DeQuincy United Methodist Church

DeQuincy United Methodist Church is a congregation dedicated to making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. This is the mission statement of the global and local church. Persons who profess faith and follow through with membership pledge to support the church through prayers, presence, gifts, witness, and service.

Our faith is guided by scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. For United Methodists, the Bible is the record of God’s people living out God’s promises. Our members celebrate many opportunities to worship, study, fellowship, and reach out beyond the church building into the community.

Worship each Sunday morning is a celebration of the presence of God in our lives. We worship through music, the spoken Word of God, the sharing of God’s blessings in our lives, the sharing of personal prayer concerns, and the verbalization of our faith. A highlight each Sunday is a lay-led children’s sermon when applicable; children are a special part of our ministry.

United Methodist “Connection”

The United Methodist Church is global. We are a “connectional” church in the way that we are organized and function by districts, annual conferences, and multiple state jurisdictions. The church pays “apportionments”, which are a set amount determined by the conference according to how much the church spends on its ministries. In other words, the conference asks each church to support global ministries according to its financial capabilities.

There is a superintendent over each district of the annual conference. The Louisiana Annual Confer-ence has six districts. Episcopal leadership is provided by the Bishop, elected and appointed by the Jurisdictional Conference. Pastors are appointed by the Bishop, with the support of the district superintendents. Pastoral appointments are made annually – for one year each time – though most pastors remain in an appointment for several years.


All who are weary and seek rest; to all who mourn and long for comfort; to all who struggle and desire victory; to all who sin and need a Savior; to all who are idle and look for service; to all who are strangers and want fellowship; to all who hunger and thirst after righteousness; and to whoever will come … this church opens wide her doors and offers her welcome in the name of Jesus Christ her Lord.

Rev. James W. Barrett, Jr. was appointed pastor on July 1, 2017.