At Mount Pocono United Methodist Church, we believe that God is working among us. We encounter some interesting people here, as well! As a diverse body, we experience God in different ways. Through conversation with each other and in prayer. In worship and in study. Through helping others and through music. In laughter and in grieving. In pre-school programs and in the stories of our senior citizens. Through personal reflection and through social programs. God is at work as we uphold dignity and care for the earth.

Rev. Samuel Kofi Ashley

Rev. Samuel Derick Kofi Ashley is an ordained elder in the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Born and  raised in Ghana, a country that can be found on the West Coast of Africa, he attended the University of Ghana, Legon-Accra for his bachelor’s degree in History and the Study of Religions. He obtained his Master of Education degree in Political Science from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, and holds a Master of Divinity from Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ. Pastor Kofi serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference, the Northeast District Committee on Ministry (DCOM), and the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (EPC) Nominations Committee.

The Mount Pocono United Methodist Church is very glad and excited about all those who have been worshipping with us and are interested in learning more about becoming a member of the church.

The first step is to attend our New Member classes. These classes will provide a deeper understanding of what it means to be a Methodist.

We will also introduce you to the many ministries and serving opportunities of the church.

We will talk about membership vows that you are asked to make. One can join the United Methodist Church through:

  • baptism,
  • profession of faith,
  • transfer of membership from
    • another United Methodist Church or
    • another Christian denomination or
    • another faith tradition.

For more information, please contact the Church Office at 570-839-9902 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Pastor Kofi directly at 570-216-4494 or by email at kofiashley [at] hotmail [dot] com.

Looking forward to seeing you!

Song of the Week

Jesu Jesu (YouTube Video)

Quick Information

The Mt. Pocono United Methodist Church falls under the North PA District (Eastern PA Conference) of the United Methodist Church

Read more about our connectional beliefs.

Hall Rentals

The Church has different rooms available for renting to groups and organizations for events such as weddings, meetings, etc.  Please contact the church office for more information and availability.