Court Street United Methodist Church stands between two sets of railroad tracks that intersect in downtown Hattiesburg, and people from all sides of the tracks are part of our church family. Court Street is committed to being a church that includes all people, regardless of any status. We don't just tolerate our diversity. We celebrate it. Our church is full of people of a variety of ages, races, economic backgrounds, and family arrangements. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are an active part of the church's life, alongside persons with histories of addiction and incarceration. We believe the Holy Spirit has made Court Street the amazingly beautiful, diverse, and graceful community it is today. 


Sue Keen Hyland, Pastor

Josephine D'Arpa, Minister of Music

Josephine D’Arpa serves as Court Street’s Minister of Music. She is a retired professor of music at William Carey University and still teaches voice lessons and music appreciation. Her Bachelor of Music is from William Carey, she received her Master of Music (with an emphasis on vocal performance) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to weekly choir practice, Ms D'Arpa teaches the music for our annual Christmas and Easter Cantatas, and she conducts music for The Living Last Supper, a dramatic re-enactment of the last meal Jesus had with his disciples before death, which Court Street presents each year on Maundy Thursday.  

Choir Practice is on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m., and everyone is invited and welcome to join. 

Susan Dickey, Program Ministries Coordinator

Jennifer Klerk Morgan, Children & Youth Minister

Kenny Myrick, Organ, Piano, & Woodwinds

Sarah Odom, Substitute Choir Directior, Substitute Piano & Organ

Darlene Hammons, Community Meal Coordinator

Dorothy & Steve Mobley, Building Custodians

Jamie LeJeune, Deaconess & Director of the The Studio @ Court Street


609 Southern Ave, Hattiesburg, MS, 39401   /   601-583-1711   /   courtstreetumc@bellsouth.net