• Pastor Ann Mann

    What a privilege to serve as pastor to the people of Barnesville First United Methodist

    Church and the surrounding community. My husband Kim and I were born in Alabama. Even so,

    we have lived in Georgia longer than we have lived anywhere else, moving here in 1984 shortly

    after we married.

    My full-time ministry began in 2009 when I answered my call from God. Prior to my

    time in ministry, I enjoyed a 20-year career in broadcasting, including five years at CNN, and 12

    years at Fox 5 in Atlanta, Georgia. You might say I am still telling stories. Now I share the

    greatest story ever told, the story of a Savior who loves us, and longs to be in relationship with


  • Joan Thomas

    Director of Choir

    Joan joined us in December 2021. Joan brings a lot of experience and talent to the church. She was the choral director at Pike County Middle School and the Director of Choirs and Ensembles at Gordon State College.  She directs the Acclamation Community Choir sponsored by the Thomaston-Upson Arts Council. She has been in many theatre productions such as Mame, Fiddler on the Roof, and most recently Steel Magnolias.

  • Wayne Cook


  • Jan Baker

    Hand Bell Choir Director

    Jan Baker has led the handbell choirs for 25 years. Originally from Philadelphia, she married her high school sweetheart, Jeff Baker. They have three daughters (Julie still plays in the handbell choir!) and three grandsons.  

  • Dr. Ann Jones

    Director of Youth Ministries

  • Lanie Long

    Financial Secretary & Office Administrator

  • Lynn Parker

    Treasurer & Office Administrator

    Lynn joined our staff in June 2012 as the Treasurer. Her duties have grown to include those of Office Administrator. She graduated the University of Georgia in 1994 with a degree in Animal Science and a minor in business. She and her husband Sean Parker, have 3 children, Gabe, Garrett and Gracen Aly. They enjoy spending time with their family on their farm and camping.

  • Marilyn McCranie


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  • Jesse Miller

    Audio/Video Technician

    Miriam has recently joined the staff as our custodian. Welcome Miriam!

  • Miriam Arreola


    Miriam recently joined our staff in February. Welcome Miriam