Not the Perfect Pastor is the personal website/blog of Rev. Lynn Malone, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Monroe, LA.

Pastor Lynn began his service to First UMC, Monroe, on June 25th, 2013.

family photo 2013Pastor Lynn, a native of Chatham, Louisiana, has pastored United Methodist congregations for over 20 years.  He is a graduate of Chatham High School, La. Tech University (B.A.- History, Magna Cum Laude), and Asbury Theological Seminary.  Pastor Lynn answered the call to ministry in 1991 after serving more than eight years as a deputy sheriff with the Jackson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and his first appointment in ministry was as interim pastor of his home church, 1st UMC, Chatham.  After a four month appointment there, Pastor Lynn moved with his family to serve the Eros-Antioch charge in the former Ruston District.  Since that time he has served congregations in Junction City, KY, Morgan City, LA, Minden, LA, and Benton, LA.  Prior to his appointment to FUMC, Monroe, Pastor Lynn served two years as the District Superintendent of the Monroe District. Pastor Lynn and his wife, Vanessa, have four children and five grandchildren. In his free time, Lynn enjoys reading, writing, playing golf (he didn’t say he was good at it), traveling (anywhere there’s a beach), dining out, and (please don’t tell anyone) shopping.

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