Rev. Joe Collins has been a United Methodist minister for over 25 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, graduated from UNC and now attends Duke seminary. Their youngest son, Wil, played college basketball at Brevard and now plays rugby at UNC Wilmington.  Their daughter, Elizabeth, is married to Rob and she is an Assistant Principal in Spartanburg County, SC.

OTHER STAFF MEMBERS:

Kayla Keller, Summer Associate Minister

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

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