On October 1, 2012 Rev. Meekins officially retired from full time ministry. Also on October 1, 2012, Rev. Meekins was asked by the Dover District Superintendent if he would agree to Pastor Mt. Calvary and Bethel on the Bridgeville Charge. Rev. Meekins agreed and was assigned as Pastor of Mt. Calvary United Methodist Church in Bridgeville and Bethel United Methodist Church in Federalsburg MD. This would be his second time as Pastor of the Bridgeville Charge, as he was previously assigned to the Charge from 1978 to 1980.
He is married to the former Fonda L. Burton of Lewes, DE and they are the proud parents of two sons, Sean and Mark, four grandchildren - Shyrain, Rita, Shatir, and Taylen; and one great-grandchild, Sarai.