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Welcome to


First United Methodist


We're glad you came!

Service Times

Early Sunday Morning

Traditional Service: 9:00AM


Contemporary Ten42 Service: 10:42AM

Social Hall

Sunday Morning Traditional Worship Service 11:00 AM


Our Location

107 12th Street W

Tifton, GA  31794

Ph. (229) 382-6100

Office Hours:

M-Th  8:30am - 5:00 pm

F         8:30am - 3:00pm

About Us

We are a church that is dedicated to serving others and serving God. This is the core of our vision and our mission.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a shout and connect with us.

A Message from our Pastor

"Welcome to our site! I am so glad that you are here. Take a look around to learn more about who we are as a church, our mission and vision for Christ, as well as information about how you can get involved in any of our events and minstries. We welcome you to come visit our church! If you have any questions at all, I would love to connect with you. I can be contacted by clicking here!"

Senior Pastor, Chip Grantham

Our Ministries

Working toward a better world.


Music Ministry


Children's Ministry


Youth Ministry


Recreation Ministry


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Our Awesome Team

Get to know the TFUMC staff

Rev. Chip Grantham


Senior Pastor

Chip Grantham has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Management from GA Tech, and a Masters of Divinity from Emory University.  He’s served on church staffs at Ingleside UMC (Macon), Northside UMC (Atlanta), and here as the Associate Minister for Youth and the Associate Minister from 91-97.  While he was here, he married his wife Stephanie, and they had their first daughter, Bailey.  After leaving us, they went to Montezuma UMC, where they had their second daughter, Marlyn.  Then they served the Upatoi and Box Springs Charge, and their last appointment was to Brooklet UMC. 


Chip has served and serves in numerous District and Conference responsibilities, and has continued his education beyond seminary as a participant in the National Institute in Christian Leadership, the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Catalyst, and the World Methodist Evangelism Institute.  He’s certified as a Stephen Ministries Trainer, a Wilderness First Responder, he’s certified in Managing a Rock Site, and in various leadership positions in Boy Scouts.  He enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, fishing, the outdoors, woodworking, and sports. 

Rev. Robby Paulk

Robby Paulk is our Associate Pastor

Angie Carr


Director of Music Ministries

Angie joined the Tifton FUMC staff in the Fall of 2006.  She has been working in full time church ministry since 1991.  Angie’s call in Music Ministry has been to build and re-build music programs and worship services in the local churches she has served.  Providing a variety of music and music groups, she hopes the message of the music is what draws others closer to the Lord. 

While most of her ministry has been in music, she has also held positions as Director of Christian Education, Youth and Children’s Ministries.  She is also called to her own Music Ministry of leading worship and music through Revivals, Camp Meetings, Retreats, and Worship Concerts.  She has released 5 recording of her own, and in 2017 released her first song titled “Where I Am Now”. 

She is a Music Education graduate of Lee University, and although she has been in the Methodist denomination all her life, she has led music and worship in various denominations across Georgia, Florida, and Alabama. 

In her spare time she loves spending time at the beach, playing softball, running, reading, travelling, and singing with bands providing music for receptions and special occasions. 

Angie began singing at a young age, she grew up on a farm in a Christian home, and has been in church all her life.  She answered the call to Church Ministry and to a relationship with the Lord at age 13, and has been singing, playing, or leading music ever since.  Her family is very important to her, and she travels to Donalsonville, Ga. every chance she gets to spend time with them. 

She is the youngest of 3 siblings, has lots of nieces and nephews, and 2 great nephews.  Her parents have been the greatest examples to her of the Christian faith lived out, and she is grateful for the ways God has blessed her family all these years. 

Annie Paulk

Director of Children's Ministries

Annie has been with us as Director of Children’s Ministries and Christian Education since January 2017. She has a B.S. in Sociology from North Georgia College and State University. Annie has been married to Rev. Robby Paulk for 14 years and they have two children; Austin (8) and Katherine (6). Annie has a heart for working with children and serving with others to educate, grow faith and make disciples in our next generation. In her spare time she enjoys going on adventures with her family and playing the Flute.

Sissy Martin

Sissy is our Church Hostess.

Sissy is married to Lamar, and they have 2 grown children; Matthew & Elizabeth.

Aaron McCalvin

Aaron is Director of Youth

Harris Tucker

Harris is Director of Media and TV and has been with us for 32 years and counting! He has 1 grown son.

Becky Rogers

Becky is our Organist

Rebecca (Becky) Rogers graduated summa cum laude from Shorter University in Rome, GA, with a Bachelor of Music Degree in piano performance and a minor in organ.  While in college, she performed in numerous concerts, including the International Youth Music Festival in Gratz, Austria.  She graduated valedictorian of her high school class and was selected to attend the Governor’s Honors Program at Wesleyan College in piano.  In addition, she took first place in piano in the State Literary Meet.  She has taught piano for the past 45 years in various cities and continues to run a private piano studio.  As full-time music teacher at Tiftarea Academy, she presently teaches all students pre-K through 5th grade.

Mrs. Rogers has also previously served as Organist and Director of Graded Choirs at Milledge Avenue Baptist Church in Athens, GA; Music and Youth Director of Ocilla Baptist Church in Ocilla GA; Church Pianist for First Baptist Church in Fitzgerald, GA; Organist and Children’s Choir Director at Arbor Baptist Church in Fitzgerald, GA; and Piano Instructor (private and class) at Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton, GA.

She is married to Richard Rogers.  They have 3 children, George, Mary Alice, and Sara Beth, and six grandchildren.

Kendra Gannaway

Kendra is our Pianist

Candace Darden

Candace is our Financial Secretary/Business Manager. Candace came to FUMC 3 years ago from CO & AZ, although she is originally from College Park, GA. She loves the challenges of a big church in a small town and hopes to stay “forever” in Tifton. A lifelong Methodist, she has worked in churches big and small for 35 years (even a Baptist!) She is the mother of 3 and grandmother of 4. She currently lives outside of Tifton and shares her home with CoCo and Wendell, two “mature” cats.

Debbie Minton

Debbie is our Church Secretary.

Upcoming Events

Come and get involved!

Classes:  Chimes/Bells, Boomwhackers, Percussion, Drama, Sign Language,  Music Games, Recorders, Guitar

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Traditional 11:00 Worship

Ten42 Contemporary Worship