Senior Pastor

Mike Carr

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I am originally from Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and came to North Carolina to play baseball at Wingate University.  There I met, my wife, Kellie, who is from Rockingham, NC.  I majored in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting and a minor in Religion.  While at Wingate, God was calling me into the ministry to be a pastor.  I attended Duke Seminary to obtain a Masters of Divinity.  While serving Lea's Chapel UMC as a Student-pastor, Kellie and I got married in 2005.  Kellie graduated from East Carolina University with a Master’s in School Counseling and she is now an Elementary School Counselor .  After graduating from Duke Divinity School, I was appointed to Hawthorne Lane UMC as an Associate Pastor, where I led the youth and young adult ministries. After 3 years, I was then appointed to Troutman 1st UMC to revitalize the church. While at Troutman 1st, God graciously answered our prayers by blessing us with a little girl, Mia.  This past year, we were blessed with another little girl, Hannah.  However, Hannah only lived 5 months before going to be with Jesus.  We have been blessed through this journey with so many prayers.  These precious girls have made us realize a deeper kind of love that we had no idea existed. God has done some amazing things in our lives and we are excited to see what plans God has for our family and the family of Mt. Holly 1st UMC as God has called me to serve the community of Mt. Holly.  Take care and God bless,

Associate Pastor

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.

Impact Service Leader

Rev. Daron Dwyer

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Children's Ministry Director

Jessica Hall

Hi! My name is Jessica Hall. I am so happy to have been given the opportunity to serve as children’s ministry director! I have been working in the nursery for about five years now and have loved every minute of it. It’s been so wonderful getting to know the families and watching the babies grow. I am so excited to get to interact with them beyond nursery age. My husband, Robert Connell, and I have two amazing little girls, Sadie who is seven and Charlie who is two. I am a teacher here at FUMC Preschool and have greatly enjoyed my time in that position. In my free time I love to bake! I graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts in Design. I have always had a love for children and have been blessed to have many opportunities to work with them in different capacities over the years. I have spent time as a nanny, a teachers aide, and a kid’s baking instructor to name a few. I am so thankful for this new opportunity and can’t wait to work with all of you more!

Minister Emeritus

Mitchell C. Murrow

Minister of Music

Jeffrey L. Ingle

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Church Treasurer

Suzie Robinson

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Church Cleaner

Amy Jones

Administrative Assistant

Sharon Willis

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Media and Communications Coordinator

Frazier Smith

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  August 2020  
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