St. Paul's is a family of individuals that have found hope in Jesus, and simply want as many people as possible to experience that same freedom
We know that attending a church service for the first time can be a scary thing. At St. Paul's, you can expect friendly and authentic people, engaging and relevant music and compelling preaching from the Bible. You will leave encouraged.
The staff and leadership here at St. Paul's is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them and say "hello."
R. B. has been in the ministry since 1983, previously pastoring churches in Homer, LA, before being appointed to St. Paul's in 2018. R.B. and his wife, Millie, are a wonderful asset to our leadership.
"I have many loves," says R.B. "I love the Lord, my family, my dog, Sugar Bear. I love golf, at least the way I play golf, hunting, fishing, swimming, hiking, and scuba diving... all in an effort to find my lost golf balls."
Lori has been at St. Paul's since July 2019. She's an online student at Asbury Theological Seminary where she's pursuing a Master's of Divinity. She was previously an Assistant Youth Leader for six years and the Lead Pastor for two churches for the past three years.
"My favorite part of being in ministry is sharing the love of Jesus and forming lasting relationships with others."
Curry is not only a parent of teens at St. Paul's, but he's also very involved in the Youth leadership here. Curry is committed to the students of St. Paul's and has dedicated his time through leadership events, and being there for the youth with activities, lessons and a sounding board.
"I have a heart for teens, and I want to show them how much God loves them."
Jill has been in Children's Ministry for nearly 20 years. Her goal is to lead children to a relationship with Jesus Christ through children's sermons, group activities, mission projects and Confirmation classes.
"Children bring an absolute joy to my heart! I love teaching the kids about Jesus!"
Jay is accomplished professionally, teaching English at ULM and abroad, as well as musically. A church musician for 45+ years, Jay skillfully plays organ, piano and leads our talented chancel choir.
"I love serving the Lord through music. I believe praise is best given through song."
Jordan has been performing as a musician throughout Louisiana and nearby states since he was a teen. He and his wife, Stacey, often sing together, including some of Jordan's own compositions.
"Praise and worship is what I grew up singing. I love leading music and love the people of St. Paul's even more."
Kathy is at the core of central hub of St. Paul's: the church office. She helps pair inquiries with answers, organize the administrative needs of the church and greets visitors with a friendly smile.
"I enjoy using my skills to help the people and visitors of St. Paul's; I love working here!"
Steven has been involved with youth ministry for five years now at St. Paul's. Our retreat ministry brought him into the Youth Director position as well as his passion for the Retreat and Family ministries.
"My passion is serving others and encouraging our youth to be involved and engaged with community and service. One thing is for certain, we provide a safe place for each youth to have a good time, hear a message of encouragement and experience the love of Jesus!"
Kathy has been a member of St. Paul's most of her adult life and participates in many ministries here and serves on the staff as Financial Secretary. Her passion is serving others and she organizes most of the service ministries with which St. Paul's works.
"I can't think of a better place to work than at the church that I love so much!"
When you first come into the church, look for the Welcome Desk in the lobby we call a Narthex. We'd love to show you around and introduce you to our pastors. If you'd like your baby to be in a calm, loving nursery, we'll help you check your child in safely and help you find a seat, whether it's for worship or Sunday school. Our worship services are about an hour long and, at 10 am, we have engaging groups (Sunday School) for all ages - children up through adults.
On Sundays at 9 am, we have a traditional services with historic hymns, responsive readings, a special children's time where children are invited down to hear a special message just for them, a powerful biblical message and special music performed by our Chancel Choir. Loving nursery care is available for all worship services for infants through age 3. Come a few minutes early - we have a check-in program for your child's safety.
On Sundays at 11 am, we have a service with a vibrant worship experience with a biblical message, a special children's time where children are invited down to hear a special message just for them, and great music led by our worship band. Loving nursery care is available for all worship services for infants through age 3. Come a few minutes early - we have a check-in program for your child's safety.
We have groups for all ages, no matter where you are in life. For those with children, we provide a safe check-in system for your child's safety. When visiting for the first time come a little early, you can go to the Welcome Desk and they will help you check your child into our system, where your child will get a name tag and you'll get a matching tag. One of the volunteers will then lead your child to their room. Once Sunday School is over, you will return to the kitchen/ fellowship area and show your tag in order for your child to be released back to you.
On Wednesday evenings during the school year, we offer a meal for families for a small fee ($4 per person with a $12 family cap; students eat free) starting at 5:15 pm. From 6-6:30 pm, we have an evening service for adults, called "Vespers," and classes for children and youth.
The heart of children's ministry at our church is to teach kids about who God is and how His word applies to our lives in creative and memorable ways. Through engaging teaching, supportive environments, and small classes, we guide kids towards a better understanding of how much God loves them.
We know that middle and high school students are busier than ever. Our goal is to create a great place in the midst of their busy weeks where they can come together and hang out, develop some deep friendships and encounter the Living God.
Grow in faith, relationship and community. We believe that learning and asking questions about our faith is how we grow. Young or old, single or married, man or woman - we have a group for you!
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St. Paul's began in 1952 after members of First Methodist Church in downtown Monroe saw the population of the city moving northward. Its humble start saw the church meeting in Georgia Tucker School, under oak trees in Forsythe Park, Lexington Elementary School, and finally in 1953, its home at 1901 Lexington Avenue.
St. Paul's is a neighborhood church that is here for those who live in Monroe. With active children's and youth groups, as well as opportunities for adults in various stages of life, St. Paul's is a caring, united group of believers. Only through getting together will we grow fully in the grace and acceptance to be found in Jesus.
What does this mean for you? Most importantly, you’re always welcome at St. Paul's. Wherever you’re at in your faith journey, you’ll always be accepted as part of the St. Paul's family.
Tradition: As United Methodists, we value the spiritual disciplines and take an intentional approach to growing in faith. John Wesley and early Methodists invited people to grow in their knowledge and love of God through Christian living.
Scripture: We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words. We study the Scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences with others, we remember John Wesley's approach, "in essentials, unity; in non-essentials liberty; in all things, charity."
Experience: By "experience," we mean especially the "new life in Christ" which is ours as a gift of God's grace. Only through practicing community will we grow fully in the grace an knowledge to be found in Jesus. We don't only place an emphasis on Christian living, but also in the understanding of God's saving grace.
Reason: We believe we read and interpret Scripture with reasoning and the Holy Spirit's leading. By reason we ask questions of faith and seek to understand God's will for our lives. We place emphasis on Christian living and putting faith and love into action.