A Message From Our Pastor
Here at FUMC Arkadelphia, we work hard to make space for all people. We know all too well how difficult and messy life can be. We believe our church is a place of refuge where people can encounter God and community in powerful ways. We seek to be intentional about our faith by serving in many missions in our community and world. Our work in missions is grounded in the command of Jesus to “Love our neighbor as our self” (Matthew 22:39). We strive to be unified around our love of God through Christ and our work to love our neighbors. It is our belief that unity does not require uniformity. This affords us the freedom to value our diversity while seeking unity at the same time. We ground ourselves in United Methodist theology and celebrate the radical grace of God through Christ.
If you are looking for community and a place to call home, we would love for you to be a part of our church.
Keep the Faith Strong,
Rev. Zeke Allen
Zeke was appointed to FUMC Arkadelphia July 1, 2022. He has served within the United Methodist Church since 1996. Zeke served fourteen years as a full-time youth minister and then transitioned to pastoral ministry in 2008. Since 2008, Zeke has served at FUMC Maumelle, FUMC Benton, Wesley/ Cavanaugh UMC in...
Jewelie Mills gets to work with our most energetic and inquisitive church members and future church members. The children and youth ministries are the lifeblood and she wants everyone to feel comfortable to come together to worship and learn more. Along with working with kids and young adults, she enjoys...
Rose Phillips has served as the Treasurer at First Methodist for 19 years. She moved to Arkadelphia in 1995 with her husband and two young daughters. The girls were raised in the church where Rose helped with Sunday School when they were young. She continues to volunteer wherever she is...
Sabrina Mecum has been the church administrative assistant since 2015. She is responsible for the day-to-day running of the office as well as the communication of news and events to the congregation. She is also responsible for dispensing information to members of the community who need assistance. Sabrina is married...
Sharon Murphy has been working at First Methodist for over five years. She is responsible for keeping the buildings and grounds clean. She enjoys her work and is extremely grateful for the opportunity to be here.
Building Godly Relationships
Transforming Lives with the Love of Jesus Christ
FUMC is a community where we strive to make disciples of Jesus Christ equipped to transform our community with excellence and passion. A community of faith exists for the purpose of worship. No matter the style, worship is our personal and corporate response to God’s sovereignty and blessings in our lives. There are many different opportunities for you to enter into the presence of God at FUMC Arkadelphia throughout the week. Please join us!
United Methodists are part of the larger Christian faith and affirm all of the historic beliefs of the faith as articulated in the historic creeds of the church. We affirm the God of Israel who has been decisively revealed in Jesus of Nazareth and continues to be present and at work in our lives in the form of the Holy Spirit. This understanding of God is known as the Trinity. We believe that God has been revealed through the Bible, and especially through the witness of the New Testament.
Read more about our beliefs on the What We Believe page.