Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at FUMC  is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Rev. Dr. tommy jennings

    pastor

    I joined Philadelphia FUMC in July 2021. We are blessed with two grown children and one grandchild. My undergraduate degree was focused on Psychology, and my doctorate degree was focused on Biblical Interpretation and Proclamation. Both my master and doctorate degrees were received from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. 


    E-mail: tommy@phillyfirstumc.org

    (601) 656-1376

  • BEN LARSEN

    Director of student ministries

    Ben is our Director of Student Ministries and joined our staff in August 2021.


    E-mail: ben@phillyfirstumc.org

    (601) 656-1376

  • patt fiedler

    Director of music

    E-mail: pfiedler@phillyfirstumc.org

    (601) 656-1376

  • Jill byars

    director of children's ministries

    E-mail: jbyars@phillyfirstumc.org

    (601) 656-1376

  • sheila bount

    office manager

    Sheila Blount is the Office Manager for the church. Sheila has been a valuable part of this church's ministry since 1996. She and her husband, Joey, have two sons, John (Anna) and Joseph, and one grandchild, John Travis. If you have a question, ask Sheila!


    E-mail: sblount@phillyfirstumc.org

    (601) 656-1376

  • Carla davis

    director of weekday Children's Ministry

    Carla is the director of our Weekday Children's Ministry (daycare) program and joined our staff in July 2021.


    E-mail: carla@phillyfirstumc.org

    (601) 656-1417