Our Journey

As the first church in Kingman, AZ, St. John's UMC has had a profound impact on the community for the last 134 years!  It has always been the goal of this congregation to be an outwardly focused church and to create a sacred place where all of God's children are loved and welcomed. We have been able to minister to our community in so many ways. Memories of many church and community supplies drives for providing aid to World War 1, those affected by the Joplin tornados, and several local organizations here in Kingman. Providing support to those in our Kingman community with Nana's Pantry, the Clothes Closet, providing weekly meals for veterans with the Jerry Ambrose Veterans Council, and feeding the KHS football team during their game season! We have continued the wonderful transition of hosting the pumpkin patch for more than 20 years! The Grace Neal Preschool has been providing care to children and  families for 28 years! We feel incredibly blessed to have been a part of the Kingman community for so long, and we continue to look for ways to serve you! 


Commit to Christ. Connect with others. Care for community.

This is St. John's current purpose statement. Over the last few years our congregation has lived into this purpose statement in many different ways. Recently we have taken the important step of recognizing that our congregation has evolved and changed into something new. We feel God calling us to go through the process of re-envisioning our church's purpose statement. 

A team of St. John's leaders have come together in partnership with Desert Spring UMC, in Las Vegas, to participate in a mentoring relationship. During this time we are prayerfully working with God and each other to find the heart of who we are at our best. This mentorship is shining a light on all of the wonderful things our church has done in ministry over the last several decades and is challenging us to seek where God is calling us to next. We want to continue to be deeply committed to Christ while serving our community with love and compassion.As our leaders navigate this process we ask you to be in prayer with and for us.


In October we will be launching the sermon series, This Is Us: Purpose and Culture in a Post Pandemic World, where we will be sharing the new purpose statement and how the people of St. John's can live into God's new calling on our church.