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Welcome to First United Methodist Church

The Staff Parish Relations committee is pleased to announce Ken Irby will be the next Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Gonzales. Ken and his wife Kay will be joining us in July. They have two sons Seth and Nathan, with their extended families in Baton Rouge and South Carolina. Ken is a Dallas, Texas, native, a graduate of Candler School of Theology, Emory University (Masters of Divinity) and Oral Roberts University (BA in Religious Education).

Ken has served as Sr. Pastor at Broadmoor UMC in Shreveport for nine years, at University UMC on the LSU campus for ten years, and also served Churches in Lafayette, Amite, Luling, and Slidell. Ken’s current position is as our UMC Baton Rouge District Superintendent.

As the virus sequestration allows, we will be arranging Church-wide activities in the coming months to welcome Ken and Kay, as well as show our appreciation to Steve and Diane.

Mike Hayes
FUMC Gonzales SPR Chairperson




First UMC of Gonzales offers several Worship experiences. Whether you are interested in Contemporary Worship, Traditional Worship or Children's Worship you are warmly welcomed and invited.

Want to learn more about FUMC of Gonzales? Visit our About FUMC links and be sure to check out the history of this great church and take a peek of our beautiful stained glass windows too!

If you are not in our area but would still like to get involved with First UMC we offer an exciting web ministry that is used to inform, educate and inspire.

Visit our 'Worship at FUMC' pages and if you have any questions please feel free to Contact Us via our online form or give us a call at 225.647.4678.

We hope to see you soon!

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