Please welcome our newly appointed pastor, Joe Barber.

Joe and his wife, Tori, joined our church in June of 2019. We are excited for this new chapter of our church to begin.

To email the pastor click HERE.

Financial secretary & admin. assistant

Jane Livingston serves as the church's Financial Secretary and Administrative Assistant to the pastor.  Jane coordinates the daily operations of the church office.  She is married to Gene, and they have two children, Susan and Tim.  They are proud grandparents of Anderson.

You can email Jane by clicking HERE

Director of Music

Mitchell Crawford joined our Staff in July  2018.  Mitchell previously served as the Director of Music at Arbor Grove Baptist Church in Houston, MS, for four years.  He is excited to serve our church and looks forward to seeing what God has in store for the music ministry at CUMC. You can email Mitchell by clicking HERE.


Kelly Langford serves as our church’s Director of Children’s Activities. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Mississippi State University. Kelly taught school music for seven years in Rankin County and almost twenty years in Morton. She currently teaches music at Conehatta Elementary School. Kelly and her husband David have been married for over twenty years and have one son, Jack, who attends Mississippi State University. 


Kelly leads our children’s choir on Sunday evenings and children’s Bible time on Wednesday evenings during the school year. During summer, she leads Vacation Bible School and Terrific Tuesdays. If you have questions or would like to help with any of the programs or activities, please feel free to email her HERE


Joshua Peoples is our church organist.  He is a 2015 graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in communication and a concentration in public relations. He has served as pianist at Faith Missionary Baptist Church (Philadelphia), First Baptist Church of Carthage and Sebastopol Baptist Church.  

Joshua has been the organist here at Carthage United Methodist Church since July 2013.

You can contact Joshua via mobile phone at 601-519-1620 or email him HERE


Oliver McQueen is our church's faithful and wonderful custodian. He ensures that our historic buildings and beautiful campus continue to look their best.


Angie Nichols serves as our church's nursery coordinator. She ensures that our children receive wonderful care and enjoy playing, watching videos, and looking at books. She cares for all children up the age 3.