Detroit UMC’s outreach effort results in pastor preaching from rooftop


In September of 2015, Jason Clifton was appointed as the Supply Pastor of Detroit United Methodist Church in the Southwest District.

District Superintendent Rev. Roger Thompson stated: “Jason was recommended to me by a pastor in the area as someone with a heart for Jesus and a desire to serve. I appointed Jason for the remainder of the year, with the hope that he would be willing to continue on in the next Conference Year.”

When Jason arrived at Detroit UMC in 2015, the average worship attendance was 17. Thus far in 2017, the average weekly worship attendance is 29 – a 71% increase! 

A couple of months ago, Rev. Clifton challenged the congregation to invite others to worship. He explained, “I told them that if they could get 50 in attendance, I would preach God’s Word from the rooftop!”

The worship attendance on Sunday, October 29, sent Rev. Clifton to the roof!

Rev.Thompson says: “Thanks, Jason, for your creative spirit to bring others to Christ!”

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