As Pastor of Edwardsville UMC, let me welcome you and express how glad I am that you chose to come and visit our website. I believe that connection to the church is about relationships and transformation of our lives by Jesus Christ. I want to establish relationships with those who come through our doors. As you develop relationships with those who gather here, I hope that you will come to establish a relationship with Jesus Christ. A relationship with Jesus Christ shapes every other relationship in our life. Our mission is to have each person grow in Christ and make Christ known. This mission invites us to have a relationship with Christ and to get to know others that we may make Jesus known to them. When we allow ourselves the opportunity to have a relationship with Christ, we will be transformed by his presence in our lives.
I have been a life-long Christian and have served the church for 28 years and this service has afforded me the opportunity to make and create many long-lasting relationships – relationships that have been blessed because of our mutual relationship with Jesus Christ. I hope that you will consider joining us for worship, join us in study and service that you may grow in your relationship with Christ and help us to make Christ known to others.