.The Archives Center is a joint venture of the Conference Commission on Archives and History (COAH) and Huntingdon College.  In 1976, under the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Glenn R. Massengale, a minister in the conference and then director of the Huntingdon College Library,  an agreement was worked out whereby the college furnishes the space and the conference the funding for the administration of the depository. Dr. Massengale was named Conference Archivist/ Historian, and Mary Ann Pickard (Mrs. William M., Jr.) was employed to  assist  him. In 1984, upon Dr. Massengale's retirement, Mrs. Pickard was named Archivist and administrator of the depository. Upon her retirement  July 1, 2008, Sharon Tucker (Mrs. Allen) was named Conference Archivist and was introduced at the 2008 Annual Conference session. The position of historian has been a volunteer position.  After Dr. Massengale’s retirement, other historians have been Rev. Joe Curtis named in 1992, Rev. Jabe Fincher named  in 2002, and Rev. Thad Chesser named in 2007.

Deceased clergy and spouses April 1, 2014 - May 30, 2015 

Click HERE for a listing of those deceased April 30, 2013 and previous.


Local Church Update (pdf)

Local Church Update (word)

Historical Information on Churches (pdf)

Heritage Award Packet (pdf)






Sharon Tucker, Archivist
Methodist Archives Center
Huntingdon College Library
Montgomery, Alabama 36106
Telephone: 334-833-4413
FAX:  334-263-4465

(Standing Rule 32 and ¶641, 2012 Book of Discipline) 

Chairperson:        Rev. Pamela Avery (08)

Vice Chairperson:  Jason Gregg (12)

Recording Secretary/Financial Secretary:  Anthony Leigh

Archivist:  Sharon Tucker


Rev. Pamela Avery (08), Lynn Hamric (08), Mary Jo Morton (08), Eugenia Trawick (08), Jason Gregg (12), Lori Moneyham (12), Rev. E. Andrew Blackmon (12)

Ex-Officio Members with Vote

The Resident Bishop:  Bishop Paul L. Leeland

The Conference Secretary:  Rev. Neil Epler

Conference Historian (unless receiving compensation):  Rev. Ed Shirley

Representatives from Huntingdon College:  Anthony Leigh, Eric Kidwell

President of AWFC Historical Society: Myrtice Carr 


Ex-Officio Member without Vote:  Archivist, Sharon Tucker


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