9 AM

     Led by Rev. JJ Whitney & Rev. Andrea Cummings

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A high energy, immersive worship service.

10 AM
Children First, Family Worship

Led by FUMC Kids

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A unique worship experience for families of all ages, taking place the 1st Sunday of every month.

11 AM

   Led by Rev. JJ Whitney & Rev. Andrea Cummings

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An intimate liturgical worship service.

Come together. Come to the table. Communion is offered every Sunday in all of our worship services.

Our Mission

Sharing Christ, Making Disciples.

Our Vision

To become the Spiritual Heart of Bentonville; a mission station to equip disciples for building relationships with people who are far from home or feel far away from God.

Baptism and Confirmation

We understand ourselves to be part of Christ’s universal church when by adoration, proclamation, and service we become conformed to Christ. We are initiated and incorporated into this community of faith by Baptism, receiving the promise of the Spirit that re-creates and transforms us. We all come to God as children, regardless of our age that is why it is appropriate for infants to be baptized.

When people who were baptized as infants are ready to profess their Christian faith, they participate in the classes and service which United Methodism now calls Confirmation. This occasion is not an entrance into church membership, for this was accomplished through baptism. It is the first public affirmation of the grace of God in one’s baptism and the acknowledgment of one’s acceptance of that grace by faith.
If you are interested in being baptized or confirmed please contact one of our pastors.

Our Staff

Senior Pastor

Reverend JJ Whitney

J.J., originally from Bentonville, AR attended Hendrix College and graduated in 1996….

Associate Pastor

Reverend Andrea Cummings

Rev. Andreá Cummings is a native of Arkansas…

Business Administrator

Toni Hinrichs

Toni Hinrichs joined the staff in January 2017.

Interim Director of Communications and Director of Worship Arts

Brooke Crumpler

Brooke joined staff in 2013.

Director of Music & Worship Arts

Ken Weatherford

A native of Memphis, Tennessee, Ken is a graduate of Lambuth University with…

Director of Traditional & Choral Music

Dr. Ray Wheeler

Dr. Ray Wheeler joined FUMC | Downtown …

Director of Mid-Youth Ministries

Sadie Wohlfahrt

Sadie joined the staff in September 2014, and has been…

Director of Children’s Ministries

Allison Earhart 

Allison joined the staff in September 2017.

Worship Arts Music Assistant

Matt Nelson

Bio to come….


Amanda Genest

Bio to come…

Administrative Assistant

Lynn Bellessis

Bio to come…

Building Maintenance

Paul Ramm

Bio to come….

Explore & Discover Director

Carole Dalton

Carole Dalton, a native Arkansan…

Wee Friends Director

Andrea Mutchler

Andrea Mutchler has been a member of FUMC since 1998…

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