Announcing Messiah's New Associate Pastor, Rev. Evette Watt


Church of the Messiah’s leadership board is pleased to announce the appointment of our new Associate Pastor, Evette Loper Watt. Evette grew up in the Methodist tradition and is passionate about the Word of God.  The following passage undergirds her life: 

3 You have already been cleansed[b] by the word that I have spoken to you. 4 Abide in me as I abide in you. Just as the branch cannot bear fruit by itself unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine, you are the branches. Those who abide in me and I in them bear much fruit, because apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:3-5)

Evette worked as an attorney serving families and children in crisis for many years.  She responded to God’s call to ministry and pursued full-time seminary studies.  Evette is a Licensed Local Pastor and will be commissioned as a Provisional Elder at the West Ohio Annual Conference.  She looks forward to serving the Messiah family in the ministries of preaching, teaching, and pastoral care and counseling.  She has also served as a Chaplain in the hospital and hospice settings. 


·         B.A., Spelman College, Atlanta, Georgia, 1987

·         Juris Doctorate, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, 1993

·         Master of Divinity, United Theological Seminary, 2017

Evette has two young adult children.  Evan Jabari is a graduate of Morehouse College, and works as a salesman in Atlanta.  Meredith Louise is completing her sophomore year at Spelman College in Atlanta.  She enjoys traveling, music, and nature walks. 

Evette will begin her work here at Messiah beginning July 1st. Please join me as we welcome Rev. Evette Watt!

Bishop Palmer announces new Clergy appointment to Church of the Messiah!

We are pleased to share that Bishop Palmer has appointed Rev. DJ Kim to Church of the Messiah effective July 1st. Rev. Kim will serve as the Pastor of Family and Children Ministries. He and his wife, Hope, have a 2 year old daughter named Zoey. They currently are in ministry at Global Community UMC here in Columbus. A graduate of The Ohio State University and Asbury Seminary, Rev. Kim brings a passion for family, children, youth, and campus ministry. May we extend a wonderful welcome to The Kim’s in the coming months as they join our clergy team here at Church of the Messiah.

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