There’s a new Pastor at First United Methodist Church of Wewahitchka, located at 335 S. State 71 in Wewahitchka.

Pastor CJ Brown delivered his first sermon 11 a.m. CT last Sunday. CJ was born in central New York, grew up in a small town in Western Pennsylvania, and graduated from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, in 2014, with a BA in Christian Ministries. He completed his Masters in Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary in May of 2017. We are enthusiastic in welcoming CJ and his wife, Chelsey, to their first church assignment.

Chelsey was born in Dothan, grew up in Opp, Alabama, graduated from Huntingdon in 2011with a BA in Christian Education, served on staff at St. James UMC in Montgomery, and completed her MA in Spiritual Formation from Asbury in May. She is pursuing ordination as a Deacon and specializes in spiritual growth and discipleship.

Having both grown up in small towns, this vibrant young couple are looking forward to their ministry in our church and in Wewa. They enjoy cooking together, hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.