Amazing UMC Heroes artwork by Troy Dossett, United Methodist Communications
Amazing UMC heroes of The United Methodist Church
In the spring of 2018 we put out a call for church members to nominate #amazingUMCheroes who are doing extraordinary things – either as difference makers in their communities or through courageous or selfish acts.
We sifted through submissions and it is clear that United Methodists across the connection are doing amazing things as an expression of their faith.
During the summer, we are highlighting a few of these inspirational church members on our website and The United Methodist Church Facebook page.
We hope that these stories will inspire you to lean boldly into your faith.
Amazing UMC Heroes
Oursler, dubbed ‘Bibi Kay’ in her adopted Tanzania, readies for a new crusade
Thirteen years after founding an orphanage in Tanzania, Kay "Bibi Kay" Oursler, has taken up a new endeavor to open a working/teaching farm in her adopted home country. Read More
Maine Woman Launches Warming Center and Feeds Souls
After years working in food and hospitality, Pat Gardiner welcomes her community through warming center and meal program ministries. Read More
#AmazingUMCHero finds his fit in life’s puzzle
After a lifetime punctuated by pain and feeling outcast, Jackson Rogers found his purpose -- and a connection to God -- by serving others. Read More
Missionary couple moves where God needs them
Bill and Laura Roy are dedicated to go wherever they're called to serve the church. Read More
Driven by love: Caring for kids through bus ministry
John Alexander helped transform old school buses to assist disadvantaged kids in Jacksonville, TX. Read More
A Life Well-Marked: Counselor finds blessings through obedience
As a child, Burt Bennett watched his mother feed the homeless. Today, the trained substance abuse counselor is leaving a mark one life and two-dollar bill at a time. Read More
With a desire to help his neighbors, Matthew Marchetti rescued tens of thousands globally
Rescuing more than 37,000 people was not what Matthew Marchetti had in mind when he developed an online platform in the early days of Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Read More
God’s love is boundless among United Methodists
The United Methodist Church is filled with people who are examples of how God's love know no bounds. Read about what that looks like in three local U.S. congregations. Read More
Gilpin uses lessons learned in terrorist attack to help others
In in the midst of a terrorist attack at a Kenya mall, Scott Gilpin found himself leading six people to safety, an event that unfolded over the next few days... Read More