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About Us

Our Staff


Pastor

Dr. Jason Bird

Dr. Jason Bird has ministered in churches for more than 30 years, with 25 years as senior pastor. Prior to his first pastorate, he served as a youth minister. Called to ministry while in college, he went on to earn both a Masters and a Doctorate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches of all sizes, in both rural and urban settings.

In addition to ministry within the local church, Jason is a Chaplain in the Mississippi Army National Guard, holding the rank of Major. He is currently attached to the 1108th TASMG in Gulfport, MS. He has deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait.

He is married to Teresa Leist Bird, and they reside in Madison, MS. They have four children: Jessica, Sidney, Davis and Grady.


Music Director

Daniel Johnson

Daniel grew up at MHUMC and is excited about serving in his home church. He is an assistant band director in the Clinton Public Schools. Prior to coming to MHUMC, Daniel directed the choir at Alta Woods UMC in Jackson. We are so happy Daniel and his wife, Kayla and their daughter, Samanta, are a part of us again.


Organist

Mynette Minshew


Secretary

Susan Hooper


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