Reverend Dr. Paul Allen Beighley, lll

07/27/1947 - 05/08/2021


Reverend Dr. Paul Allen Beighley, III, age 73 of Brodnax, reunited with his Heavenly Father on Saturday May, 8, 2021 while a patient at VCU/Community Memorial Hospital. He was saved in 1970 and went right into the ministry. He was a United Methodist Minister for the Virginia Conference for over fifty years, with the last nine years spent at Bethany United Methodist Church, Brodnax. He was the Spiritual Director for Southside Emmaus, Chaplain at Greensville Correction Center through Grace Inside for thirteen years where he also taught history classes, Spiritual Director with Kairos of Virginia, past speaker at Alders Gate and many more accomplishments and honors. Always an avid leaner, Rev. Beighley sought to help others on their academic journeys. Reverend Beighley was also the widower of his wife of forty three years, Dorcas Radeanna Beighley. Reverend Beighley is survived by his daughter Mary Beighley of Brodnax , a sister Paulette Beighley and many loving cousins. A funeral service will be conducted Saturday, May 15, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory with a private burial in Bethany United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent through our website Crowder-Hite-Crews funeral and Crematory is serving the Beighley family.

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  1. Years of Compassionate Service

    I first met Paul in the 1970s in Manassas, Va, before marrying Dorcas. He was a dedicated, thoughtful and devoted brother in Christ and had embrassed his calling. He fell in love with Dorcas. I only knew him before he married and for a few years thereafter, as a young minister, one caring of others and passionate about his service. I hope his reward in heaven will be great, for his many years of compassionate service.

  2. Paul at The Big Silence

    I met Paul at The Big Silence retreat in January 2019 and January 2020. He talked about his ministry and love for his church family and especially his wife and daughter. He had earlier preached near my home close to Broadway. He was very loving and deeply spiritual openly sharing his faith. He mentioned that Mary might like to attend The Big Silence with him next year; I will watch for you, Mary, if you decide to come.

  3. Paul was a faithful disciple of the Lord Jesus whose humble example inspired all who had the pleasure of knowing and working alongside him in God’s kingdom Our prayers continue with his family as we give thanks for Paul’s life and influence.

  4. Retired Clergy, the United Methodist Church

    I came to know and work with Paul primarily through the excellent and faithful ministry he offered a Greensville Correctional Center. My sense was that Paul found his true home and authentic calling to serve “the least of these” among the brothers there. I am forever grateful to him for his ministry there, for our occasional partnership at GCC, and for the brothers in Christ I met there through him. He was a quiet but faithful servant of Jesus Christ, serving with joy, humility and gladness those our society and the church are often happy to ignore or fail to see. Well done, good and faithful servant.

  5. Friend and served on several Emmaus Walks with Paul

    I could say many things about having known Paul. What I will say is : SHALOM Y’LL ! and MAY GOD BLESS YOUR SOCKS OFF! DECLORES!

  6. Pastor

    I knew Paul through the 5 Day Academy for Spiritual Formation. He had such a kind, loving spirit that desired to bring God’s love to everyone. We will miss his presence.

  7. Office Manager/Executive Asst., GraceInside

    Paul Beighley will be remembered as a man who radiated with the Spirit and Presence of Christ Jesus. A friend to all, he harbored malice towards none. In his role as Lead Chaplain at Greensville Correctional Center, Paul’s advocacy brought Kairos of Virginia and numerous faith-based programs and studies into the prisons of the Virginia Department of Corrections. He led hundreds of incarcerated men to salvation.

    As a member of the Advisory Council of GraceInside, Virginia’s State Prison Chaplain Service, he brought wisdom and sound guidance to the organization’s leadership. For certain, Paul Beighley was a man who, once he breathed his last, saw the Glory of the Coming of the Lord.



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