About Us

What We Believe

The United Methodist Church is a global denomination that opens hearts, opens minds and opens doors through active engagement with our world. The mission of The United Methodist Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

NEW HERE?

  • When you arrive parking is available on Holmes Street on the East side of the church, and in the large parking lot across Holmes Street.
  • Additional parking is available around the court square.
  • You may enter the building through the main sanctuary doors, on the east side where the church office is located, or on the west side of the sanctuary which leads directly to the nursery.
  • Dress covers a wide range, from business casual to suit and tie for the gentleman.
  • Our worship services are primarily traditional with some blended components

Our History

The United Methodist Church was formed when the Evangelical United Brethren Church and the Methodist Church merged in 1968. Both traditions have roots in the 1700s.

Today, The United Methodist Church is global, with more than 12 million members around the world. While our languages, cultures and nations of origin may differ, a common mission and history unite us in powerful ways.

FUMC Lexington began its history with a small log church built in 1840 near Olive Branch in the northern part of the county. This was the first Methodist church in Henderson County. In 1906, The Methodist Church South was constructed on the corner of Church Street and Monroe Avenue. A vision began in 1943 of moving into a “debt-free” structure and a $140,000 Building Fund was created to help see this vision come to fruition. The building’s cornerstone was laid on October 7th, 1951 with a dedication taking place on May 8th, 1952.

Today, FUMC Lexington still worships in the building purchased from that fund. Many additions have been added, including the purchase of the Long Equipment Company building located directly behind the church in 1975.

The FUMC Lexington congregation continues to grow and work to find ways that we can carry out our mission of making disciples of Christ in Henderson County. We carry this rich tradition and history with us as we work in our community.

HAVE FAITH

Hebrews 11:1 – “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” As people of faith we live  by Jesus as our redeemer and savior. Through reading the holy scripture, listening to messages and living as disciples we live as people who have faith, speak hope and live love! 

SPEAK HOPE

We believe that the gospel message is one of Hope, Love and Grace. Come join us Sunday mornings to hear teachings, stories and connect with people of God.   


Sunday School: 9 am 
Sunday Service: 10:15 am 

LIVE LOVE

We are committed to living out the command “love your neighbor as yourself” . Our church lives out this mission through serval missional efforts. Click below or go to the ministry tab for more information! 

Meet The Staff

Roger Brown

Pastor

Beverly Brewer

Co-Director of Children’s Ministry

Lorie Beecham

Administrative Financial Assistant

Frances Bobbit

Director of Handbells

Abby Barker

Youth Director

Lauren Gatlin

Co-Director of Children’s Ministry

Josh Gatlin

Director of Music & Media

Ellen Scott

Pianist

Patricia Western

Administrative Assistant

Lauren Marchbanks

Nursery Assistant

2022 Lay Leadership Committee

FUMC Lexington utilizes a diverse group of congregational members to lead and make decisions that will affect the day to day operations of our church. The organizational structure and their responsibilities are broken down below:

Lay Leader

Works with the pastor to fulfill the mission and vision of the congregation.

David Small

Lay Member of Annual Conference

Serves as our congregation’s representative to the meeting of the Tennessee-West Kentucky Annual Conference each June.

Ray Marcum (Alternate: Bonnie Ward)

Trustees

Oversees the facilities and equipment of the church, approves all contracts, and maintains adequate building use policies and insurance coverage for the church.

Greg Crockett (chair), Rena Lewis, Charlie White, Matt James, Terri Meyer, Wes Daniels, Michael Atchison, Bart Shaull, Cindy Odle

Leadership Council

Provides oversight and direction for all the ministries of our church.

Adam Harrington (chair), Amanda Lawson, Adam Lewis, Laurie Sanders, Cody Stovall, Judy Stanfill, Donna Cagle, Jim Anderson, Chris Smith, Cary Holmes, Warren Ramer, Ray Marcum, Becky Ujcich, David Small, John Allen Anderson, Greg Crockett

Staff-Parish Relations

Builds a strong positive relationship between staff and congregation, works with the pastor and other staff to fulfill their responsibilities, and serves as a liaison with the District Superintendent in providing adequate pastoral leadership for the congregation.

Cary Holmes (chair), Alison Gorski, Chris Weatherly, Ashley Kate Melton, Molly Rhodes, Robert Hawkes, Julie Meyer, Jeff Odum, Janice Rice, David Small

Finance

Oversees the financial health of the church by setting a budget, approving distribution of funds and financial campaigns/requests, and serving as stewards of collected funds.

John Allen Anderson (chair), David Lewis, Sandra Jones, Richard Dyer, Nick Wall, Brooke Hinson, Warren Ramer, Cary Holmes, Greg Crockett, David Small

Gifts Discovery

 Helps members of the congregation claim their gifts of service in the church, and finds leadership for the various ministry teams in the church.

Kay Emerson, Kristie Hawkes, Margaret Stowe, Natalie Salmon, Angie Bartel, Ellen Scott, Jessie Stanfill, Tommy Whitwell, Charlotte Hollis, David Small