Our story

When the Space Age dawned in the late 1950's and early 1960's, many space engineers and technicians came from all over the United States and settled their young families in the small Florida town of Indian River City. With so many attending Titusville First United Methodist Church, some decided to form a church in their own hometown. By June of 1962, they were completely organized and worshiping in the town's fire house.


In four short months, the congregation grew so fast that it moved a block away to the civic center. By December of the next year, the young Methodist congregation had built its first church home - a chapel, fellowship hall and five classrooms.  After the lunar landings from 1969-72, many families moved away, but growth was revitalized by the space shuttle program, which first launched Columbia in 1981. 


Indian River City UMC recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we are still amazed at what He is doing through His church. We have added a few more buildings over the years and have grown to become a vital healthy church in our community.  We will always remember where we have come from and continue to look ahead to where the future will lead us.

Our Family

Saturday 6 p.m. Service                                                     Sunday 8 a.m. Service

OUr Family

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Service                                                              Sunday 11 a.m. Service

What we believe

John Wesley and the early Methodists were particularly concerned about inviting people to experience God’s grace and to grow in their knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. They placed primary emphasis on Christian living as well as putting faith and love into action. As United Methodists, we have an obligation to bear a faithful Christian witness to Jesus Christ, the living reality at the center of the Church’s life and witness. 


Click here for more information on the Methodist Church and what we believe!

Our Staff


  • Lisa Baggett       EmaiL: Lbaggett@ircumc.com

    My name is Lisa Baggett and I am blessed to serve as the Care Ministry Leader of Indian River City Church. I am married to a great man named Steve and have two awesome boys, Dylan and Sam. I have attended Indian River Church for 11 years and am honored to be serving our congregation in this way! The care ministry provides hospital, nursing home and homebound visitation, as well as intercessory and healing prayer groups. The Prayer shawl ministry also provides a wonderful way to bless and encourage those who are struggling. I am always looking for opportunities to bless and support parishioners in need, as well as encourage the congregation to find ways to care for each other.

  • Linda Benson    Email: Lbenson@ircumc.com

    My name is Linda Benson and I am blessed to serve as the Children’s Ministry Leader of Indian River City Church. I am married to a wonderful man named Bill and the mom of three beautiful girls, Morgan, Madison and Ella. After years of military and corporate moves, we excitedly embrace Titusville as our home! I absolutely love working with our children and our families. I want our children to experience God’s love and community first-hand through our dedicated teaching staff, professional caregivers and a loving, accepting environment created just for them!

  • Laurie Blair    Email: Lblair@ircumc.com

    Laurie Blair brings more than 15 years experience in Methodist church accounting to the finances of the church. She has worked for five Methodist churches in Florida and North Carolina varying from large to small congregations. She feels her calling is to faithfully account for the funds that have been given for God’s work, and to communicate that information to the church leadership and the congregation. She tries to translate financial reports so that everyone can understand what the numbers mean.  Laurie has been married for 25 years to her husband Bill, and they have three children Melissa, John and Matt. Melissa is married and has blessed them with two grandsons, two step-granddaughters, and a step-great granddaughter, all who live in Jacksonville.

  • Sandi Bledsoe    Email:  sbledsoe@ircumc.com

    Sandi is responsible for print and digital in-house publications. These publications include weekly programs to special event materials. She coordinates advertising upcoming events with local media (paper, radio etc.) and maintains and updates church materials and handbooks. She has two children, a son, Brandon, and daughter, Alexa. 

  • Bill Corristan      Email: bill@ircumc.com

    Hi there! i get the privilege of being called the Senior Pastor here at Indian River City UMC.   I grew up in Tampa, Florida in a great family while living in a great neighborhood! I encountered Jesus at age 16 and heard him call me to serve his purpose at age 20! I went to University of South Florida and then on to Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky! I have served God's purpose as a local pastor in Tampa, Miami, West Palm Beach, Sarasota and now...Titusville at Xciting Indian River City Church! Maureen & I were married on a ski slope in Park City, Utah in February 2003! I love sports of all kinds and try to keep in shape through daily running and regular exercise! I can't wait to help you find your place so you can begin playing your part in God's purpose here at Indian River City Church! God bless! Talk to you later! 

  • Sharrett Henderson    Email: shenderson@ircumc.com

    Sharrett is a graduate of Toccoa Falls College with a degree in music, and has been a Worship Leader for the past 15 years. Born and raised in Warner Robins Ga, He joined the IRC team back in Sept 2009 with his wife, Mary, and his beautiful daughter Grace. Although he stays busy with the Worship Ministry, he also is passionate to bring together worship leaders and volunteers from all denominations to create local networks, better equipping the Body of Christ for effective Kingdom work. In his free time, Sharrett likes to be a tourist in Orlando, taking advantage of all of its unique attractions and events. He also really likes dogs!

  • Domenick Mucci   EMAIL: DMucci@IRCUMC.COM

    My name is Domenick and my wife’s name is Niccole and I have the privilege of being the Youth Pastor at Indian River City. Born in Johnson City, TN and my wife is from Panama in Central America. We have two children Geovanni and Sebastian. Working with teens has given me a youthful outlook on life and they are encouraging to be around. It’s my passion to bring them closer to God and seeing them grow as believers and people. In my free time I enjoy working out at the gym, swimming, and playing with my kids. I love to eat so any time you want me to taste food let me know! =) 

  • dARLISSA sALAZAR   EMAIL: dSALAZAR@IRCUMC.COM

    My name is Darlissa Salazar and I have been serving at Indian River City since 2007 as Church Secretary. I am the primary point of interface for members, visitors, callers, delivery personnel and all those who come into our office. I also provide secretarial services to staff for the various ministry projects and groups. I also take care of all facility request and keep our calendar for all the various bible studies and outside groups who come onto our campus for meetings and various activities and work with the bride & groom for all the weddings. I have a wonderful husband Ed Salazar and we have been coming to Indian River City since 2004 when we moved here. Ed has two children Robert & Victoria who live in the Melbourne area.  I also love candles so when you come into the lobby you will usually smell one burning.  

  • dAWN sCHISSLER        eMAIL:  DSCHISSLER@IRCUMC.COM

    Dawn leads our Adult Ministries here at Indian River City UMC. Dawn joined the staff in 2001 after moving here from Mobile, AL. Born in Minnesota, she spent her teen years in Titusville, and then graduated from Asbury University in Wilmore, KY, with a degree in Elementary Education. Dawn has three adult children. A married daughter and two sons in Auburn, AL

  • jENNIFER tAYLOR    eMAIL:  jTAYLOR@IRCUMC.COM

    God called Jennifer out of a career in nursing in 2001 and in 2002 she began serving Indian River City Church after traveling to East Asia with the Macedonia Project where God showed her his heart for the lost. Jennifer has since traveled to Europe and Africa in overseas missions and desires to help equip and provide opportunities for our congregation to share Christ’s love locally and overseas. She is a wife and the mother of two sons, both who are married and live in Poland. Her eldest son, Ben, is in fulltime missions with his wife Krista and three sons reaching the 140,000 University students in Wroclaw. The younger son met a Polish girl at his brother’s wedding and the rest is history! Her roll includes Hospitality, Community Outreach, Missions and Membership.

  • Bill Thornton    Email: Bthornton@IRCUMC.COM

    Hi, my name is Bill Thornton and I'm blessed to serve as the Church Administrator. My beautiful wife Mary and I move moved to Titusville with our 4 children Kris, Nicole, Nick and Savanna from Orlando and love the area and Indian River City Church. After I retired from the Army in 2003 I completed my degree in Management at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, TX. I have worked in Information Systems, Project and Program Management and Office Automation. Serving as the church administrator allows me to put my diverse background and skill set to use supporting the church, our great staff and wonderful pastor in the pursuit of bringing people to Jesus to know him and make him known.

  • Heather quidort        Email: hquidort@ircumc.com

    Heather and her husband are originally from Indiana. They came to Titusville in 1994. By 1997, they were in need of a preschool program, which led them to IRCUMC. Both of their children, Tyler & Madisyn, attended The Kids’ Place. Their experience here was amazing, which led Heather to join The Kids’ Place in its ministry in the spring of 2000. She has her AS Degree in Early Childhood Education and her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational & Business Management. Heather loves being a part of a ministry that shares Christ’s love with so many children and families in our community. Her goal as the Executive Director is to provide children with a safe, happy and healthy environment, while surrounded with Christian love, morals and values. She leads her staff encouraging spiritual growth to equip each of us to let our lights shine for Christ in all we do at The Kids’ Place.

Indian River City UMC

1355 Cheney Hwy

Titusville Fl 32780