Carroll Springs United Methodist Church
Pastor - Pastor John Thomas


 John Thomas has been in ministry for 6 years, serving New Summerfield UMC and Peirce's Chapel UMC as lay supply, recently at Mount Vernon UMC/Pert and Neches UMC as a licensed local pastor in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and, until this year, was in education for 11 years. John has recently been appointed by the Bishop of the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to a full-time appointment at Athens Carroll Springs UMC, thus ending an era of over a decade of dual career public service in the East Texas area public school system. John grew up on the South Plains of West Texas and graduated Texas Tech University. He met his wife Rhiannon at Tech and moved East Texas after they both graduated. They have two wonderful kids, Evan and Brooklyn. Both are ages 11 and 6 respectively, but they act much older for their age sometimes! Rhiannon, like John, has a heart for youth and works as an Occupational Therapist in Tyler ISD. The Thomas family is looking forward to continuing to serve the Lord at Carroll Springs UMC! We look forward to seeing you!