Staff Directory

About Our Staff

Chickasaw United Methodist Church's staff and ministers are dedicated to serving the needs of the community and would be happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can! Feel free to call the church and contact a staff member directly below.

Church Office Hours: 8am - 4pm Mon-Thu
Phone: (251) 452-3461
Fax: (251) 452-3468

Pulpit Minister

Assistant Minister

2. Tony Barnes

Assistant Minister - Minister of Music, Family Ministries & Outreach

Tony is our Assistant Minister - Minister of Music, Family Ministries & Outreach.  He is a retired elementary music teacher and is currently the President of the Mississippi Music Educator's Association - Elementary Div.  In addition, Tony heads up our culinary ministry during ROW and teaches music at Chickasaw Elementary is an outreach program of our church.  Tony is married to Jennifer and they have two children, Zachary and Mallory.


Administrative Staff

3. Lynn Lankford

Church Secretary
(251) 452-3461

Lynn oversees office functions and everything else. She takes care of the needs of the staff and church members, usually before they realize they need something. Lynn is married to Jonathan, they have two sons Josh and Zach.

Children's Ministry

4. Jennifer Barnes - Children's Director

Children's Minister

Jennifer Barnes is a life long Methodist and has been serving as the chairperson of the Next Generation Team at Chickasaw UMC since its conception in 2015.   She is married to Tony Barnes, our Assistant Minister, and together they have 2 children, Zachary and Mallory.

Children's Ministry