From the Pastor

Andy Rambo, Senior Pastor

Thank you for looking through our website.  I hope you are able to get a good glimpse into the people of First Church.  We are dynamic congregation grounded in scripture and passionate about living out our love for Jesus wherever we go.  Come come us! -- Andy



Andy Rambo is a disciple of Jesus, husband of Molly, Father of Will(13 yrs old)and Andrew(11 yrs old). He is in his 7th year serving as Pastor of the people of Memphis First United Methodist Church. 

Andy is a lifelong Memphian graduating from CBHS, attended Millsaps College and graduated from University of Memphis (B.B.A.).

Andy earned a Masters of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 1997 and was ordained in the Memphis Conference in 1996. 

He served as minister to the Wesley Foundation at the University of Mississippi from 1996-2000 and served as an associate pastor at Memphis Christ UMC from 2000-2004, Then from 2004-2010 he served as pastor at Poplar Grove UMC in Drummonds, TN. 

In 2010-2011 Andy was selected to join six other pastors from around the World to study advanced church leadership through the Beeson Pastor D.Min. program at Asbury Seminary.