Our Staff


Reverend Michael-John Pope

Rev. Michael-John (M.J.) Pope serves as the pastor of Byhalia United Methodist Church. Br. M.J. led his first worship service at Byhalia UMC on July 4, 2021.

Br. M.J. is an ordained Elder in the United Methodist Church. He has previously served Barton United Methodist Church and Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in the Senatobia District, and Jumpertown United Methodist Church in the New Albany District. Br. M.J. is married to Dena, a teacher at Byhalia Elementary School.

To reach Br. M.J., contact him at the church office (662-838-2237) or by e-mail (pastor@byhaliaumc.org).



Jason McCoy and Judy Youngblood, Youth Leaders

Jason and Judy are faithful volunteers who love the students of Byhalia UMC and the community. Their desire is to see each young person reach their greatest God-given potential, have a strong positive self-image, and learn to love God and others through His Word and dynamic and engaging activities.

To reach Jason or Judy, call the church office (662-838-2237) or secretary@byhaliaumc.org.


Terri Burnside, Office Administrator

In January of 2020, Terri Burnside joined the Byhalia UMC team.  Stop by the church office, call her (662-838-2237), or email her at secretary@byhaliaumc.org