Icy roads, sidewalks, and parking lots on Sunday morning. Please use extreme caution!

Although several other downtown churches are remaining closed due to ice in parking lots and sidewalks, we have decided to open as scheduled for those who want to come to worship.

Please be aware of icy conditions in parking lots and on sidewalks, and use extreme caution in getting into the church from your cars. 

While temperatures are expected to be above freezing in the morning, we do value your safety above all. If there is any question whether it is safe for you to come to church,

please feel free to join us online via live stream as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of our Media Ministry bringing Sunday morning worship to you on just such occasions!

Click here to join the live stream of Children First at 9:45  

Click here to join our Traditional Sanctuary worship service, beginning at 11:00 am.

Click here to join the live stream of our eleven:eleven celebration nontraditional service, beginning at 11:11 am.

Click here to download or view a PDF of the Worship Bulletin for each service; look for the link just  beneath each service!


Dr. Lamar E. Smith

Part time Associate Pastor, Evangelism

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Dr. Lamar E. Smith answered the call to the ministry for these reasons: “My love of people, my love for the Methodist Church, and my respect for my parents, for whom the ministry and church were vitally important.  I appreciate the opportunities to serve people on some of the most important days of their lives.”

Lamar has a passion for travel, visiting Israel seven times, and 29 other countries.  He also enjoys reading and golf.  One of his favorite quotes is by Mark Twain, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born, and the day you find out why.”

Born in Jasper, Texas, Lamar grew up in Mineola, graduating from high school there and continuing to Texas Wesleyan University and Perkins School of Theology at SMU.  He was the sixth of eight children and loved being part of a large family.  He has three children: Dell Smith Wood, L. Edward Smith II and E. Hudgens Smith.