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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


First United Methodist



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Our Awesome Team

Get to know the TFUMC staff

Rev. Chip Grantham

Chip Grantham is a graduate of Tattnall Square Academy in Macon, GA. He graduated from GA Tech with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management, and then earned his Masters of Divinity at Emory. He’s served on church staffs at Ingleside UMC (Macon), Northside UMC (Atlanta), and First UMC (Tifton). While an Associate Minister at Tifton, he married Stephanie Strickland of Roberta, and they had their first daughter, Bailey. In 1997, they moved to Montezuma UMC, where they had their second daughter, Marlyn.

Rev. Robby Paulk

Rev. Paulk is our Assoiate Pastor and has been with us for 1 year. He is married to Annie and they have 2 children, a son and a daughter.

Angie Carr

Angie is our Director of Music Ministry, and has been with us for 10 years!

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 talented Organist, and has been with us for 7 years and counting!


Aaron McCalvin

Aaron is our Director of Youth and College Ministries. He is married to his wonderful wife Emily and has 3 children.

Lauren Fresh

Lauren is our Preschool Director. She is Married to Eddie Fresh and has 2 boys.

Annie Paulk

Annie is our Children's Director.  She is married to our Associate Pastor, Rev. Robby Paulk.  They have 2 children.

Sissy Martin

Sissy is our Church Hostess.

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

Debbie Minton

Debbie is our Church Secretary.

MaraDare Day

MaraDare is our Recreation Director.

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.

Upcoming Events

Come and get involved!

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

Event Calendar

Current Sermon Videos

Traditional 11:00 Worship

Ten42 Contemporary Worship