Meet the Ordained Pastors that have been called to serve at First United Methodist Allen.
“I have the great pleasure of serving First United Methodist Church as senior pastor, a role I don’t take lightly but with great excitement and dreams for helping to build the kingdom of God here and now.”
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…
Abe Smith is passionate about helping people connect to the tremendous love of Christ. As an Associate Pastor at FUMC Allen, he is responsible for developing community connections, cultivating ministry innovation, and encouraging life-giving ministries. Abe seeks to a beacon of hope, bringing out the best in others so that all people can live well, grow forward, and thrive in faith and life. Abe and his wife Amy have been married for over 20 years and have four children; Abigail,…
Director of Music Ministries
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.
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…