Thomasville United Methodist Church Leadership
Thomasville United Methodist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Dr. Larry G. Teasley
Pastor Larry was appointed to serve as Thomasville United Methodist Church's Senior Pastor in July 2017. Prior to that, he served as Lead Pastor of First United Methodist Church in DeFuniak Springs, Florida.
The attributes that best describe Larry as a pastor are strong preaching, teaching, and leadership in missional development. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Thomasville United Methodist Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Larry takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending time each day focused on Bible study and prayer.
Larry graduated from the University of West Florida with a BA in Political Science and an MA in History. He received his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1987 and his Doctor of Ministry, also from Asbury, in 2000 with an emphasis in Bibilical Preaching and Church Leadership. Ordained an Elder in the Alabama West Florida Conference in 1987, he has served in numeous capacities within the conference and districts.
Larry is married to his wife, Shair Teasley, a mental health therapist. Their son, Joshua, is a college sophomore.
Mary Carol Clayton
Mary Carol Clayton has served TUMC as Church Administrator since 1996. Mary Carol is “the glue” that holds the office and its ministries together.
Hello! My name is Ellen Gates and I am the TUMC Children’s Director. I truly enjoy working with children and witnessing what God does in their lives.