Pastor Jim McKinney
I am excited to be the pastor of St. Luke’s UMC. I am a lifelong Methodist, having grown up in Scenic Hills UMC, Memphis, Tn. I am a graduate of Briarcrest Christian High School, University of Memphis, and Memphis Theological Seminary. Jenny, my wife is a graduate of Bartlett High School, Middle Tennessee State University, and Harding Graduate School. She is an elementary school teacher with the Bartlett Municipal School System. We have two sons: Ross and Stone.
My family and I have served the following churches in the Memphis Conference: Oakland/Palma Charge in Marshall County, Kentucky; Grand Junction/Lagrange/ Holmes Memorial Charge in Hardeman County, Tennessee; Macedonia/Bolton Charge in northeastern Shelby County; and Ellendale UMC in Bartlett, Tennessee. Before entering the ministry I was a teacher with the Shelby County School System.
My family and I enjoy University of Memphis Athletics, hiking, camping, and traveling. I also enjoy coaching my sons in various sports, and Jenny enjoys working with our sons in Boy Scouts.
One of my favorite verses of Scripture is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).