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Rev. Dr. Roger L. Penn

The Rev. Dr. Roger Penn became our senior pastor on June 28th of 2016. He holds a BBA from Faulkner University, a M. Div. from Memphis Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio. Rev. Penn can be reached at 901-277-0167 or


Pastor Penn has served the following churches:

Mt. Vernon UMC, Memphis, Tennessee         1994-1997 (In Seminary)

McKendree UMC, West Paducah, Kentucky    1997-2002

Underwood UMC, Memphis, Tennessee         2002-2006

Trinity UMC, Memphis, Tennessee                2006-2010

First & Trinity UMC, Henderson, Tennessee   2010-2016

First United Methodist Church, Brownsville, Tennessee 2016 - Present



Elder in the United Methodist Church

Member of the Memphis Conference of the United Methodist Church

Certified Anger Management Specialist II

Certified Human Behavioral Specialist

Trainer for Living Free Ministries

Certified Moral Reconation Therapy Specialist

Certified Moral Reconation Therapy Specialist - Domestic Violence

Member of National Anger Management Association

Member of National Christian Counselor Association

Member of American Association of Christian Counselors

Member of International Fellowship of Police Chaplains

Member of East Mississippi Law Enforcement Chaplaincy

Rev. Sammy Tillman

Sammy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree  from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee and a Masters of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary. Sammy has served on staff of First United Methodist Church for seventeen years and coordinates the music, children & youth ministries.

Mrs. Wendy Doroff

Financial Administrator

Mrs. Michelle Tillman


Luke Churchill


Leslie Worrell


Ashley Richardson

Methodist Day School Director

Cooper Walker


Lynn Shaw