Pastor Jim

AN INVITATION FROM OUR PASTOR AND HIS WIFE, JIM & LYNNE BATCHELOR  

Welcome to the Loxley United Methodist Church, a growing church in a growing community. We believe when our church doors swing open, they are the arms of God reaching out to welcome you into His house. As mentioned, we are a growing church, and along with growth comes activity and CHANGE. As you can see on our website we have a lot going on and a few brand new ministries always getting started. We have all been given gifts from God, so let’s get together and discover these gifts/ministries as a family. 

We invite you to visit us and to worship with us as we celebrate God’s love together. It is our hope that you prayerfully consider the Loxley United Methodist Church while you are searching for a church home. However, we do encourage you to get involved in a “Bible preaching – Bible teaching church”, if not here, somewhere. We would love to have you become part of our church family. 

My wife and I were appointed to the Loxley United Methodist Church in June of 1998. We Moved to this area from Lillian, Alabama, where I was an assistant to the minister and also the youth director at the Lillian UMC. Prior to the call into the ministry, I worked as a glazer (glass installer) in construction for 25 years, in Houston, Texas and here on the gulf coast of Florida and Alabama. My wife Lynne is currently retired. We have two children, our son Josh and our daughter Holly. We are blessed with many grandchildren. 

We were received with open arms and have felt like a part of the family from the start. Our church is very family oriented and Biblically based. We feel blessed to be here. We look forward to worshipping with you and getting to know you as we work to build God’s Kingdom together. Philippians 4:13