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Matton's Grove United Methodist Church

Pastor Jim

Jim Groome, Pastor
Email: jgroome@wnccumc.net
Cell Phone: 336.688.5750
Church Phone: 704.463.5974

Jim is a native of High Point, NC and graduated from High Point Central High School. He received an Associate’s Degree in English from Wingate College (now University). He also received his Bachelor’s Degree in History and Political Science from High Point College (now University). Jim spent the majority of his career in sales and management in the building products and millwork field. Jim left the business world to pursue his call to ministry in 2009. He received his first appointment in July 2010 to Mount Shepherd United Methodist Church just west of Asheboro. After two years a second church, West Chapel United Methodist Church was added. In July of 2013 Jim was appointed to Trinity United Methodist Church in Lexington.

Jim co-founded a ministry to long-term unemployed persons in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. He has worked with ministries caring for the homeless and otherwise disadvantaged persons. He has also worked with those persons suffering from substance abuse. Jim is active in The Walk to Emmaus, a 72-hour Christian retreat that is sponsored by The Upper Room.

Jim is married to Marilyn Rich Groome, also a High Pointer. She is retired from the City of High Point where she was the Administrative Assistant to the Director of Communication Services. She spends her time these days caring for her mother.

Jim has two children from a previous marriage; Jessica Groome Pope (husband Billy and son Carson) of Willow Springs, NC and Barrett Groome (wife Rachel Friebele Groome) of High Point.

Jim and Marilyn are delighted to be in Stanly County and they look forward to living and growing in Christ with the Matton’s Grove family!


24732 Matton’s Grove Ch. Rd. t Gold Hill, NC 28071  t  Parsonage: (704) 463-1353  t Church Phone: (704) 463-5974