We are a church seeking to create meaningful places for people to connect with God and one another. We would like to invite you to join us!
We believe that it is within community that the life of God is most faithfully experienced and expressed. For us, that means we regularly gather around tables—tables for worship, communion, fellowship, formation, and service.
If this kind of life sounds meaningful to you—regardless of background or belief—we would like to welcome you to any of our many tables.
Grace and peace,
Rev. Will Choate
Will is an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, and founding pastor of Argenta UMC. He has a Bachelor’s in Business Finance from Arkansas State University, and a Master’s of Theology from Southern Methodist University. His passion is creating places for people to connect with God and one another so they might participate in the life of God here and now. For Will, the church has been the richest and most powerful manifestation of that life.
Will is married to Audra Choate and they have two children, Norah and Bo.
Rachel was born in northwest Arkansas. She graduated high school from Gravette, AR. She finished her Child Development Associate in 2013 and works as a full time teacher at the Early Childhood Education Program at Trinity Cathedral. She has also recently been engaged to her fiancé Zach, who is a second year medical student that attends UAMS.
It is my goal to teach the children about the love of God through age-appropriate lessons. It is also my goal to create an environment full of fun, faith, and fellowship. Some different activities to go along with every lesson include; 3-D crafts, coloring pages, story time, singing, and snack art. Our hope is to help each child build a solid relationship with Jesus Christ.
John Willis is a singer/songwriter and pianist who has grown up playing and singing in churches in Central Arkansas. Coming from a music minister’s family, John has been steeped long in both traditional hymns and in the praise and worship tradition that has flourished in more recent decades. This solid footing in tradition with an ear toward the contemporary and the inclusive is the place from which John selects music for worship each week at Argenta UMC. John has a band and performs around town, and when he’s not making music he is practicing or teaching yoga, a passion he first discovered as a stressed out music student at the University of Central Arkansas. John also works as administrator for Arkansas House of Prayer, an interfaith prayer and meditation center in West Little Rock.