Hello from Pastor Carson

I’d love for you to see what I have been able to see.

I just recently arrived in the community as the pastor of Cokes Chapel.

Cokes Chapel United Methodist Church is nicknamed “the little white chapel on the hill”. Well, I went into this ‘little chapel’, and it was much bigger, wider, and more far-reaching than I ever realized.

The genuine hospitality and love from this congregation are big and only grow larger with time and relationship building. Cokes Chapel is bigger than I thought. Their graciousness and open hearts to welcome and receive both family and strangers alike are modeled after the love and grace of Christ.

What I thought was only a chapel is really a whole campus of buildings, activities, and community engagement in countless ways. Cokes Chapel is wider than I thought. Cokes Chapel Childcare Center operates a dynamic, safe, and nurturing experience for children and their families; Scouting is alive and active with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Girl Scouts meeting, learning and serving in various projects on both the grounds of Cokes Chapel as well as the community; the Worship Center hosts worship events, community events, service projects, children and youth events, meals, and countless other ways of connecting neighbor to neighbor and connecting people to God. And this is with nothing said about the BBQ and the outdoor pavilion and the sports field!

Cokes Chapel is more far-reaching in ministry and outreach than I thought. Three missionary families that are all connected through the life and lives of those at Cokes Chapel are supported, prayed for, and offered financial giving through events like the recent silent auction dinner. There was an incredible live band made up of some people in the church whose tip jar was just another excuse to raise money for missionaries. And this was just one event. The congregation partners with Wellroot, One-Roof, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), and many other ministries that serve people locally and globally.

Yes, I’d love for you to be able to see what I have seen.

I would love to personally invite you to an incredibly inviting congregation.

I would love to meet you. I would love for you to meet me, my wife, and three children.

I would love for you to experience the love, grace, and power of Christ Jesus in and through the life of this church as I have.


You are always welcome at Cokes Chapel, your little white chapel on the hill.


In faith, hope, and love,

Rev. Carson Thaxton

Cokes Chapel UMC


Worship Service is 10:00 a.m. Sunday mornings. We would love to worship with you.

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