Senior Pastor

Mims United Methodist Church welcomed Pastor Charley Watts in 2019 as our Senior Pastor. PC is filled with excitement and joy to welcome you in and help you on you find a home here and nurture your walk with Jesus!

Pastor Charley is a 5th generation Floridian, He was born in Wauchula Florida on August 17, 1970. He grew up in a small town in southwest Florida called Ft.Ogden.

Formally he worked in  the funeral industry where he served 18 years as a Funeral Attendant, Assistant Embalmer, Family Counselor, Funeral Home Manager, to his last job as the Crematory Manager. 

PC is married to Toni and has one daughter Lynn. They were married on January 18, 2003 in Arcadia Fl. He enjoys fishing and spending time with his wife. They love to go to the mountains where the weather is cooler and the water is cold. 

PC entered into ministry in 2005, and was licensed the same year as a part time local pastor. He served as Pastor of Venus UMC, and worked full time at the Crematory. He became aware that the Crematory was getting in the way of his true calling and passion of being a Pastor and applied to become a Full- Time Local pastor and passed the Board in 2010. In 2011 Pastor Charley was given a 2 point charge preaching at both First UMC of Moore Haven and Venus Mission. The Moore Haven church grew and needed a full time pastor and PC moved there and placed the Venus Mission in a new pastors care. PC served Venus for 5 years and Moore Haven for 9. 

He is glad to be here and looks forward to many years of service to the people at Mims and the surrounding communities. He said that he and Toni feel at home here and reminds him of the small community he grew up in.