Friendship Church

5454 South Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38506

the Rev. Carl Stiglich, Sr.

(931) 525-3555


Our Pastor:  Pastor Carl
The pastor at the Friendship United Methodist Church, Bro. Carl Stiglich, Sr.,  began  his ministry in September 1969. He worked for Youth for Christ for five years as director of Campus Life for several schools and as an executive director.   He has served as a pastor for over forty years.  He worked as a Senior Probation Officer and then as a Family Services Coordinator and Correctional Counselor for state prisons. He was a Deputy Town Clerk for five years. He has  ministered as the Protestant Chaplain for a “maxi--max”  prison, Sullivan Correctional Facility, for fourteen years.  Pastor Carl earned from Roberts Wesleyan College  a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Asbury Theological Seminary a Masters of Divinity degree.  He has completed Pastoral Clinical Training at Eastern Kentucky State Hospital. 

About Us

As Ambassadors for Christ we proclaim the Gospel by reaching out to the community through sharing, giving hope and welcoming others into the family of God.

Our church, sitting on four and a half acres, replaced Park View United Methodist Church which burned during an electrical storm on June 1, 1998.  The two story building has a 240-seating capacity, a nursery, offices, classrooms, and a large family area named “Disciple Hall” which is equipped with a full kitchen. 

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5454 South Jefferson Avenue
Cookeville TN 38506