Welcome to the First United Methodist Church of Jarrell Texas

Worship Times


10:30 Traditional Service.

Thank you for visiting. You are always welcome. The United Methodist Church has many doors through which people share in serving God and others. Whether you visit in person or online, we hope you discover something here to encourage you in your spiritual journey. Together we can open hearts, open minds and open doors.

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Rev. Bobby Fortner is a husband, father, and serves as a bivocational pastor for our congregation. Bobby is also in the automotive industry as a manager with the Garlyn Shelton Auto Group in Temple, Texas. He has been appointed with us since early 2020. His previous callings have led him to varied settings in West Texas as a senior pastor, youth pastor, and worship leader in his ministerial career that began in 2004. He has served at rural, small town, and suburban churches.

He is a graduate of South Plains College of Levelland, Texas, Wayland Baptist University receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Christian Ministry, and also achieved a Masters Degree from Wayland Baptist University in history with specializations in church history and the American Civil Rights Movement. Bobby attended Asbury Theological Seminary for some post graduate studies as well.

Bobby is married to his wife Bethany, and they have five children. Our pastor strives to entwine historical accuracy, Scriptural details, and modern day circumstances to biblical based preaching that is easy to understand.

When away from church, Pastor Bobby enjoys sports activities with the kids, powerlifting, and time with family and friends.

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About us

We are a family of believers in Jesus Christ that has the privilege of sharing God's love with our community and the world. And we are really excited about what God can to with and through us. Jesus came to save the least and the lost, and we recognize that we are among that number. So we welcome you, no matter who you are and where you have been. Please come join us as we transform the world one life at a time.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a community transformed by the love of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission

Our Mission is simple. To love God, love people, and be disciples of Jesus.