Hello!  My name is David Simpkins, and it is my great honor to serve First United Methodist as Director of Worship & Arts!  This position has been a true blessing in my life!

I come to FUMC from the world of Education, having spent the past 25 years, or so, of my life as a Band Director and Music Teacher.  Recently retired, I'm excited to be able to pour my full energies toward Building Up Believers and Bringing People to Jesus through our Worship Ministries!

My calling at FUMC is to rehearse numerous Musical and Worship Ensembles and prepare their hearts and skills for the presentation of the Gospel through their gifts and talents.  You will find me regularly rehearsing and presenting worship with the Chancel Choir (Adult Choir), the New World Choir (Youth Choir), FUMC Praise Band (Adult Band), and overseeing the Children's Choir Ministries, Youth Praise Band, Media Production, Live Streaming and all things "Music & Worship."  If you have an interest in serving the church through Music and Worship, please reach out to me and we'll do our best to get you plugged in. Remember!  It's NOT about singing or talent......it's about WORSHIP! 

For more in-depth information about how to share your gifts through the worship and arts department at FUMC, click here.

I'd also love to introduce you to my beautiful wife, Catie and my two super boys, William (23) and Hayden (18). 
I look forward to meeting you in person.  May the Grace and Peace of Christ be with you!