Rev. William L. "Bill" McClung Jr. came to be the pastor of Salem United Methodist church in June of 2013.

Pastor Bill was born in Norfolk, VA and grew up in the Norfolk Highlands neighborhood of Chesapeake. He earned his BA at Campbell University, Buies Creek, NC in 1997 with a concentration in Christian Ministry. He attended seminary at The Theological School at Drew University in Madison, NJ and earned a Masters of Divinity degree in 2000. He was commissioned a Probationary Member in 2000 and ordained an Elder in 2004.

Pastor Bill has served the United Methodist Church in a variety of positions including President of the Norfolf District Youth Association. He attended the 1991 World Methodist Conference in Singapore. He was the first young adult delegate to the 1992 General Conference of the United Methodist church. He has served as a member of the Virginia Conference Board of Communications since 2003 and as president of that group since 2009.

Pastor Bill is blessed with a son Andrew and a daughter Nora who keep him moving and busy. He is an avid fan of Virginia Tech and the Washington Redskins. He played soccer from 1st grade through high school and is also a fan of the English Premier League team Newcastle United and the United States National team.

Rev. McClung believes the life of faith must be lived out in the community of the church. That faith is about relationships, ours with God and with each other. If you have any questions or spiritual needs do not hesitate to email him at