Regular Schedule
  • Prayer Meeting - Sanctuary
    – 8:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 9:00 AM
  • Morning Worship
    – 10:15 AM
  • Jr. High Youth
    – 5:00 PM
  • Children's Choir Practice
    – 5:00 PM
  • Youth Snack Supper
    – 6:00 PM
  • Sr. High Youth
    – 6:30 PM
  • Women's Small Group Study
    – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
  • Praise Band Practice
    – 5:00 PM
  • Prayer Meeting -Meeting Room
    – 6:00 PM
  • Bell's Rehearsal
    – 6:00 PM
  • High School Bible Study
    – 7:00 PM
  • Chancel Choir Practice
    – 7:00 PM
  • Men's Prayer and Fellowship Breakfast (Artesia General Hospital)
    – 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM
  • MOPS (1st and 3rd Thursdays)
    – 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Contact Us
First United Methodist Church
  • 500 W. Grand Ave.
    P. O. Box 1492
    Artesia, New Mexico 88210
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  • Phone 575-746-3535
    Fax 575-746-1624
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Monty Leavell

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I grew up in Texico, NM and was very active in 4-H and FFA.  After graduating from NMSU with a degree in Animal Science, I was pursing my dream of ranching.  However, God had other plans.  While workng on a ranch and serving in a small Methodist Church, I felt the call into ministry.  I attended Asbury Theological Seminary and received my Master of Divinity degree in 1993.  I've served three churches in the New Mexico and Northwest Texas Annual Conferences.  Philippians 3:7-12 is my favorite Scrpture because "I want to know Christ more."

Youth Minister

Russ Panzer

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I was born and raised right here in Artesia, and have belonged to FUMC Artesia my entire life!  This church family was an enormous part of my raising, and this youth group is where I originally felt my call to ministry and has nurtured that call ever since.  Because of that, I have a strong passion for this church and this entire community.  I graduated from Texas Tech University in May of 2013 and started as Youth Minister here in April of 2014.  God has given me a heart for people and spreading the Gospel!  I hope to show these youth how the Gospel impacts every area of our lives, and to help them experience the freedom and hope that is in Jesus Christ! 

Administrative Assistant

Teri Silva

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Choir Director

John Faulkner

John is currently serving the church as a choir director since 2013.  He also works for the Artesia Public Schools as a Band Director at the Junior High.  He has been married to Ruth Faulkner since 2010, and together they have two children, Lorelei (age 2), and Sebastian (4 months old).  In his free time, John likes to fish, golf, and watch movies, but most of all he likes to spend time with his family.

Psalm 105:2 "Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts.

Finance Secretary

Angela Lynch

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Revelation Ringers Director/Organist

Camille George - Florez

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Juan Muniz

It is an honor to keep all of the church facilities vacuumed and clean, particularly the recently renovated (late 2008) main Sanctuary. Everyone from the church I meet are kind and wonderful individuals!

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