Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Jimmy (Jim) Montgomery Welch

    Houston, TX

    August 7, 1950


    Children: Sarah (31)

    Matthew (27)

    Grandchildren: Madeline and Jacob

    Education and Honors:
    B.A. University of Houston - 1973
    M.Th. Perkins School of Theology - Southern Methodist University - 1977
  • Superintendent - North District (2002-2006), Central South District (2006-present)
  • Pastor - First UMC Longview, Texas (1997-2002)
  • Pastor - Grace UMC Baytown, Texas(1993-1997)
  • Pastor- First UMC Bay City, Texas(1990-1993)
  • Assoc. Pastor - St.Paul’’s UMC, Houston, Texas(1985-1990)
  • Pastor - Christ UMC, Houston, Texas(1981-1985)
  • Pastor- Needville UMC, Needville, Texas(1977-1981)
  • Student appointment to Edom Sexton Chapel
  • Membership:
  • Methodist Children’’s Home
  • Texas Methodist Foundation Institute
  • San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
  • Volunteers of America - Texas
  • Texas Conference Boards: Ordained Ministry(16 yrs.);
  • Partners in Mission
  • Religion and Race
  • Camping, Youth
  • Other:
    Jurisdictional and General Conference Delegate 2000, 2004, 2008. First elected clergy delegate - 2008

    Vice-Chair and Chair of Texas Conference Board of Ordained Ministry; Chair of Volunteers of America (Houston)

    Serves on numerous boards, agencies and committees of the UMC
    1410 Lee St Level 2
    Houston, TX 77009-8228
    Phone: (713) 222-0117
    Fax: (713) 222-2397
    Endorsed by:
    Texas Annual Conference

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