ABOUT US

OUR PURPOSE

Bluff Park United Methodist Church is a multi-generational church family that exists to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the the transformation of the world around us. We seek to be a congregation that is rooted in faith in Christ and growing in grace for those around us.

OUR COMMUNITY

Our hope for our congregation is to be a community where we can belong, grow, and serve alongside one another. We provide environments where guests and members alike can grow healthy lives of faith and service, from small groups to worship services to youth events and more. We believe that as we grow together towards God and others, we find real life and see a changed world around us!

OUR TRADITION

We are a United Methodist congregation. The United Methodist Church was created in 1968, but Methodism dates back to John and Charles Wesley who sought to spread the Methodist movement they began as student small group at Oxford. At about the same time, people like Philip Otterbein and Martin Boehm were leading similar movements that helped people grow in their faith. Those two strands of Christianity came together decades later to form The United Methodist Church...

OUR HISTORY

Bluff Park UMC was founded as the Methodist Church on Shades Mountain in 1908 with twenty members. Over 110 years later, after many joys and trials, we are grateful to still be able to serve and love our community and to honor the legacy of those who came before us.

MEET OUR STAFF

Rev. Dr. Kevin Payne

Senior Pastor

Rev. Ross Furio

Associate Pastor

Rev. Stanley Davidson

Director of Children's Ministry

Rev. Dr. Kay Mutert

Minister of Care

J.T. Mercer

Director of Student Ministries

Jason McCrory

Director of Finance and Administration

Joe Pitard

Financial Manager

Brenda Atkins

Church Secretary

Melissa Hendon

Family Ministry Coordinator

Andrew Seltz

Director of Communication and Media

Art DeWeese

Director of Traditional Worship

Jay Tumminello

Organist/Pianist

Susan Reynolds-Porter

Adult Ministry Program Coordinator and Missions Program Coordinator

Marcie Walters

Nursery Director

Regan Sanders

Director of Social Media

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