We would love to see you Sunday Mornings

Breakfast and Fellowship @ 8:30
Sunday School for All Ages @ 9:15
Morning Worship @ 10:30

Senior Pastor’s Message

Hello! My name is Lance Eiland and I have been appointed as the Pastor of Church Street United Methodist Church. I’m so thankful to have met as many of you as I have, and I look forward to meeting the rest of you!

To tell you a little bit about myself, I am an Andalusia, AL native. I lived there until I went to college. I went to Troy State University in Troy, AL, and received my undergrad degree in English Literature. I then went to Emory University for graduate school, graduating with a Master’s in Divinity (M.Div.) in 2009.

I have served several United Methodist Churches in my career. I served as the Youth Director at Brantley UMC. I started pastoral ministry at the Seale/Alexandria UMCs, followed by Pine Level UMC, after that I served Ivy Creek and Mount Zion UMCs, and then Robinson Springs UMC.

I have been married to my wife Elizabeth for 9 years (July 21st will be 10!) and she is pregnant with our first child (due December 25). We also have a dog named Toby that we’ve had for 9 years. Liz is an attorney at the Beasley/Allen law firm in Montgomery, AL and she works in personal injury and products liability related to pharmaceutical and medical devices.

My favorite Bible verse is from the gospel of John 10:10, when Jesus tells his disciples, “10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” Jesus came not only to save us, but to give us life! Eternal life! And that life starts now…not one day in the future. I want to help people claim that life and live into it.  Liz’s favorite Bible verse is from Micah 6:8, “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” These are the things that Liz and I try to live into each and every day. Do justice, love kindness (some versions say “mercy”), and walk humbly with God.

Liz and I are so excited to begin our ministry with you at Church Street UMC! Stay tuned, exciting things are coming our way!


Grace and Peace,


The Rev. Lance J. Eiland




Are you searching for a family of faith that meets the spiritual needs of your whole family? Church Street UMC is your church home.  Our church is about people – not crowds of people but individuals.  People connecting to God and one another.  People striving to help each other grow in their faith and supporting one another.  CSUMC is about people coming together to make a difference. We invite you to visit us anytime!  We look forward to meeting you.


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Back to School Celebration Luncheon and Welcome to Lance and Liz

We are having a Back to School Celebration Luncheon and we will also give a big Welcome to Lance and Liz, , Sunday, August 13, following the morning Worship Service at 10:30 am. The church will furnish fried chicken and we need YOU to bring side dishes and dessert.  Each Sunday School Class has a sign up sheet starting July …


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