Death of Ray Tyler

Our dear brother, Ray Tyler, went home to the Lord while sleeping last night at Azalea Nursing Care. Ray will be laid to rest next to his late wife, Brenda, at the Bethany Presbyterian Cemetery. We hold in prayer his children and their families.

Funeral arrangements are pending with Andrews Mortuary on South College. The funeral will be at St. Matthew’s at a time yet to be determined.

Rest eternal grant Ray, O Lord, and let Light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.


St Matthew's Pastor Sam Zumwalt


The Rev. Dr. Samuel Zumwalt has worked in churches for 44 years and in May 2020 celebrated the 39th anniversary of his ordination to the holy ministry. He is a member of the Society of the Holy Trinity ( In 2004, Pr. Zumwalt moved with his family to Wilmington from Texas, where he served for 23 years as pastor of small, midsize, and large congregations.