WHO WE ARE

Located at the corner of 4th Street in Byers Avenue, Joplin First has been serving Christ and the Joplin community for generations. We are a unique blend of old and new, traditional and modern, with a common love for Jesus and for you!  No matter where you've come from or where you are in your faith walk, we have worship, study, fellowship, and service opportunities to help you connect in a deeper relationship with Christ.


Scroll down to meet our ministry staff. Better yet, come for a visit so that we get a chance to meet you!

Marsha West Eichler

SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Marsha and her husband Dean have been serving as ministry partners at churches in Kansas City and Washington, Missouri for the past 20 years. Now as part of the Joplin community, they are excited by all of the opportunities to serve God and others through Joplin First UMC.


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Pastor Marsha West Eichler

417.623.2796


MINISTRY STAFF


  • Melissa Belk

    CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR

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    Melissa Belk | 417.623.2796 |    

  • Heather Shepherd

    FAMILY MINISTRIES

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    Heather Shepherd | 417.623.2796 |    

  • Barry Sanborn

    YOUTH MINISTRIES

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    Barry Sanborn | 417.623.2796 |    

  • Evan Belk

    COLLEGE MINISTRIES

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    Evan Belk | 417.623.2796 |    

  • Dustin Carey

    MODERN WORSHIP LEADER

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    Dustin Carrey | 417.623.2796 |    

  • Larry Sanborn

    CLASSIC MUSIC DIRECTOR

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    Larry Sanborn | 417.623.2796 |

  • Gloria Sanborn

    ORGANIST & MUSIC MINISTRY

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    Gloria Sanborn | 417.623.2796 |

  • Glenda Austin

    PIANIST

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    Glenda Austin | 417.623.2796 |