Rev. James Allred
Rev. James Allred was appointed the 31st minister of Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church in June of 1974. The Allred family at that time consisted of Jim, his wife Judy and their son Grant.
They lived in the parsonage adjacent to the church. Two daughters, Elizabeth and Anna were born during this time. Our church grew in number and spiritually under Jim’s leadership.
It was decided to demolish the old church and build a new sanctuary. The first service was held on Easter Sunday, 1978 with attendance of 353. The debt for the new addition was paid in full in December 1979. Jim Allred will always be remembered as a wonderful pastor and beloved friend.
Written by Elizabeth, “Lib” Smith