Cordele First UMC is a part of the connectional system of the United Methodist denomination.
At a local level this means that our Lead Pastor and Hispanic Pastor are appointed to our church by the South GA conference. They are called Elders, and focus on preaching and teaching the Word of God, administering the sacraments of baptism and communion, ordering the church for its mission and service, providing pastoral care, and exercising pastoral supervision. All other Ministers and Staff are hired directly by the church to serve over specific ministries.
The role of our Pastoral staff is to equip the people of the church for the work of the ministry. This is called the ministry of the laity, which every believer is called to accomplish. Our Lay Leadership team works with the ministry staff to fulfill the vision of the church. They model Christian discipleship and live out their faith daily. Church members are asked to serve in these leadership roles on a yearly basis. Serving on these committees and in these leadership roles allows the church to effectively make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Our Pastors & Ministry staff and Lay Leadership team are listed below.
*For any questions or concerns about our Pastoral, Ministry, or Lay Leadership team please contact the church office.