Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

Keeping the Faith


Jinx Barber
“I’m staying because I believe in the vision of becoming a church for the entire community. We’re stronger now because we’re an affirming place for all people. Most people, especially those 40 and younger, do not want to be in a church that discriminates. Our church is radically inclusive and inviting.”
Jinx Barber, pastor of Piedmont UMC
Helm Family
“We’re choosing to stay UMC because it epitomizes the theme of “Open Hearts, Open Minds and Open Doors.” Going beyond acceptance, we are embracing a life of unconditional love for others from all walks of life. In a world full of division, why make an intentional choice to hurt others?”
Jimmy Helm, member of Piedmont UMC
Photo with wife Carrie and sons, Lucas and David.


Making Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World

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1501 N.W. 24th St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73106-3635
Phone: 405-530-2000

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