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About Us

Our Staff

Our Pastor

Tom Carter

Answered God’s call to pastoral ministry after 26-years in the construction industry. Following the death of two very close friends and spiritual mentors, and a brother-in-law, it took the conversation with a total stranger to wake me up to what God desired of my life. As I supervised a scaffold erection crew on a project in Amarillo, Texas I had my burning bush experience of God saying to me, “Tom, I want you to stop building things and come along side with me in helping people rebuild or build their lives.”

After fervent prayer on my part and the prayers of many close friends and family, I surrendered to pastoral ministry and have been blessed beyond measure ever since. My first pastoral service began in the small church in Fluvanna, Texas as a lay-preacher in January 1999. Since January 1999, I (we – my wife Rhonda and me) have served United Methodist congregations in the following communities of Texas: Plains, Vernon, Paducah, Allison, Wheeler, Benjamin, Knox City, Olton and now Muleshoe and Earth.

Graduating from Lubbock Christian University in December 2000, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management, coupled with my sales and management professional experience and seminary studies God continues to equip and use me for pointing others toward Jesus Christ, assisting them in identifying what God is equipping for service, and building God’s Kingdom here on earth.

We (Rhonda and I) are excited about the opportunities that the communities of Muleshoe and Earth offer and looking forward to working with the wonderful people in both communities in building God’s Kingdom as a Disciple of Jesus Christ and shepherd of those God places in my shepherding care!

Youth Minister

Hunter Hawkins

Hunter has been our youth director since summer of 2014. Hunter is a Lubbock native where he graduated from Lubbock High School in 2012. Not soon after, he began to be the intern at the South Plains College Wesley Foundation, where he was then called to serve at YWAM Townsville in Australia for six months. After returning from Australia in December of 2015, Hunter decided to come back to Muleshoe to be our full-time youth director

Our Music Director

Anthony Vickery

Anthony Vickery is a native of Odessa, Texas, graduating from Permian High School in 2013. He then attended Odessa College, receiving his Associates degree in music education in 2016.

Anthony now resides in Canyon, Texas and attends West Texas A&M, pursuing a bachelors in Music Education.

Anthony has been music director for multiple churches in the Odessa/Midland area, most recently as Associate Worship Pastor at Crestview Church in Midland. He is excited to serve and help build the vision here at First United Methodist Church of Muleshoe.

Our Secretary

Becky Pool

Becky is the office contact for any of your needs within our church. Give her a call at 272-5517

Our Custodian


Danial has been keeping our church ready for all the activities for several years and is always ready to serve.

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