Welcome Rev. Drew Sutton and Family

We will welcome Rev. Drew Sutton, his wife, Elizabeth, and their two-year old daughter Willow to First Hammond.

For almost 2 years, they have been in the North Hills of Pittsburgh, PA. Rev. Sutton has been serving as the Pastor of West View UMC. Elizabeth has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Magee Women’s Research Institute in Pittsburgh. With great love for the people and hills of Pittsburgh, and with the graciousness of Bishop Harvey, the Sutton’s are preparing to return to their roots in South Louisiana. Along with Rev. Sutton’s appointment to First Hammond and Elizabeth exploring new job opportunities, the Sutton family is expanding as Elizabeth is pregnant with their second child. Rev. Sutton has said “With overwhelming joy, we are looking forward to so many new beginnings back in Louisiana”.

Rev. Sutton is a graduate of Centenary College. He received his seminary education at Wesley Theological Seminary. He was ordained as an Elder in United Methodist Church in 2014.

Prior to seminary, Rev. Sutton served as the Director of Communications for Broadmoor UMC in Shreveport and Coordinator of Technology and Youth Coordinate for Grace Community UMC in Shreveport. Appointments in Louisiana have included the Wesley Foundation and First UMC in Lafayette. He also served as interim pastor at Engleside in Baton Rouge.

From Rev. Sutton:

“We love fresh roasted coffee beans, ground and slowly poured over in the morning, taking bike rides, running or walking through the neighborhood as a family, and gathering with friends around a table to share a meal. We love being active, connected and engaged in the community. We love serving people, we love new adventures and we are looking forward to joining the people of First UMC Hammond to love God and love neighbor.”


Our Mailing Address

2200 Rue Denise, Hammond Louisiana 70403

Church Office Hours

8:00 am – 5:00 om, Monday – Friday

Office closes daily for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 pm

Church Office Contact Information

Phone 985 345-2196

Email umc@fumc-hammond.org

To Contact the Preschool

Phone 985 542-6689

Email fump@bellsouth.net