Hello, my name is Tonya Arnesen and I’m the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church here in the heart of Jackson, Michigan. We are an inclusive, inter-generational community of faith who love God with our hearts, hands and voices.
We have a heart for God and seek to glorify God in our personal lives and in the life we share together. And we have a heart for people. Here, you’ll find a genuine welcome and unconditional love, which includes ALL persons – and all means ALL.
Here at First Church, we are actively seeking ways to help transform, renew and revitalize our city. Our compassionate hands are eager to meet the real needs of our neighbors. Depending on your time and interest, there are MANY ways you can get involved in making Jackson a healthier, more livable city.
Every Sunday morning, our voices are lifted in prayer, praise and dynamic worship. Our exceptional music ministry is known for its fine quality and beauty. Our preaching will inspire you – and provide relevant and practical teaching to help you become more and more like Jesus.
If you are looking for a church home – we’d love to welcome you here. I hope you’ll take time to explore our website and imagine ways you might get connected in this beloved community. Come dream with us what abundant life could be – for you, for your family, for our city. Join us as we help God change the world!