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

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Rev. Chaloea Hale

Pastor of Congregational Care

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Rev. Bruce Griffith

Pastor and Director of Tillman House Resource Center

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Rev. Kathryn Davis

Pastor for Adult Education

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Ministry Directors

Kim Duggins

Director of Worship/Fine Arts

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Jono Moehlig

Director of Youth/Family Ministries

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Julia Shod

Director of Weekday Education

(Parents' Morning Out) Ext. 212

Amy Wallace

Modern Worship Leader

Linda Keeney

Director of Weekday Education (Preschool/Kindergarten)

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Administrative Staff

Kristen Sudduth

Chief of Staff /Director of Operations

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Jeremy Hawkins

Director of Facilites

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Jesse Davis

Director of Technology/ Production

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Rebecca Paul

Director of Hospitality and Volunteer Coordinator, Ext. 209

Shirley Westmoreland

Director of Communications

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Kristin Nelson

Director of Finance 

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Sue Elmore

Administrative Assistant

Shelia McBrayer

Membership Secretary and Receptionist

Our Beliefs

Contact Us

Contact Information

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

Service Times

Sunday Services
8:45AM Classic 
9AM Modern
11AM Traditional

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