Who We are Who We are
Our Vision In the New Testament we are told that Jesus began his ministry by announcing that “the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near” (Mark 1:15). Following Jesus, we believe that our job as a church is to proclaim that the time is fulfilled and the kingdom of God is near downtown Albuquerque. We do this by providing opportunities for persons to experience God in worship, be discipled in small groups, and to relieve suffering in the name of Jesus.
Our Pastor


Reverend Jon Moore First UMC Senior Pastor
Events at First First is a historic church that is perfect for your event! We would be happy to help you with your wedding or other service!
For 135 years, weddings have been celebrated at First United Methodist Church, one of the most lovely traditional church settings in Albuquerque. Our church offers: A beautiful, historic Sanctuary A lovely interior fountain courtyard A spacious reception hall graced with extraordinary stained glass windows Gifted church musicians A talented wedding consultant . We believe that a wedding is a sacred worship service; a celebration before God of two people entering into a life-long union. While members of First UMC, as well as non-members, are welcome to be married here, every wedding couple is required to engage in pre-marital counseling with our pastor. First UMC is committed to helping you plan your special ceremony. For available wedding dates and fees, please contact our Business Manager at 505-243-5646 or manager@firstumcabq.org. We will be happy to answer all your questions. Weddings
Our Staff Reverend Jon Moore First UMC Senior Pastor Ext. 14 Lisa G. Perko Business Manager Ext. 15 Jeannie Corley Church Accountant Erskine Maytorena Music Director Ext. 17 Phil Jones Maintenance Ext. 11 Clay Lujan/Ron Gutierrez Facility Support Ext 25 Wesley Kids Daycare and Preschool Rana Cordova Executive Director 505.247.2404
Funerals and Memorial Services Please contact the Pastor at 505-243-5646 X14 or pastorjon@firstumcabq.org to schedule a funeral or memorial service.