Community Interest

Ebenezer UCC Welcomes New Pastor, Dr. Tanya Jeffcoat

Ebenezer UCC in Augusta, MO, would like to welcome Dr. Tanya Jeffcoat as their new pastor. Pastor Tanya graduated from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Ph.D. in philosophy and is completing her Master of Divinity degree at Phillips Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Ebenezer, she taught philosophy and diversity classes at University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas, and was a chaplain resident at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR.

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Pastor Tanya brings a love of teaching and commitment to pastoral care to her ministry. She emphasizes the love of God and neighbor, drawing upon Micah 6:8 and Matthew 22:37-39. Micah calls us “to act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God,” while Jesus tells us to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” and to “Love your neighbor as yourself.” These verses underpin the extravagant welcome of the UCC: “No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey, you are welcome here!”

Pastor Tanya is excited to be in Augusta and is looking forward to meeting everyone. She can be reached by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone or text at 479-857-6303.

Currently, Ebenezer UCC is holding in-person Sunday Worship at 9:00 a.m. Masks and social distancing are required. Online worship options are currently under development. For more information, call the church office at 636-228-4822.