Staff

  • 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

    us.

  • 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

    Organist


  • 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


  • Jennifer Petty

    Director of Children's MInistries

    Jennifer joined our staff in December of 2021. She studied Child and Family Development at Georgia Southern University and has worked in numerous positions serving children and their families. She and her husband, Derek Petty, have an 18-month-old daughter, Kate, and can usually be found spending time on the church playground.


  • Lanie Long

    Financial Secretary & Office Administrator


  • Lynn Parker

    Treasurer & Office Administrator


  • Marilyn McCranie

    Nursery

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  • Otis Miller

    Custodian

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