558 Central Avenue, PO Box 428, Coldwater MS 38618-0428
Phone: 662.622.7514
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Pastor Ricky haynes
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Pastor Rickey was born and raised on a small farm in Northeast Mississippi. He has been a part of the Methodist movement all of his life. Our pastor grew up in the small rural community of Ingomar, Mississippi, where he attended school at Ingomar Attendance Center and his family's church home was Ingomar United Methodist Church. It was there that he gave his life to Christ at a summer revival when he was nine years old.

After graduating from Ingomar Attendance Center in 1970, Rickey attended Mississippi State University and received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He was then employed by the Farm Credit System where he worked for over 37 years, retiring in May of 2012 to spend his time in the work of ministry.

Rickey heard the call of Christ upon his life to enter the ministry through the United Methodist Church. Since that time he has served as an associate pastor at Senatobia First United Methodist Church, as pastor of Crenshaw and Sledge United Methodist Churches and has served the past 12 years as pastor of the Arkabutla and Coldwater United Methodist Churches.

Rickey received his Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary in 1998. He is an active member of the North Mississippi Emmaus and Chrysalis communities, the United Methodist Men, and serves on the advisory board of the Stop Hunger Now ministry.

Rickey is married to the former Barbara Thompson of Myrtle, Mississippi and they have two adult children, two grandchildren, a wonderful son-in-law and daughter-in-law.