Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in Florissant, Missouri

Pastor: Pray for Ferguson

Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in Florissant, Missouri

BY JEFF FINLEY

The media depictions of Ferguson, Missouri, don’t reflect what life is like for many residents of this northern St. Louis suburb of 21,000 people, according to Pastor Tim Grimmett of the Open Door Community Church in neighboring Florissant.

The Open Door (previously known as the New Halls Ferry Free Methodist … Read more...

Bishop David Roller and Superintendent Ron Balzer

“Well Lived”- Lessons from Ron & Tammy Balzer

Bishop David Roller and Superintendent Ron Balzer

BY BISHOP DAVID ROLLER

Ron and Tammy, along with their prized granddaughter Hayleigh, were caught, about 30 hours ago, in a horrific traffic accident. All three died, along with another person. The drama of the accident, the pathos of the fragility of life, sucks us in, wanting to rush to the headlines and scream out “Why?!” But if … Read more...

Ron and Tamra Balzer visit the Sea of Galilee in 2011. (Facebook.com)

Superintendent, Wife, Granddaughter Killed in Crash

Ron and Tamra Balzer visit the Sea of Galilee in 2011. (Facebook.com)

UPDATE: Click here for a tribute from Bishop David Roller with information on giving to the Balzer scholarship find. 

New South Conference Superintendent Ron Balzer and his wife, Conference Administrator Tamra Balzer, were killed Sunday evening (Aug. 10) during a collision on Interstate 75 near Valdosta, Georgia. According to news reports, the Balzers’ 3-year-old … Read more...

the Hatmaker family (Courtesy of HGTV)

Hatmakers debut on HGTV

the Hatmaker family (Courtesy of HGTV)

A Free Methodist family is starring in its own reality television show on popular cable network HGTV.

Austin New Church Lead Pastor Brandon Hatmaker and his wife, popular author Jen Hatmaker, are featured with their five children on the series “My Big Family Renovation,” which premiered Aug. 7. The series chronicles the Hatmaker family as they sell their … Read more...

Pension Plan Update

There will be changes made to the Defined Benefit Plan for participating employees effective January 1, 2015. Click here to view details.… Read more...