17 Churches

Of The Cumberland County United Methodist Parish.

Parish Ministers

Check below for contact information for the United Methodist minister near you.

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Burkesville

Burkesville First United Methodist Church renovated the sanctuary and then built a new fellowship hall.

Red Banks

Red Banks United Methodist Church built a new sanctuary during 2007.

ER Ministries

ER Ministries repairs homes and God touches lives during our summer mission outreach projects Come Join Us!

Zimbabwe Trip

Brothers Tom Wilson lead a mission trip to Zimbabwe in February 2014 enabling ministers and establishing new churches in the country.

Youth Rallies

Non-denominational youth gatherings are a monthly happening in Cumberland County. Youth meet for fellowship and worship at different area churches.

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Cumberland County, Burkesville, KY 42717

  • Come Join Us Sunday at any of our 17 United Methodist Churches!
  • Cumberland County is located in South Central Kentucky...
  • Between Lake Cumberland and Dale Hollow Lake.
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About Us

The Parish:

The Cumberland County Parish is a coalition of 17 United Methodist Churches located in Cumberland County in south-central Kentucky. The Parish seeks to work cooperatively together in ministry to the County. The 17 churches of the Parish are served by 11 pastors.

Our Outreaches:

The Feed My Sheep Food Pantry is a Christian Organization dedicated to providing free food items to persons struggling with economic crisis.  The Food Pantry is funded entirely by donations from churches, private individuals, commercial organizations, and civic groups.  The Feed My Sheep Food Pantry is entirely staffed by volunteers and has no paid employees. Click the link in the first sentence for more information on Feed My Sheep.

ER Ministries: Beginning 2003, the Cumberland County Parish sent groups of youth and adults to conduct home repair missions. In the beginning the trips were to Service Over Self (SOS) in Memphis, Tennessee, where the teams repaired homes for residents there. Youth roofed, painted, rebuilt bathrooms and kitchens, and made other repairs. Since 2007, our youth and adults put their talents and resources to work right here at home in Cumberland County Kentucky. Through Eternal Restoration Ministries (ER Ministries), the willing hands and hearts that God uses touches many lives. Click here to learn more about ER Ministries.

Related Elements:

Cumberland County also has a United Methodist Opportunity Store located on Keen Street in south Burkesville. The store is operated by the United Methodist Mountain Mission.

Ministers and the Churches Served:


personel bio pic(R. Thomas Wilson): Pastor of Burkesville First United Methodist Church and Highland Chapel United Methodist Church. Both located in Burkesville, KY.

P.O. Box 361
137 Spring Lane
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270)864-4381 - (Home)
(270)864-3118 - (Office - BUMC)
rtwilson1@bellsouth.net


personel bio pic(Taylor Evans): Pastor of Marrowbone United Methodist Church and Grider United Methodist Church. Both churches are located on KY-90 West, also known as Glasgow Rd in Cumberland County

28 Ellis Rd
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270)864-3430


personel bio pic(Joe Summers): Pastor of Palestine United Methodist Church.

1558 Grider Hill Dock Rd
Albany, Ky 42602
(606)387-6042
joe.summers2508@gmail.com


personel bio pic(David McCarty): Pastor of Rose of Sharon United Methodist Church and Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church.

1492 Fairgrounds Rd
Albany, Kentucky  42602
(606) 387-5102
brodavemcc@gmail.com


personel bio pic(Jim Powell): Pastor of the Parrish Chapel United Methodist Church, and Seminary United Methodist Church.

2805 Allens Creek Rd
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270)864-4175


personel bio pic(Nickie Richards): Pastor of Liberty United Methodist Church.

P.O. Box 7061
187 Austin Scott Rd
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270)433-5833
njccm5@hotmail.com


personel bio pic(Charles Huddleston): Pastor of Red Banks United Methodist Church.

1520 Poplar Grove Road
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270)433-5893
chudd@duo-county.com


personel bio pic(Willena Hale): Pastor of Jones Chapel United Methodist Church.

P.O Box 667
Tompkinsville, KY 42167
(270)649-1097
willatmv@gmail.com


personel bio pic(Sam Appleby): Pastor of Leslie United Methodist Church and Smiths Grove United Methodist Church.

168 Old N 61 Loop Rd
Burkesville, KY 42717
(270)433-5397
(270) 406-3600 (cell)

applebyjr.raymond@yahoo.com


personel bio pic(Rita Rhinehart): Pastor of Sugar Grove United Methodist Church.

507 Johnny Hardy Rd
Breeding, KY 42715
(270) 378-5396
the_manna_news@yahoo.com


personel bio pic(James Allen Smith): Pastor of Providence United Methodist Church and Dutch Creek United Methodist Church.

1106 Davis Chapel Rd
Alpha, KY 42603
(606) 688-1055
jallens0614@yahoo.com


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Monthly "Uprising Youth Rallies". Check back to this webpage for the date and location of each event -- non-denominational.

The Cumberland County Ministerial Associate sponsors Christmas Food Baskets to those in need each season. Be prayerful and support this ministry.

Coming in the summer of 2018, ER Ministries will be repairing homes and God will be changing lives June 20-June 23. Click here to learn more.