Welcome to Genesis
At Genesis, we are a place for new beginnings. We open our doors and welcome people from all walks of life and desire to build each other up in the love and teaching of Christ. Through worship, community, and outreach, we grow authentic followers of Jesus Christ who are learning to love God and live as disciples, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Our Core Values
Here at Genesis Church, we live by our Core Values and desire for others to be impacted by them as well.
- Living As a Follower of Christ
- Seeing People as Christ Sees Them
- Commitment to Following Jesus and Discovering What That Means Together
- Being an Authentic Body of Christ
- Having a Childlike Enthusiasm to Love One Another as God Loved Us
What To Expect
Genesis worship style is contemporary. There is no dress code, come as you are prepared to worship.
Service Times & Location
9:00 & 10:45am
205 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Free Breakfast: 9:45-10:30am Every Sunday In Fellowship Hall
Serve at Genesis
There are many ways to serve at Genesis Church from Community Meals to Sunday School, ushering to worship team, and more! If you are interested in serving, please contact Janice Hanna at or call the church office at 479-442-1827.
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For My Kids
Children are always welcome in our worship services but we also offer age appropriate lessons for children ages Infant thru 5th Grade.
- Nursery for infant through pre-school is provided at the 9:00am & 10:45am worship services
- Sunday School for children in Kindergarten-5th Grade is available at the 10:45am worship service
For more information, please contact Nicole Guenther at 479-442-1827 or email .
Junior & Senior High Students
We believe our youth are a vital part of the church and we provide junior and senior high school ministry at our Central campus (6 W. Dickson St).
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Outreach & Ministries
Here at Genesis Church, we believe in serving others as Christ has called us to. For this reason, we provide three hunger ministries for the community: Community Meals, our Genesis food and clothing pantry, and USDA Commodities.
Tuesdays & Thursdays:
Lunch Served 11:15-12:30pm
Central United Methodist Church Activities Center
6 W. Dickson St. | Fayetteville, AR 72701
Doors open at 10:00am with Lunch Served from 11:15-12:30pm
Genesis Church | Fellowship Hall
Genesis Food & Clothing Pantry
Genesis Campus houses a food and clothing pantry for those in need. The food pantry is providing food for over 50 families a month, over 90 individuals. This is done on an ongoing basis as individuals in need come to our offices throughout the week and also on the last Saturday of each month the pantry is open to all in need. Currently, we are in need of all items with a focus on protein items such as peanut butter and canned meats ( such as chicken, tuna and Vienna sausages).
USDA Commodities is an outreach to our local community that provides bags of food to families in need. Various canned goods and occasional meat and eggs are donated by the USDA, delivered by the Sheriff's Department and packed and prepared with love by volunteers.
USDA Commodities are distributed on the third Thursday of every month in the USDA Room at Genesis Church. To receive food, an application must be picked up on the day of distribution and returned for approval. Approval is given to those who meet income-based need and the amount of food received is based on family size.
We are currently in need of plastic shopping bags (Walmart, Target, etc.) and empty egg cartons. Donations can be dropped off at Genesis Church on Sunday mornings.
For more information, please contact Janice Hanna at 479-442-1827 or .
Rev. Jody Farrell
Genesis Campus Pastor
Jody provides general oversight to Genesis Church, a satellite campus in South Fayetteville. He organizes worship, preaches and teaches weekly, and coordinates the staff and mission ministries of the campus. Jody has served at Central since July, 2006.
Genesis Church Administrator
Janice provides organizational support to Genesis in a variety of ways, including coordinating lay servants for ministry and offering logistical support for outreach. Janice has served at Genesis since June, 2014.
Local Mission Coordinator
Glenn works to coordinate various local mission ministries such as Community Meals, Actions and Truth and the Genesis Food Pantry. He also works to support and serve needs of individuals and families in crisis in our community.
Genesis Campus Worship Leader
David leads worship for Genesis Church, Senior High Student Ministries, and assists with Celebrate Recovery. David has served on the Central staff since May, 2011.
Genesis Administrative Assistant & Custodian
Maura assists with all administrative tasks as well as custodial duties at Genesis. Maura has served at Genesis since August, 2016.
Genesis Director of Children's Ministry
Nicole is responsible for children's Sunday school and special events such as VBS, Fall Festival, Easter and Christmas. Nicole also coordinates all volunteers and planning for all children’s ministry functions. Nicole has served at Central since September, 2015.
The church in south Fayetteville started in the summer of 1941, when Harry Denman attended an evangelist school at Mount Sequoyah Assembly. The 150 men attending were committed to taking the Gospel to the community. In June of that year, from the tents of a revival on the corner of Church and South, grew the first members of what would eventually become known as Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church. Wiggins church joyfully served its community for over 73 years.
In 2013 after many years of worship and service, Wiggins was faced with the reality that they would have to close their doors. They decided the best way to maintain their original mission was to transfer the staff and assets to another church. Central United Methodist Church, located on Dickson Street, saw an opportunity to expand its ministry and began the renovations on what would become its new satellite church, Genesis Church. Over a year's time, while undergoing these improvements, the congregation continued to worship, thrive, and grow in size.
Genesis Church has become a unique combination of old and new. Committed to taking the Gospel to the community, it is a place for new beginnings. Any day of the week you will find the church bustling with activities from updating the campus to community groups meeting. Genesis Church is known for its radical hospitality and people who are authentic, loving, and centered on being followers of Jesus Christ.
In the video below, you will hear the testimony of Genesis Campus Pastor, Rev. Jody Farrell.