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About Us


The First United Methodist Church in Port Isabel is a Christian congregation serving the local community by seeking, engaging, and encouraging others through a life-changing Christian journey. We are a loving, friendly, and spirit-filled community of believers that welcome all people into our church.

Our mission is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We achieve our mission through vital congregations that equip and empower people to be disciples of Jesus Christ in their homes and communities.

Our vision is to share God’s love and grow faith in our community with the transforming message of Jesus Christ through words and actions.

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Pastor Kay Hooper

She graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a triple major- Religion, Philosophy, and Recreation. She graduated from Duke Divinity School with a Master of Divinity and then served full time in the Iowa Annual Conference for her career.

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Ana Garcia - Rangel

Office Administrator

She has been with our church since 2013. In December 2019, she graduated from Central Texas College with her associate's in paralegal. In August 2021, she graduated from the California University of Pennsylvania with her bachelor's in Jurisprudence: Legal Studies.

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Andrew Sebok

Music Director & Pianist

Andrew Sebok is our Part-time Music Director and Pianist for the First United Methodist Church. He graduated from UTRGV – The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with his Master’s in Mathematics and Math Education. Aside from music director and pianist, Andrew also works closely with Pastor in providing technology for our Online worship.