Welcome to Cassville United Methodist Church

Making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

Who we are.

Jeff Fugitt


Roxie Tucker

Director of Children's Ministries

Becka Bokor-Johnson

Director of Youth Ministries

Janet Mills

Director of Pantry Ministries

Micah Boise

Director of Worship Ministries

Tad Miner

Director of Custodial Services

Get to know Pastor Jeff.

hi! I am Jeff and I am honored and grateful to be the pastor at Cassville UMC. I’m excited about seeing where God takes us together as His church. While church is NOT about me, getting acquainted is important, so allow me to introduce you to the Fugitts. After some time in Bolivar, Kansas City, and North Carolina, Jamie and I lived in Taney County for 27 years before moving to Cassville in July of 2019. We returned to the area for her to teach math at the College of the Ozarks. We got to know each other there at CofO as students back in the day. She grew up on a farm not far up the road in Stone County and graduated from Galena High School. I grew up mostly in Oklahoma, but ended up graduating in Crane.

2 kids We raised two kids in the Branson schools. The oldest, Johnathan, is currently working on an MBA at New York University following his second deployment in the Persian Gulf with the Navy. Among other things, he is a writer. We are excited about his upcoming marriage to Laura, who is also a writer and marketer in NY. Our daughter Elizabeth lives in South Carolina with her husband Blaine. She is a Registered Dietitian in a hospital and he serves as a pastor on a large church staff. They welcomed their first child, Norah Grace, in July of 2020.
teachers Like Jamie, I have spent much of my adult years teaching college students. I’ve taught Bible, religious studies, and philosophy. Most recently I was part-time at MSU for a little over ten years. My PhD is in religious studies from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Hers is from the University of Tennessee.

Statement of Faith

United Methodists share a common heritage with all Christians. According to our foundational statement of beliefs in The Book of Discipline, we share the following basic affirmations in common with all Christian communities:

God, Jesus and The Holy Spirit

God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons.

We believe in the mystery of salvation through Jesus Christ. God became human in Jesus of Nazareth; and his life, death and resurrection demonstrate God's redeeming love.

The Holy Spirit is God's present activity in our midst. When we sense God's leading, God's challenge, or God's support or comfort, it's the Holy Spirit at work.

Human Beings and The Church

Genesis 1:27 asserts that we've been made in the image of the Creator. Like God we have the capacity to love and care, to communicate, and to create.

The church is the body of Christ, an extension of Christ’s life and ministry in the world today.

The Bible and God's Reign

We believe that the Bible is the primary authority for our faith and practice.

The kingdom or reign of God is both a present reality and future hope.