Petal UMC Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Petal UMC is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • Kenny McGill

    Lead Pastor

    Kenny is the son of the late Rev. Charles McGill. He is 48 years old and has one daughter, Kendyl.

    Kenny has been in ministry for 14 years. He comes to us as a proven leader in worship and church administration. 

    When he is not spending time with his daughter or serving in ministry, he can be found on the golf course!  

    Kenny is a graduate of Candler School of Thelology at Emory University in Atlanta  and is an ordained elder of the UMC.



  • Sammy Barr

    Minister of Music

    Sammy has served as choir director at Petal UMC since 1985.  He holds a Master's degree in music from the University of Southern Mississippi and before his retirement, directed bands at Grenada HS, Sumrall HS, Petal HS, and Jones County Junior College.

    While not playing music or running sound, Sammy enjoys spending time with his 4 children and 4 grandchildren.

  • Chris slade

    Youth Director

    Rethink worship Leader


  • Sue Turner

    Administrative ASSISTANT

    CHURCH business administrator




Our Ministry Partners

At Petal UMC, we don't pretend to serve our community alone. We have so many partners and co-laborers we whole-heartedly support (both financially and with our time and other resources) that we would love to put you in contact with. If you are curious about this list of ministry partners, please contact us.