About Us


For nearly 200 years, Smyrna First United Methodist Church created community and opportunities to know God and His love for all people. Our ministries and missions build spaces to learn more about God’s love for our communities and us. We live this out by allowing Jesus to guide our vision and loving the person in front of us. We invite you to be a part of this community, there is a place for you here!


Our Staff


Rev. Derek Porter

Senior Pastor

Rev. Chaloea Hale

Pastor of Congregational Care

Rev. Bruce Griffith

Pastor of Discipleship

Rev. Barbara Hatchell

Pastor of Senior Adult Ministries

Rev. Kathryn Davis

Pastor of Digital Campus

Ministry Directors

Kim Duggins

Director of Worship & Fine Arts

Jono Moehlig

Director of Youth Ministries

Marla Arnold

Director of Kids Ministries

Alan Nicely

Director of Tillman House & Global Missions

Amy Wallace

Modern Worship Leader

Pat Bishop

Preschool Director

Julia Shod

Parent's Morning Out Director

Jordan Curry

Children's Choir Director

Administrative Directors

Mark Chapman

Chief Financial Officer

Kristen Sudduth

Director of Communications

Jesse Davis

Director of Worship Technology

Shirley Westmoreland

Creative Director 

Jeremy Hawkins

Facilities Director 

Our Beliefs

Contact Us

Contact Information

(770) 436-4108
1315 Concord Rd.
Smyrna, GA 30080

Service Times

CLASSIC Service  
8:45 AM & 11 AM in the Sanctuary

MODERN Service  
8:55 AM in the Worship Center

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