Who we are



Pastor's Assistant

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Your friends and neighbors

Jesus people

This is what you should know about our church – You’ll like it here! It’s a place where you’ll be welcomed and loved. 


We're your friends and neighbors, loving God and loving others. It's what we do. Think of it as "Learning, Serving, and Connecting." 


The more you learn about God, the more joy you'll have. His love really does transforms lives.


The more you serve others, your happiness grows. It’s fun and rewarding and people will learn about Jesus through you. 


The more you connect with other Jesus people and with God, you'll get cheered and recharged. When we spend time together as a church family, love and encouragement abound.


So when you come here, you'll feel good. And the really beautiful thing? You’ll do a lot of good, too. So come visit and get to know us. 


God welcomes you here and so do we.


John Hampton


Our local shepherd

Most shepherds walk when they head out to tend their flock. Our local shepherd, Pastor John, is a little different. Instead of walking, you might see him on his Kawasaki Vulcan as he’s tending his flock. 

No matter his mode of transportation, Pastor John brings with him a servant’s heart. At a young age, he felt a calling to love and serve God by taking care of God's people. His license plate, UMC-535, is a testament to this. UMC is for United Methodist Church. 535 is his favorite hymnal song, “Here I am Lord.”  

Here I am Lord, Is it I Lord
I have heard You calling in the night.
I will go Lord, if You lead me.
I will hold Your people in my heart.

When he’s not astride his sporty motorbike, Pastor John enjoys writing, preaching, worshiping, working in youth ministry, boating with his wife Ashley, learning something (anything) new, and getting to know the people in the Hermann community. 

Keep your eyes open and you might just see this self-described Bible Geek riding around town or on the country roads. Have motorcycle, will travel and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Pastor John will bring a smile to your face and truly does hold God’s people in his heart.

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Debbie Robbins

Pastor's Assistant

Our cheerful blessing

There are a thousand jobs that need doing around here and as Pastor John’s assistant, Debbie finds herself in the center of many of them. 


She seems to know almost everything and for the rest, she finds the answers. Looking for something that’s disappeared?  Need something by yesterday? Have an out-of-left-field question like where’s the chili recipe for 100? She is a ready-to-help answer machine of unending cheerfulness. 


And just in case she doesn’t stay busy enough with us, you’ll find her working all over town, volunteering her time and talents at the local schools, and spreading cheerful blessings wherever she goes.


Do you want a cheerful blessing like Debbie? Somebody with an unrelenting work ethic and a willingness to serve? If it were possible, we’d be glad to clone Debbie for you. You could have the clone; but we’re keeping our treasured original.