About us

When Jesus was asked what commandment was the most important he answered, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this, you will love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mark 12:30-31). That is what First UMC (FUMC) is all about. We take seriously that commandment as well as the Great Commission to “Go therefore and make disciples” (Matthew 28:19).


FirstUMC is a wonderful community with many opportunities for worship, discipleship, and service in the name of Jesus Christ. We hope you feel welcome in our midst and we’d love to join you as we all work to grow in our relationship with God, and serve the Great Bend mission field in whatever ways God calls.


~Rev. Tim Bever, Pastor

our pastor and Staff:
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Tim Bever
Larissa Graham
Nicole Johnson
Rebecca Peak

Children's Director


Office Manager


Mark Webster
Susan Tammen
Julie Gregg
Brittani Converse

Choir Director


Church Pianist/Organist

Director, Noah's Ark Preschool 620.793.3451

Youth Director


Thank you to Portraits by Shane in Downtown Great Bend, KS for the photography of our staff and church building at the corner of Stone and Forest for use in our Church Directory and website.