Dr. Larry Teasley, an Elder (1989) in the Alabama West Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has served its churches since 1987. In July 2017, he began serving the Thomasville United Methodist Church. Throughout his 30 plus years of ministry he has served on numerous committees, boards and commissions, giving leadership at both the district and conference level. In 2004, the United Methodist Men of the Alabama West Florida Conference honored him with the Ross Freeman Award for ministry with men and he currently serves on their Advisory Board.
Larry is a native of Milton, Florida and a graduate of Milton High School and the University of West Florida in Pensacola where he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He received his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. He has taught courses in history at Pensacola State College and courses in Bible and theology at Marion Military Institute. He likes hunting, fishing, and is a rabid Crimson Tide fan.
Mary Carol Clayton has served TUMC for the past twenty-two years. Mary Carol is “the glue” that holds the office and its ministries together.
Shaun Bennett has been the youth pastor at Thomasville United Methodist Church for three years. TUMC has a great group of young people who are seeking for Jesus. TUMC Youth meet on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm and Sundays at 4:00 pm. The summer is jam-packed with fun.
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. Our children’s program serves children from age 4 all the way to grade 6. We offer many opportunities for children to experience God’s love. During the school year, we meet every Wednesday from 5:30-7:00. We also get together often during various fellowship opportunities. Some of the fellowship opportunities include:
· Fall Festival
· Christmas Caroling
· Samaritan’s Purse Shoebox Packing
· Easter Egg Hunt
· Ice-cream Social
· Sunshine box ministry
· Visits to the nursing home
We would love to have you come check out what we have to offer at TUMC. For more information about our children’s program, please reach out to me!
Children are a gift from the Lord…Psalms 127:3