Senior Pastor

Mike Carr

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Originally from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where he came to North Carolina to play baseball at Wingate University, where he also met his wife, Kellie, who is from Rockingham, NC.  His major at Wingate was Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Religion.  While at Wingate, God was calling him into the ministry to be a pastor.  He attended Duke Seminary to obtain his Masters of Divinity.  While serving Lea's Chapel UMC as a Student-pastor, he got married in 2005. His wife graduated from ECU with a Master’s in School Counseling and she is now a School Counselor .  After he graduated from Duke, he was appointed to Hawthorne Lane UMC as an Associate Pastor, where he led the youth and young adult ministries. He was then appointed to Troutman 1st UMC to revitalize the church. Three and half years ago, God graciously answered he and his wife's prayer by blessing them with two sweet little girls.  The girls have made them realize a deeper kind of love that they had no idea existed. God has done some amazing things in their life and they are excited to see what plans God has for their family and the family of Mt. Holly 1st UMC as God has called him to serve.

Minister of Christian Education

Jerrianne C. Pyles

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I was a teacher in the Gaston County school system before I felt God call me into the ministry. I am the Minister of Christian Education at FUMC, Mt. Holly and have ministered here for the last 13 years. I work with all ages and I love the work God has called me into.  I have been married to Ed Pyles for 37 years and we have four adult children. Our oldest Elizabeth is married to Blake Sawyer and they live at Myrtle Beach. She is an accountant.  Kaity is married to Josh Motes and they met at FUMC.  She is a fifth grade teacher at Pleasant Ridge Elementary. They are the parents of our two beautiful grandchildren, Finley Edward, who is three and Josie Wright who is one.  Our third child is our son, Jeremy.  He lives in Charlotte and is the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent at the Myers Park Country Club. Our youngest, Meredith is newly married to Austin Ramsey. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and works in pediatric physical therapy.  God and family are my priorities in life. I am blessed to serve at First United Methodist Church, Mt. Holly.

Minister Emeritus

Mitchell C. Murrow

Impact Service Leader

Rev. Daron Dwyer

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Minister of Music

Jeffrey L. Ingle

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Sally S Davis

Church Treasurer

Christina S. Felton

Church Cleaner

Amy Jones

Church Keeper

Missy Cloninger

Administrative Assistant

Sharon Willis

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  February 2018  
Upcoming Events


Children Music Ministry
5:15 PM
All children choir meets on Wednesday before Fellowship Meal. Cherubs, Music Makers, Youth Choir, Kids Club & Bible Study
Covenant Rock (choir)
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
6-12th Grades
Chancel Choir (Adult Choir)
6:30 PM
rehearsal with Covenant Rock-Choir Room


Ladies Stretch Class
8:30 AM to 9:15 AM
Men Bible Study Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven
6:30 PM
Bible Study will resume Thur. Jan 11th ; Dr. David Jeremiah - Revealing the Mysteries of Heaven. Men meet in the Man's Cave upstairs room 218. Cost $10 for workbook.