Director of Music

Studied vocal music at the New England Conservatory in Boston, and Choral Conducting at Westminster Choir College, in Princeton, New Jersey. Also studied Stagecraft at the American Academy of Arts, in New York City. Among her other musical experiences, she performed 16 leading operatic roles in New York, New Jersey, and Australia.

Has served several churches as organist and choir director; both in New Jersey and in St. Petersburg.

Taught voice and piano. in public schools and privately.

In 2018, Annette made a gift to the church of a special pipe organ, that you can hear on Sundays and on Special Occasions. 

Judith Christie

Annette Sims

 Office Assistant. Liturgist. Soloist. Lay   speaker;  Substitute pianist.

 Graduated Bogie Ciega High School in 1961.

 Received  LPN license in 1964 and retired in 2011.

 Three of my four children were born at  Bayfront

I attended here when I was a teenager and now as an adult. 

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Jessica Lake

Rick Landry

Chairman of the Parish Committee

Chief Finance Officer since 2016

Manages the budget and ledger, posting monthly incomes and expenses. Ensures that standard accounting practices are maintained while staying within the approved monthly budgetary percentages.

Born and raised in Gulfport. Graduated with a GBA degree in finance from USF. Was in the US Coast Guard for 35 years and now resides here with his mom.  

John McEwen

Mike Slicker

Liturgist, greeter; Acting president for United Women of Faith; lay speaker; kitchen helper

Ken Blackman

Chairman of The Joint Council Meeting; Sunday School Director; Greeter;

Lay Speaker; Church chef 

Jean Blackman

Jessica Lake

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Rick Landry

Church Treasurer; Member of Pastor Parrish committee; alternate lay delegate; altar committee; door greeter volunteer at Sophie's Attic;  United Women of Faith's Treasurer; kitchen helper, Finance committee 

Pastor Parrish Committee; Lay leader and delegate; trustee; altar committee; usher; Parishioner Relations; volunteer for Sophie's attic; UMM Vice President; UMM secretary; door greeter; Kitchen volunteer; finance committee, and the "church instigator"

Born in Chanute AFB, Illinois. 

21 years in the Army

Parents were members of this church since 1984.

Allan Gomez

Jean Gomez

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Jessica Lake

Rick Landry

Retired Pastor  

Head of prayer chain 

President of the UMM. Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Born in Savannah, Georgia.

Raised in Cape Canaveral and Cocoa Beach

Enjoys surfing and has a strong passion for music

Works as a mechanic.

Moved to Gulfport in 1995; came to The First UMC of Gulfport in 2014.

Tommy Sigman

John Huenink

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Jessica Lake

Rick Landry