Rev. Jeff Bennett is our Senior Pastor. Jeff has a deep desire to see people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ and believes that getting involved in a small group Bible study is key to this growth. And he loves seeing God use the church to transform the world!


Before coming to First UMC Jeff served 13 years as lead pastor of Ponte Vedra UMC near Jacksonville. He has been a pastor for over 20 years and worked for ten years as a software engineer prior to hearing God's call to pastoral ministry. Jeff and his wife Jill have three children, Abby, Sophie and Spencer.