WHO WE ARE

FIMC is a place created for community. Our aim always centers on love because God is love (1 John 4:8). Those who claim to love God must love one another (John 13:35). That love is to be shared with the world and in the community Christ himself establish, the church. FIMC exists to grow in the knowledge and love of Jesus Christ (Deuteronomy 6:5; John 17:3). Like a tree, the more we grow the more we give (Psalm 1; John 15). We grow to give. In the journey of life we go. Going into our world to be witnesses of God’s Good News. Going into all the world proclaiming his name. Reaffirming John Wesley’s traditional twenty five articles of belief, We believe as Independent Methodists that: The Bible is the infallible Word of God, inerrant in the originals There is one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit Jesus Christ is the only Savior and the only way to salvation and everlasting life. We believe in His deity as well as His virgin birth, death, resurrection, ascension, and imminent return. Salvation is by grace through faith in the blood atonement of Christ, with repentance of sins. The Biblical account of creation and all other supernatural acts of God recorded in the Scriptures are true. Man was created a free moral agent and remains so all the days of his life, with the God-given freedom to choose or reject God throughout one's life. The believer can be cleansed from all sin through the sanctifying power of the blood of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit. There is to be a resurrection of both the saved and the lost; the saved to eternal life and the lost to eternal damnation We believe and practice two ordinances - Baptism (choice of mode) and the Lord's Supper. We believe also in a free America. We love and respect our nation, its leaders, its laws, its flag, and its Constitution


OUR MISSION

FIRST INDEPENDENT METHODIST CHURCH EXISTS TO:

Fellowship with the Seekers, 

Disciple the surrendered,

Worship the Savior, 

Minister to the sorrowful and

Evangelize the sinnner!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Church Office 256-355-7518

Office@fimcdecatur.org

Pastor Hal Daigre

Pastorhaldaigre@yahoo.com

Pastor Ethan Rouse

ejrouse55@yahoo.com


FIMC STAFF

  • Hal Daigre - Lead Pastor

    Pastor Hal  came to the FIMC in 1986 with around 20 members, since that time the Church has grown to over 300 members. We have seen many people saved and come to the Lord and many called to the Ministry as Pastors or Missionaries. 

  • Ethan Rouse - Youth Pastor

    Pastor Ethan is our newly called Youth Pastor. He joined our staff August 9th 2017. We are praying and excited about the visisions God has given him for The Next Genertaion.

  • Loretta Walls - Office Manager

    Loretta joined the church staff as Secretary in March of 2003. In 2012 she was promoted to Office Manager. 

  • Richy & Tracy Riggs - Children's Ministry Leaders

    Richy and Tracy have been leading our Children's Program since 2007. They both have a heart for our children and make sure they get the Biblical truths as well as a good time in the Lord every Sunday morning.