Pastor's Welcome

Welcome to the website for First United Methodist Church, Dothan! Our church is often recognized by its magnificent facilities located on the corner of beautiful West Main Street and Park Street. However, we are much more than a building! First United Methodist Church is a family of diverse, faithful people who are committed to Jesus Christ and His work on earth. You will find us to be a dynamic, Christ-centered fellowship abounding in opportunities for service, outreach, worship, fellowship, and growth.

At First United Methodist Church we continually strive for all things to be done to the glory of God. Our hearts are big and our overriding mission is to do the work of Christ by Sharing, Serving, and Nurturing in the Faith. So whether you're a spiritual seeker who's just beginning to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to traverse the deep pathways of your faith, you can find a home here. There's a place for you at First United Methodist Church!

Throughout our website you will discover avenues for your personal spiritual growth and an assortment of ministry opportunities made available by the good people of our church. If you have questions, please call me at the church office 334.793.3555 or email me at

  Dr. James B. Sanders III
Senior Minister