Gary Heaton

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Gary Heaton

Charlottesville Planning Commission
Term Start October 1, 2018
Term End August 2022
Preceded by Hunter W. Smith

Biographical Information

Profession Pastor

Gary Heaton is the senior pastor of First United Methodist Church. He was appointed to the Charlottesville Planning Commission, appointed by the Charlottesville City Council in October 2018. [1]

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Heaton grew up in Fairfax County and was attracted to the outdoors from an early time. [2] He is a graduate of both High Point College and Wesley Theological Seminary. He has been pastor of the Greene Memorial Church in Roanoke and spent 12 years at Front Royal United Methodist Church in Warren County. [3] While in Roanoke, he would hold devotionals along the Roanoke River. [2]

He is also a former member of the Round Hill Planning Commission in Loudoun County. [1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Web. City Council appoints four to Planning Commission after Smith steps down, Elliott Robinson, News Article, Charlottesville Tomorrow, October 2, 2018, retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Web. Roanoke minister leads weekly service along river, Ralph Berrier, Jr., Newspaper Column, Roanoke Times, August 25, 2015, retrieved October 21, 2018.
  3. Web. Roanoke pastor moving on, Andy Soergel, News Article, Roanoke Times, June 16, 2013, retrieved October 21, 2018.

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