Batesville First United Methodist ChurchLoving Christ, Loving Others, Servicing GodBatesville First United Methodist Church

Edwin M. Temple


Ed Woodall

Associate Pastor

Brooke L. Wright

Music Ministries

Travis Carpenter

Youth Director

Juli Lange

Children's Ministries

Hollie Roberson


Sabrina Morris


Barbara Broome

FInancial Secretary

Tracy Dulin


Heather Campbell

Children's Center

Brooks Poland


Charles McMillan


Church Office Hours


8:00 AM to 5:00 PM


8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Stained glass window in sanctuary

           The heart and soul of the church is her laity. The truth is that as important as clergy and other staff are, the fortunes of the church rise or fall on the actions and attitudes of laity. When the “people in the pews” love God and His Church above all else, the Church prospers, grows and moves forward. When they are generous, committed and serious about Christ and their membership vows to His Church, great things are possible and God is glorified. On the other hand, if laity are apathetic, disinterested and disengaged, Christ’s church falters and suffers.
          This Sunday is Laity Sunday in the United Methodist Church. Worship will be led and a message brought by our lay leadership. This will be a wonderful time to remember and celebrate the crucial role of the “people in the pews”. Without your “prayers, presence, gifts, service and witness”, the church cannot carry out her unique calling “to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the World.”

I’ll see you in church Sunday!


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Morning Worship 10:55 AM
Evening Worship   6:00 PM

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Laity Sunday

Eddie Nabors, Speaker

"Christianity, Cults & Religions", Fellowship Hall