First United Methodist welcomes new pastor

by Carla Bass City Editor

PastorPastor Brenda Lucas has been appointed by the Texas Methodist Conference to serve the congregations at First United Methodist Church and Smithland UMC. She comes to Jeff erson from her past appointment in Mt. Pleasant. She previously served 5 ½ years in Karnack and 6 years in Marshall, so she is well acquainted with the area.

She told her congregations, “I look forward to serving as your pastor for many years. I think that our time together can be very rewarding and very fruitful as we strive to serve our community and make a diff erence in the lives of those we meet.”

Pastor Brenda has been married to her husband, Steve, for 45 years. They are the parents of two grown sons and the grandparents to nine grandchildren. In addition, they raised a foster son along with their own sons until he turned 18. She also loves her pets and has three beautiful cats.

She extended an invitation by saying, “Our home is always…

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