Introducing Our New President

Rev. Walter R. Pigott

 Rev. and Mrs. Rick (Gale) Pigott in front of the theme for the New Conference Year

Rev. Walter R. Pigott (Bro. Rick) grew up in a small community outside of Meridian, Mississippi known as Pine Springs. Around the age of 11, Rick began to attend the nearby Pine Springs Southern Methodist Church. The church nurtured and discipled him throughout his youth as he worshiped, studied, and participated in the Epworth League Program.

As a rising junior in high school, Rick surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ on a Sunday morning in July, under the revival preaching of Rev. Frank M. Beauchamp. From that point on, everything about his life was transformed to this very day. He served in various capacities of the Pine Springs church.  Later, he married his wife Gale and graduated from college.

After his marriage and upon graduation from Mississippi State with a degree in Marketing and Management, he went to work with Burlington Industries in their Junior Management program. Five years later, the Lord called him into the ministry through some very unusual circumstances to validate the genuineness of the call. 

Together Rick and Gale served the members of the Antioch SMC in the Martin community for eight blessed years. A particular blessing was that several of the members of Antioch were in his high school graduating class. 

Through a chain of unusual events, the Holy Spirit led the Pigotts to move to Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They served the Wesley SMC fellowship for 35 incredibly blessed years.

Presently, Rick and Gale have been called by the Lord, affirmed by The Southern Methodist Church membership and the Holy Spirit, to move into a different area of service. He currently serves the Lord in the capacity of President of The Southern Methodist Church.

Upcoming Events

January 9, 2024

Missions  Virtual Prayer Time — 7:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM CDT

February 5, 2024

Call to Prayer for The Southern Methodist Church — 8:00 AM EDT/7:00 AM CDT

February 10, 2024

Executive WMS Meeting, Carrier Conference Center — 8:00 AM EDT

February 13, 2024

Missions  Virtual Prayer Time — 7:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM CDT

March 1-3, 2024

Teen Retreat at Camp Summers & Manget

March 4, 2024

Call to Prayer for The Southern Methodist Church — 8;00 AM EDT/7:00 AM CDT

March 9, 2024

Registration (9:30) Meeting begins (10:00)

Western/Lowcountry (Bowman/Charleston–Columbia/Piedmont) WMS meeting at Camp Summers & Manget

March 10, 2024

Change to Standard Time — Set clocks one hour forward

March 1, 2024

Missions  Virtual Prayer Time — 7:00 PM EDT/6:00 PM CDT

April 9, 2024

College Board of Directors, Carrier Conference Center, Orangeburg, SC at 8:30 AM EST
Fellowship Dinner at Antley’s BBQ at 6:00 PM EST
 
April 10-11, 2024
GCBOA Meeting, Carrier Conference Center, Orangeburg, SC at 8:30 AM EST

May 6-9, 2024
Pastors’ School, Shocco Springs Conference Center, Talladega, AL 
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