Love God, Love Others, Serve The World.

Leadership Team:

Leadership development is a constant priority. We are seeking leaders to be a part of the continuing ministry of Parker UMC.


Pastor George Barcus

I want you to know that I am not the one who “finally got the Bible right.” I do not possess the secret to life, have a hot line to God granting me better access than anyone else, or know the 6 Happy Hops to Heaven. I am, however, powerfully drawn to the person, teaching, and life of Jesus Christ. I seek to be inspired to experiment with that information. Sometimes I get it right, but many times I also fail. My ambition is to foster a community that collectively seeks to follow Jesus; hoping, trusting, and sometimes doubting that through those efforts something beautiful will emerge, creating a realization of full and abundant life. I believe the TRUTH about life may just be LOVE, and Love is the way to LIFE!!
I am an Arizona native, I grew up mostly in Flagstaff, AZ. In 2003 I headed east to Texas as a youth and children’s ministry leader in Kingsville. In 2005 I was appointed to Freer and Bruni United Methodist Churches as their pastor. During this time I entered into a course of study at Perkins School of Theology at SMU in Dallas. I completed that portion of my education in 2011. In 2013 I was given the opportunity to come back to Arizona and now live in Parker. I love this community and am happy to serve as the pastor of the United Methodist Church here. 
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The River Parish


What do we believe as United Methodists?.