Disaffiliation Information


St. Timothy has voted to disaffiliate from the United Methodist Church by a 92% majority.


858 ballots were submitted.
The tally was 789-yes and 69-no.


A Special Session of the Louisiana Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church has voted by 93% in favor of accepting and approving the disaffiliation of St. Timothy and 57 additional churches from the UMC. This is in addition to the 10 local churches that already disaffiliated in June.

A “pause” has been announced in disaffiliation meetings and discussion through the end of this year. However, this does not impact St. Timothy because we are beyond this phase of the process. Further, it is anticipated that as many as 50 – 100 more UM churches will enter the disaffiliation process at the beginning of the New Year.

Here is a list of the 58 Churches that most recently disaffiliated:

Bethel United Methodist Church, Deville

Beulah United Methodist Church, Marthaville

Boeuf Prairie United Methodist Church, Fort Necessity

Colfax United Methodist Church

Crowville United Methodist Church

David Haas Memorial United Methodist Church, Bunkie

Evergreen United Methodist Churc

First United Methodist Church of Coushatta

Gilbert United Methodist Church

Hopewell United Methodist Church, Pitkin

Mangham United Methodist Church

Marksville United Methodist Church

Oak Grove United Methodist Church, Effie

Olla United Methodist Church

Pine Prairie United Methodist Church

Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church

St. Marks United Methodist Church, Alexandria

Union United Methodist Church, Rayville

Urania United Methodist Church

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Coushatta

White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Bunkie

Wisner United Methodist Church

Clear Creek United Methodist Church, Clinton

Coopers Chapel United Methodist Church, Loranger

Darlington United Methodist Church, Greensburg

Deerford United Methodist Church, Zachary

Kentwood United Methodist Church

Live Oak United Methodist Church, Denham Springs

Loranger United Methodist Church

NewSong On Old Perkins Road – A United Methodist Faith Community

Pine Grove United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Elton

First United Methodist Church of New Iberia

Lydia United Methodist Church

Raymond United Methodist Church, Jennings

Sweetlake United Methodist Church, Bell City

Welsh Memorial United Methodist Church, Vinton

Antioch United Methodist Church, Simsboro

Crew Lake United Methodist Church, Start

Delhi United Methodist Church

Faith United Methodist Church of West Monroe

First United Methodist Church of Monroe

First United Methodist Church of Lake Providence

Lea Joyner United Methodist Church, Monroe

Rayville United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Tallulah

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, Ruston

Fitzgerald United Methodist Church, Covington

Pearl River United Methodist Church

St. Timothy United Methodist Church, Mandeville

Sun United Methodist Church

Trinity United Methodist Church of Buras & Triumph

Varnado United Methodist Church

Waldheim United Methodist Church, Covington

Benton United Methodist Church

First United Methodist Church of Homer

Pine Grove United Methodist Church, Minden

Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church of Homer


Disaffiliation Video Links

Bishop Scott Jones answers tough questions & explains disaffiliation in this video to a local church in Texas.  He was first elected a United Methodist Bishop in 2004 and has served several different Conferences around the country. He is currently Bishop of the Texas Annual Conference serving in the Houston area.

Click on the title of the topic below to view for more information or find link at bottom to entire video on YouTube.

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12:00 Where does a UM church go? Various potential options…

18:38 How the coming progressive UMC will impact your church & community

20:50 Speaking to the impact of the desired “big tent” UMC

22:20 Allowing disaffiliation as loving Christians


24:20 What would Jesus do in this situation?

25:56 Why will the UMC become progressive? What is the evidence?

27:00 General Conference 2022 will be progressive, making significant changes.

27:45 Disobedience is spreading & increasing by Bishops and UM Annual Conferences.

29:00 How would progressives change our beliefs? “Official” v. Real impact

31:21 Better to disaffiliate now or wait for next General Conference?

33:49 What are the theological divides in the UMC?  Extreme yet real examples

36:56 What Scriptures state homosexuality is “bad?” All references to sexuality in the Bible hold this position.

38:30 UM Pastors are interpreting the Bible in ways not consistent with Christian tradition.

39:20 Can we still give to UM related missions?

41:48 Various questions about the Global Methodist Church…

46:19 What disputes might emerge within the GMC or the remaining UMC?

46:50 How far will the UMC go with progressive sexuality related to children, forcing pastors to perform gay marriage, etc.?

47:30 The UMC trust clause over your local church property…

49:30 Does the Bishop have total authority over appointing our pastors?

51:25 How do you feel about the effect of most TV shows having LGBTQ elements? Also in public schools…

53:30 Shouldn’t we consider that the GMC may change their theology?

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Louisiana Annual Conference UMC podcast