This was David Alley back in the 1884 era of time. He donated
the land for our $200 church back in 1884 when they obtained
a loan from The Methodist Organization in Pa.
This is a very old photo of David B. Alley and Family. David B.
was a son of David Alley Sr. It was submitted to our website
by R.E. (Bob) McConnell Jr., the Great Grandson of David Alley.
We also have another church member that is a Great Grandson
of David Alley. He is Blaine Gilliam.
This Photo of Robert Penley was submitted by the late Olene
Ervin McNew, a granddaughter of Robert Penley. Robert was
the second minster of Alley’s UMC sometime between 1884 and
1923 and was also one of the first members of the Board of
This photo was submitted by Roy Newton, the Great Grandson
of James Newton. James Newton was the first minister of
Alley’s Chapel UMC.
This photo was of the Dr. James Lane in 1884. He was also an
original Board of Trustees at Alley’s UMC! He is riding his
office with his little black bag!
This was our entire church membership in 1901.
Amos Milhorn Templeton, a member of the first
Board of Trustees.
This Photo was submitted to this website by Raymond
Lee Pendleton. This photo is of John E. Pendleton and
his wife Mary Ann Quillen. John was a member of the
first Trustees of Alley’s UMC Church.
This was Rev. C.S. Pendleton Sr. one of our past ministers!
This was Rev. John Vermillion, another one of our past
ministers in Alley’s UMC.
These men were also our past ministers in Alley’s UMC.
This was the Rev Eugene McConnell and his wife Monnie.
He was pastor at Alley’s UMC. These were the parents to
R. E. McConnell Jr.
Alley’s Chapel UMC, c/o Jessica Kaarlela, 6429 Manville Rd, Gate City, VA. 24251-4716