Pastor and Susan

Susan & Pastor Mike

Caring Makes a Difference!

God cares. That is an experience we like share at First United Methodist of Watauga. Worshiping God, learning who God is and who we are, and living in the world with God’s light shining through us is what we are about. If you are about these things, then maybe First United Methodist is a place you might call home.

Welcome to our website. Here you will find we are, what’s happening, and how we are growing in Christ. Our faith walk is all about following Jesus. Discover how Jesus is transforming us as Jesus is transforming the world. First United Methodist is a warm and vital people. We are filling snack packs for children at neighborhood schools. Our Youth take a week each summer to travel in mission caring for people who cannot care for themselves. At Christmas we care for families in our neighborhood with food and gifts. And throughout the year we care for one another in personal faith, fellowship and trials. We are reaching out to share the good news of Jesus Christ.

My name is Mike Love. As Pastor, I am serving in my 7th year. I asked Jesus into my heart when I was 12 years old. My pastor said that I was created for a God purpose. I thought that sermon was preached for me. Coming forward to the altar that day, I dedicated myself to God’s purpose. Oh, I have my days of straying. And yet, God welcomes me home. In my late 30s and early 40s God reminded me about a calling I heard at a young age. Let me tell you about God’s power of grace and mercy. My wife, Susan, and I have been married 34 years. We have three children, our daughter Katie and her husband Bryan, our son Mike; Oh and most important, two grandchildren.

You have been created by God to live out your life in God’s purpose. Like the disciples in Jesus time, we first learn to follow. Then we discover God purpose in our lives, and we discover the rich incredible depth, breadth, height, and length of God’s love. God loves you beyond your imagination. We consider it a great privilege to walk with you in your faith walk. May we have the privilege to worship God with you?

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Pastor Mike and Susan


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