About Us

Shiloh United Methodist Church was established in 1838 at its current location on Spring Hill Road, Gilbert. Originally meeting under a bush arbor, the church then moved into a log building followed a few years later in a wood frame building. Then, in 1951, the current stone sanctuary was completed and has served as the church home ever since. The fellowship hall was added in 1982 and a further expansion of office space, classrooms, and choir room were added in 2019.
Shiloh was the first Methodist Church in the area and drew members from the surrounding community. The church originally was part of a charge sharing a pastor with Pond Branch UMC and became an active station church in 1993. Today, it serves a small congregation in the Gilbert area fostering Christian education and fellowship.

Pastor – Rev. Debbie Miller

The Pastor works as worship leader, preacher, and teacher; administrative leaders; vision keeper, laity equipper and community minister. 

Lay Leader – Donna Griffin

The lay leader represents the lay people in the congregation in working with the pastor for the mission and vision of the congregation.  The lay leader works with the pastor and other leaders to launch and strengthen the ministries that build discipleship. 

Church Council – Mary Baker, Chairman

The function of the Church Council is to coordinate, implement, and promote the ministries of the church. The Church Council shall act on behalf of the congregation in making decisions of the Church.

Staff/Pastor Parish Relations Committee – Derrell Shipes, Chairman

The staff/pastor-parish relations committee functions somewhat like a personnel office. 

Trustees – Chairman (Vacant)

The board of trustees is entrusted with management of the property and facilities of the congregation.

Finance  – Janet Deep, Chairman

The Finance committee is responsible for creating a budget for the ministry of the congregation and for developing a plan to raise adequate funds in support  of the congregational needs. 

Additional Committees:

Lay Member to Annual Conference – Derrell Shipes

Church Treasurer – Gary Baker

Nuture and Discipleship (Worship) – Nancy Young, Chairman

Missions and Outreach – Ann Milligan, Chairman

Witness and Evangelism – Carol Leaphart, Chairman

Recording Secretary for Church Council – Dee Dee Chewning

Membership Secretary – Miriam McCoy

Financial Secretary – Jerry Green

Building Committee – Charlie Deep, Chairman

Fundraising Committee – Clyde Sanders, Co-Chair, Gary Baker Co-Chair

Church Safety Committee – Chairman (Vacant)

Cemetery Committee – Richard Chewning, Chairman

Sunday School Coordinator – Sherri Owings

United Methodist Women – President (Vacant)

United Methodist Men – President (Vacant)