Jim Shepherd

I answered God's call to ministry as a college freshman on September 20, 1971 and I have been active in ministry ever since.  I have pastored churches in Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma, and I was the Vice President of Student Affairs (1983-1986) and President (1989-1997) of Randall University in Moore, Oklahoma.  After serving as pastor of Goodrich Memorial United Methodist Church in Norman, Oklahoma for ten years, I was appointed to serve Sulphur and the Sulphur United Methodist Church in June 2017.

April and I have a blended family of three daughters, two sons, eleven grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter.  We love hiking, fishing, kayaking, and biking.  I love writing and you can follow my weekly column, Reflections, in the Sulphur Times-Democrat.

Administrative Assistant

Lynda Carr

Lynda and Ken became a part of the SUMC family in 2016, and they have been active members since then.  She became the coordinator of the church's God's Harvest food pantry in 2017.  Lynda (saxaphone) and Ken (trumpet) are accomplished musicians and they are a part of the church's worship team.  Her passion is serving the kingdom of God through her church by helping others.

A graduate of Garland (TX) High School, Lynda went on to a career in fast food restaurant management.  Her interests include quilting, needlework, music, fishing, kayaking, and camping.  Lynda and Ken have 6 children, 17 grandchildren, and a great-grandchild on the way.

AweStruck Director

Janet Kirby

Music Director

Mary Lou Heltzel