Our Mission & Vision

Our church mission is to make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World.

God has a vision for First United Methodist Church in Jefferson City Tennessee: We believe God envisions us as a diverse Community of Faith who:

  • passionately seeks and worships the living God,
  • boldly demonstrates the love of Christ while striving to serve the need of the local community as well as people in need around the world,
  • prayerfully grows in the faith, knowledge, and understanding of God in the world while actively encouraging others to live in Christ, and
  • confidently shares the Good News of Jesus Christ and His salvation for all.


The “Home Team:”

Our staff is a dedicated team which recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.  Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the



Lloyd J. Jones, Pastor

Pastor Lloyd arrived here at First Church July 2017 with his wife T. J. Neal.  He has a passion to preach, teach and help others come to a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.   Bible study comes alive when you participate in one of his classes.   His passion for life, for God, is contagious.   You’ll want to get to know him!



Dr. Brandon Hollihan, Music Director

Brandon will be joining the team on August 1, 2021.  Brandon believes in the importance of utilizing the talents of all worshipers, all of whom are diverse in nature and share different cultural experiences, and nurture each individual’s gifts and provide them with experiences that will stay with them for the rest of their lives.    First Church is excited to have him join our staff.  Contact him at MusicDirector@firstumcjc.com
Mary John Wilson, Director of Children’s Ministry

Mary John Wilson

Mary John Wilson is the Director of Children’s Ministry. She grew up in First Church  and has helped with children for as long as she can remember. She has taught 5th grade at Rush Strong School since 1995 and enjoys leading young mathematicians to “a-ha moments.” She also delights in teaching children about God’s love and encouraging them to become disciples of Jesus. Mary John is a planner and organizer and hopes to grow the children’s ministry at FUMC. If you would like more information about children’s programming at FUMC, you may contact Mary John at: maryjohnwilson@gmail.com.
Director of Youth Ministry
Our Director of Youth Ministry is currently an open position.   We are seeking someone with a passion for youth and their growth in Christ.

Cindy Curington

Cindy Curington, Office Manager

During the week, when you first enter the church offices, Cindy’s smiling face is the first to greet you.   Cindy has a heart for serving and a compassion for those in need.




Worship time Sundays 10 am