A Message From Our Pastor

Transformation is at the heart of everything we do. Not content to just be better, we want to be like Jesus. He speaks to us through the Bible to guide, guard, and teach us. This book of books is not just inspiring; it is inspired.

Relationships are central to life. We want to extend the forgiveness and unmerited love He gives us with others. This is a team effort both inside our church and outside to the ends of the earth.

God the Father never promised us an easy life, but he promised to send the Person and power of the Holy Spirit to make it full.

Life was never intended to be a solo journey. Please join us. Let’s walk it together!

Welcome Video

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Dr. Randy H. Rowlan

Pastor Randy believes relationships are the most important part of life. That begins with a saving relationship in Jesus Christ, and continues through family, friends, and a local church community of faith. He loves to preach, teach, and engage people in small groups as well as one-to-one. Food is both...

Jewelie Mills

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

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

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

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!

Our Beliefs

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.