J. Dudley Weaver, Jr., has served as pastor of Memorial Presbyterian since March 2007. Prior to coming to Memorial, he served as Pastor and Head of Staff of First Presbyterian Church in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Weaver has also served congregations in South Carolina including First Presbyterian Church, Savannah, Georgia, and Westminster Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of “Presbyterian Worship: A Guide for Clergy”, two congregational histories, and several small publications including “When Your Child Is Baptized: What Parents Need to Know,” “Last Things: A Christian Perspective on Death,” “A Presbyterian Primer,” and “Worship Notes for the Church Bulletin.” Dr. Weaver is a graduate of King College, Bristol, Tennessee, and Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
He and his wife Mary have two adult children. Paul, a young adult case manager with a psychiatric hospital in Atlanta, and his wife Amber have two children, Olivia Ann and Isaac Dudley. Sarah is a librarian in West Columbia, SC, who shares her home and life with her kitty and lots of good books.