leadership

Meet Our Staff

Joe Barber

Pastor

Joe and his wife, Tori, joined our staff in June 2019. Joe and Tori truly have servant hearts and our church and community is blessed to have them in it.

Jane Livingston

Financial Secretary & Administrative Assistant 

Jane 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, and are proud grandparents of Anderson.

Mitchell Crawford

Director of Music

Mitchell joined our staff in July 2018 and previously served as the Director of Music at Arbor Grove Church in Houston, Mississippi, for four years. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi State University. He is now the Director of Choral Activities at Jefferson Middle School as well as Assistant Director at Columbia High School in Columbia. 

Kelly Langford

Director of Children's Activities

Kelly serves as our church’s Director of Children’s Activities. She earned her Bachelor of Music Education 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.

Joshua Peoples

Organist

Joshua serves as 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 CUMC since July 2013.

Oliver McQueen

Church Custodian 

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

Angie Nichols

Nursery

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.