About Our Church

"We are a mission-minded, family-friendly church in action, reaching our neighbors with the life-changing love of Jesus Christ"

Our Mission & Vision

What do we believe as
United Methodists?

The vows we take when we become a member of the United Methodist Church are grouped into three categories:

  1. Profession of faith in Jesus to become part of Christ’s universal church.
  2. Declaration of loyalty to the United Methodist Church in particular.
  3. A pledge to participate faithfully through prayers, presence, gifts, service, and witness.

Basics of Our Faith

Prayers:
Prayer and Scripture Meditation
Spending time in prayer each day, and studying and reflecting on the Bible to experience the living Word of hope in the written word of Scripture.

Presence:
Corporate Worship and Small-Group Community
Celebrating God’s presence in worship with a faith community, and experiencing Christian community in a small group to pray, learn, and grow together.

Gifts:
Financial Generosity
Practicing Christian stewardship through the biblical discipline of tithing.

Service:

Spiritual Gifts and Gifts-Based Service
Discovering our spiritual gifts and participating in God’s work through the ministry of the church.

Witness:

Invitational Evangelism
Inviting others to experience God’s love and become disciples of Jesus Christ.

For more information on all things United Methodist, go to umc.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I wear?  Come as you are! On any given Sunday, you will see men in suits and some in jeans; ladies dressed in Sunday finest to casual. We don’t care what you wear; we’re just glad you are joining us!


Where Should I Go When I Arrive?  
Our Worship Center is in the Main Building, which is the tallest building on the campus and has a steeple. The entry doors are located on the backside of the building. When you come through the doors, you will be greeted by one of our friendly Sunday greeters. Feel free to ask them any questions, including directions. There are campus maps available in the foyer just outside the Worship Center.


Directions: 
From Highway 181, turn west on to Buddy Ganem Dr. and go to the stoplight and turn left on to Wildcat Dr.
The church is located on the right just past Gregory Portland High School. For a map, click here. For a map of our campus, click here.

Our Church Staff

Combined our staff has multiple lifetimes of experience.  We have been blessed here at Portland Methodist with some of the smartest and most talented people in the country working on our team.  Below you will find contact information to reach our different staff members,

Larry McRorey

Larry McRorey

Senior Pastor

Burt Baxter

Burt Baxter

Sound Board Tech

Lisa Braden

Lisa Braden

Praise Team Director

Kay Carlson

Kay Carlson

Senior Accompanist

Alyssa Dykes

Alyssa Dykes

Children Ministries

Ron Jorgensen

Ron Jorgensen

Media Director

Nick Lopez

Nick Lopez

Traditional Music Director

Jordan Mayfield

Jordan Mayfield

Student Ministries

Lana K. Norris

Lana K. Norris

Finance Manager

Meagan Norris

Meagan Norris

Nursery Director

Tanya Stegall

Tanya Stegall

Accompanist

Our Methodist Day School Staff

Combined our staff has multiple lifetimes of experience.  We have been blessed here at Portland Methodist with some of the smartest and most talented people in the country working on our team.  Below you will find contact information to reach our different staff members,

Jamie Hartley

Jamie Hartley

Director of Methodist Day School

Brianna Blake

Brianna Blake

Teacher

Linda Carter

Linda Carter

Teacher Aide

Marsha Coulter

Marsha Coulter

Teacher Aide

Tia Dang

Tia Dang

Teacher Aide

Bridget Durham

Bridget Durham

Teacher

Gabby Guevara

Gabby Guevara

Teacher

Tara Kidd

Tara Kidd

Teacher

Celina Mendez

Celina Mendez

Teacher

Briana Ortiz

Briana Ortiz

Teacher Aide

Mandy Renfro

Mandy Renfro

Teacher

Regina Vanecek

Regina Vanecek

Teacher

Michelle Ware

Michelle Ware

Teacher

Julie Watts

Julie Watts

Teacher

Address: 4545 Wildcat, Portland, TX 78374         Phone: 361-777-2000