Our Pastor

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Rev. Moses Jarta Flomo

 Moses Jarta (jar’tah) Flomo (flow’mo) - current pastor of Saint Mary Street United Methodist Church of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference, United Methodist Church - hails from the Republic of Liberia, West Africa.  Claimed by God at the tender age of fifteen, he accepted God’s call to ordained ministry - having tried to no avail to ignore God’s call in order to pursue studies and career in Electrical Engineering. He studied at the Gbarnga (barn’gah) School of Theology - a United Methodist Seminary in Gbarnga, Liberia, where he earned a Diploma in Theology (Master of Divinity equivalence) and Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D. C., where he earned the Master of Theological Studies degree in Biblical Studies. He is presently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry Degree Program at Wesley Theological Seminary. He has also served several congregations in the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference since 1996 - including Irvington UMC (Irvington), Franklin-St. John’s (Newark - Associate), Park Avenue-St. John (East Orange), and Bethany Browne (Jersey City).

 He believes in honoring God with his life by striving "to live above reproach", doing the works of mercy, justice, and peace - "doing no harm", "doing good" to all people, and "attending upon the ordinances of God.”  Pastor Flomo seeks to make a difference in the community in many ways. He volunteers as a Chaplain of the Burlington City Police Department; Coordinator of Team Builders Community Development Corporation – a 501(c)(3) community development organization; and Founding Member and Chaplain of African Immigrant Community of America (AIMCOMA) – also a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to improving the lot of African Immigrants in the United States.

 Pastor Flomo is married. He and his lovely wife Saba (sah’bah) are blessed with four children – Abraham Jarta, Corboi (coor’boy) Benedict, Nhanmo (nahn’mo) Jarta, and Lorpu (lorr’poo) Saba.