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About Our Church

First Church of Lucedale

Since November of 1899 when a body of believers began a Christian ministry today known as First Church of Lucedale, a place of worship has been provided for God-seekers.

Our mission is to seek the Lord and the lost. This involves a strong personal relationship so that we may reach out to those who need a Savior. Discipleship is the focus of ministry to those who become a part of our church family. It is important that the Word be at the center of our teaching as believers fellowship, study, learn, and grow together in a small group setting as well as corporate worship. As we are nurtured, we become persons who are then equipped to serve and minister to our neighbors, remembering the world is our parish.

As a caring, sharing, Word-centered congregation, we welcome you to experience the love and fellowship of God's wonderful people.

Pastor Rev. David Newton

I consider myself blessed beyond words to serve as a minister in Christ’s Church! After graduating from Georgia State University with a BBA in Marketing I worked for FedEx for just over a year prior to enrolling and graduating from The Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master of Divinity. I have a passion for seeing those without Christ to join believers and grow in discipleship as the Holy Spirit of God dwells within. For the past twenty years I have served as a missionary with the Methodist Church of Nicaragua in addition to domestic missions. Service beyond the local church includes involvement with the Lucedale Rotary and the George County Long Term Recovery Committee (Disaster Response). My wife Amanda is a native of Missouri and has served as a Christian Education Director at a congregation, the GulfCoast Marine Lab as an instructor and author of a Coral Reef Curriculum. She has home schooled each of our children with an emphasis on imparting the faith handed down to us. Amanda designed a course of study to fit each child and made sure they had a firm foundation in music. Our eldest son, Wesley, is a public defender for Maricopa County, Arkansas. Natalie is employed with Freddie Mac and lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Mimi lives in Gautier and is the parent of our first grandchild. Lydia is in a Master's program in the Eastman School of Music at Rochester, NY., John, age 18, has a interest in natural sciences and anything outdoors unless playing guitar. My hobbies and interest include music, outdoor activities and reading good books. I look forward to serving Christ with you, reaching those without hope and nurturing members from the cradle throughout life as followers. Rev. David Newton

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First Church of Lucedale

Pastor Rev. David Newton

Youth Director Annie Hillman

Children's Pastor Chrissy Jordan

Music Director Donna Bragg

Pianist Patricia Henderson

Food Pantry Director DeWanta Platt

Nursery Director Sue Brown

Nursery Supervisor Missy Whites

Church Secretary Marilyn Massey

Financial Administrator Melissa Havard

Custodian Mike Henderson

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