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About Us

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J.J. became the Sr. Pastor at FUMC Harlingen on July 1st, 2017 moving from Weslaco FUMC. He grew up in Beeville, Texas. Upon completion of high school in, J.J. went on to college at University of Texas-Pan American where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachlors of Science degree in Biology. He felt a call to ministry during his college years and begin moving in that direction. J.J. graduated from seminary at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary in 2009 with a Masters of Divinity.

J.J. has previously served United Methodist churches in Elgin, Falfurrias, Premont, and Weslaco. He has a passion for walking beside people as they grow in thier love of Jesus. J.J. looks forward to serving with the church in the community of Harlingen for many years.

In 2012, J.J. was married to Amy. They have two children, Benjamin and Levi. As a family, they enjoy being in the community at festivals or bike rides around town. J.J. is always up for a cup of coffee and a conversation. His door is always open.

Jet Throckmorton, Retired Pastor


Jet has served as an Associate Pastor at FUMC Harlingen since 1989. Before that he served churches San Angelo and New Braunfels. Present duties include Confirmation and District Youth Camps. Jet has been instrumental in introducing many young people to a relationship with Jesus Christ.

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