Pastoral Staff

Contact information for each of our pastors is listed under their biography.

Landis, JD

Rev. Dr. J. D. Landis

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. J. D. Landis has served five churches since coming to Michigan from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  During his time at Community UMC in Romulus, he completed the Doctor of Ministry at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  J. D. also served as Senior Associate at Metropolitan UMC in Detroit and, most recently, was the Directing Pastor of Swartz Creek UMC.  He and his wife, Carolyn, have three children, David, Beth, and Natalie.

Contact Rev. Landis:   or 835.6797 ext. 117

Keyworth, Chuck

Rev. Dr. Charles Keyworth

Associate Pastor

Chuck is a graduate of United Theological Seminary in Dayton Ohio (M. Div.) and Drew University School of Theology (D. Min). He has served as Associate Pastor of FUMC since 1999. Other churches he has served include: Republic & Woodland, Gordonville, and St. Charles & Brant.

Chuck works with our S.O.W. and Grow team (Spiritual Outreach and Welcoming), Member Care Work Area, and shares preaching, teaching, and other pastoral responsibilities.

Contact Rev. Keyworth:   • 835.6797 ext. 111


Rev. Jung Eun Yum

Associate Pastor

Jung was born and raised in South Korea, and came to the US with his wife, Somi, in 1998 to study at Fuller Theological Seminary (MDiv.) in Pasadena, CA.  He also studied missiology  (to focus on the missional identity of the church) in the Master of Theology program, and worked toward a Korean Doctor of Ministry for four years at Fuller.

Before joining the Midland First UMC staff in 2014, Jung served three churches: Glendale Korean UMC (CA), Detroit Korean UMC (MI) and Christ Korean UMC (MN). He enjoys traveling with his wife and children (Abraham, Rachel, and Hannah).

Contact Rev. Yum:  • 835.6797 ext. 145


Rev. Christy Miller-Black

Minister of Discipleship

Works with Small Groups, Fellowship Groups, Special Needs Ministries, and Adult Education.

Contact Rev. Miller-Black:   • 835.6797 ext. 142