Pastors & Staff

Rev. M. Thomas Lott
Senior Pastor

Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!  I am honored to be serving as the Senior Pastor of Friendship United Methodist Church, and I invite you to join us for worship each Sunday at 11:00 AM!

About me:  I grew up in Henrico, Virginia, a few miles west of Richmond.  I was raised in The United Methodist Church, and my early faith formation took place at Trinity UMC in Henrico, which is also the church where I served as Associate Pastor 2012-2016.  I am an Ordained Elder in Full Connection in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.

B.A. in History, 2009 – Virginia Commonwealth University
B.A. in Religious Studies, 2009 – Virginia Commonwealth University
M.Div., 2012 – Harvard Divinity School

Favorite Verse:  2 Timothy 1:7

J.E.Harrington_PhotoRev. James E. Harrington
Associate Pastor

What a joy it is to be serving as the Associate Pastor of Friendship United Methodist Church, a church that has been so instrumental in my spiritual growth and helping me discern my call to pastoral ministry.   I am grateful to God for the opportunity to serve at such an exciting time in the life of this congregation.

About me:  I am a local boy who grew up in the Westlawn neighborhood and attended Falls Church High School.  Although I was not raised in the church, God placed many Christian believers along my path to nurture and guide me on the journey.  While attending college at Virginia Tech, I became connected with a small group that forever changed my life.  Much in the Wesleyan spirit, this group instilled in me the importance of the spiritual disciplines of Bible study, praying together, and mutual accountability in small groups.  Youth ministry and discipleship have long been important focuses in my ministry.  Recently, as part of my seminary internship, I developed a small group ministry for parents with young children.

B.S. in Computer Science, 1991 – Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University
M.S. in Computer Science, 1995 – The Johns Hopkins University
Professional Certification in Youth Ministry, 2009 – Virginia Conference UMC
M.Div., 2016 – Wesley Theological Seminary

Favorite Verse:  Hebrews 10:24-25


Sydney McManus
Administrative Assistant

Larry Caines
Director of Music Ministries

Chris Horner

Angel Malarin

Friendship United Methodist Church
3527 Gallows Road
Falls Church, VA 22042