OTHER STAFF MEMBERS:

Teresa Gardo, Church Secretary ch_first@bellsouth.net

Jeanna Spiker, Director of Christian Education spiker_fumc@bellsouth.net

Mary Etta Stephenson, Organist

Linda Barger, Chancel Choir Director

Andrew Harmon, Handbell Director

Mildred Young, Director of Preschool


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Rev. Joe Collins has been a United Methodist minister for 30 years.  He was born in Atlanta, grew up in Charlotte, and graduated from UNC Charlotte, Duke Divinity School (M.Div.), and Drew University (D. Min.).  Joe and his wife Lynne have been married for 30 years.  Lynne is from Winston-Salem, has been a public school teacher for 20 years, and teaches in Kings Mountain.  Their oldest son Garrett (married to Samantha) graduated from UNC Chapel Hill, and Duke Divinity (M.Div.). and is now serving his first church as a United Methodist pastor.  Their youngest son Wil played college basketball at Brevard, graduated from UNC Wilmington, and now attends law school.  Their daughter Elizabeth (married to Rob Watson) is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Appalachian State, and Converse College.  She was an Assistant Principal in Spartanburg County, SC, but recently had her first child, Everly Elizabeth.

Rev. Joseph Collins, D. Min. joe_fumc@bellsouth.net

Office: 704-435-6732    Home:  704-435-6792    Cell:  336-972-0168