pastor's welcome

Welcome! First United Methodist Church of Malvern is located in Downtown Malvern at the intersection of E. Page Ave. and Ash St. For over 175 years, First Church has done God's work within the Malvern and Hot Spring County community.

Thank you for visiting us online. Malvern First Methodist is a loving, Christian community with members of all ages, where worship is Biblically based and relevant. We are called to make disciples of Jesus Christ for transformation of the world—through small groups, community and world missions, classes, and worship. We look forward to the journey together.

Bro. Bruce Bennett, Senior Pastor

Bro. Bruce graduated from El Dorado High in '76, then received his Bachelor's Degree from Hendrix University; his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and his Masters of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Since 1980 he has held pastorships at 5 UM churches and the associate's job at our church. He comes to us after serving 8 years as Sr. Pastor of Texarkana First United Methodist Church.

Bro. Bruce and his wife, Teresa, have two children, Meredith who resides in Dallas and Adam who lives in Los Angeles.





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