Pastoral Staff

Pastoral Staff

Meet the Ordained Pastors that have been called to serve at First United Methodist Allen.
Senior Pastor

Mary Beth Hardesty-Crouch

Rev. Hardesty-Crouch has a passion for collaborating with others to create life-giving, dynamic worship experiences that draw worshipers into a joyful encounter with the living God. She is a gifted preacher storyteller who loves the work of crafting a message that proclaims the Good News at the crossroads between the biblical narrative and our everyday lives. Mary Beth loves mission work, partnering with local elementary schools, food pantries or homeless ministries. She also enjoys short-term mission trips, most recently digging water wells…
Associate Pastor

Rev. Jessica Wright

Jessica Wright serves as Associate Pastor at First United Methodist Church Allen. She is responsible for coordinating missions and community advocacy opportunities as well as mentoring and empowering young adults. Jessica became a Christian through a hamburger (and an amazing community) at a Wesley Foundation. She believes sharing food and our stories can help all of us become rooted in the greatest story of all – God’s great love for us in Jesus Christ. Fun Facts: Jessica served as a…
Director of Music Ministries

Rev. Rusty King

Rusty strives to train and rehearse all groups so that they are each able to give their very best to God, the audience of one.
Welcoming Ministries/Evangelism

Rev. Maxie Moore

Maxie Moore is the FUMC Allen Associate Pastor in charge of our Welcoming Ministries. She leads our Hospitality Team who strives to extend radical hospitality to everyone who walks through the doors of our church.  She also supports our Community Connect Team which seeks to equip all church members to be evangelists and develop relationships with our community. Maxie has a passion for teaching and, especially, for leading Disciple Bible Study. Maxie and her husband, George, have two daughters and…