Pastor: Tom Pope
Phone: (321) 254-6364 Ext. 10
Shirley and I are excited to be appointed to St. Paul United Methodist Church. We have served churches in Southwest Florida, Central Florida and Northeast Florida. We consider it a privilege to serve here on Florida’s beautiful Space Coast.
We have three adult children and eight nearly perfect grandchildren. We enjoy camping, fishing and riding our motorcycle. Of course, we enjoy spending time at the beach with as many grandkids as we can muster.
I spent 6 years in the US Air Force enjoying duty stations in Orlando, Kadena, Okinawa, Guam, New Jersey and an Air Guard unit in Jacksonville. I received my Associate of Arts degree at Lake City Community College (now Florida Gateway College), the Bachelor of Arts degree from Southeastern University, the Master of Divinity Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Philosophy degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary. I also completed the course requirements for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Asbury Theological Seminary, but remain in that elusive “ABD” zone.
I have enjoyed various roles in ministry from being a youth minister, assistant pastor, senior pastor, interim pastor and higher education administrator. Each role has helped prepare me for every new leadership role. I look forward to serving this wonderful church and community with the gifts and graces God has entrusted to me.
Though Shirley and I are new to the Melbourne area, we feel as if we have come home. We are excited at what we see God doing through the church and are eager to become involved in all God is doing through the ministry of St. Paul’s. We are trusting that this chapter of our journey will prove to be the best yet.
Church Secretary: Darlene Armstrong
Phone: (321) 254-6364 Ext. 10
I am a child of God striving to serve our Lord and
Savior , through the church office of St. Paul’s. I came to St. Paul’s from
Wesley UMC in West Melbourne where I served as the Administrative Assistant for
five years. "May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and
the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all". 2 Corn. 13:14
Family and Children's Ministry: Chris White
Phone: (321) 254-6364 Ext. 13
I was born July 31, 1981 to Mark and Mary White in Gainesville Florida. I was
raised in Gainesville till 2nd grade where my father got transferred to Ocala. I
stayed in Ocala where I went to middle and High school. I graduated High School
in 2000 from St. John Lutheran Church & School. I went to CFCC for 2 years where
I officially felt my calling to the ministry field. I transferred to Florida
Christian College where I graduated in 4 years with a double major (youth and
family specialties & Bible) I worked for 4 years as a manager at Silver
Springs/Wild Waters Theme Park in Ocala. I’ve served as a youth minister at 3
previous churches (Grace Episcopal Church, Living Hope Community Church, First
United Methodist Church (intern)) in Ocala. On December 17, 2006 I started as
the full time youth pastor at St. Paul UMC.