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RBMC Welcomes New Superintendent

Rev. Farley Stuart Red Bird Missionary Conference is pleased to the announce the appointment of Rev. Karen Stigall as Conference Superintendent.

Karen Stigall has served the churches of Paint Lick UMC, Glendale UMC, St. Matthews UMC, and Lawrenceburg UMC. She has served on the District Committee on Ministry, Bishops Initiative for Children and Poverty, The Kentucky Conference New Church and Congregational Development Team, Chair 2004-2012, The Frankfort District New Church Development Team, Team Leader 2012-2015 The Kentucky Board of Ordained Ministry 2012-2014. She has worked extensively with Spiritual Leadership Inc. and is a member of the 2013 Coach Training Class. Karen is a graduate of Asbury College, and Asbury T heological Seminary.

Karen is married to Tom Stigall who is retired from a career as a clinical therapist for the Kentucky Department For Behavioral Health and as adjunct faculty for the Kentucky Community College and Technical System.

Red Bird Missionary Conference looks forward to our service together with Rev. Stigall as a witness for Christ in the heart of Appalachia.

Attention Mission Chairs and Committees

missions Did you know that to support a missionary pastor in the Red Bird Missionary Conference is the same as supporting a missionary anywhere in the world? The advantage is that you get the opportunity to develop a lasting relationship with this missionary, in which you can come to visit them and see firsthand the work they are doing. You have the opportunity to get to know the people they are serving and become involved in that work yourselves. You can send teams to their churches, receive letters from them in regards to the work, and even arrange for them to come and visit and share about the ways in which the love of God is being shared and shown in southeastern Kentucky. If you are interested in having a speaker or receiving more information about missionaries and the work taking place within the Red Bird Missionary Conference please call 606-598-5915 or email

Faithful Volunteers

Dan Haggard Serving God takes a variety of talents and abilities. Volunteers are a key component of our ministry here within the Red Bird Missionary Conference. Dale Haggard and Miriam Miller are two long time volunteers that have faithfully served in the conference office for over 20 years. The Red Bird Missionary Conference staff is very appreciative of their help and dedication. In an interview they were asked why the work at Red Bird was so important to their hearts and what it means to be a volunteer. Here is an excerpt, the entire articles can be found on our website at We hope that as you read about these two long time faithful volunteers that you too will think about making a trip the Red Bird Missionary Conference in order to experience first hand the amazing ministry that God has taking place here in the heart of Appalachia. more >

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What is Red Bird Missionary Conference?

The Red Bird Missionary Conference is one of three missionary conferences in the United States, the other two are: Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference and Alaska Missionary Conference. A missionary conference serves in an area where local resources cannot meet the needs; therefore mission support from the whole Church is necessary.

Red Bird Missionary Conference is located in the Southeastern Kentucky. It is the most comprehensive mission effort of The United Methodist Church in the United States, providing outreach and services that minister to the whole person (spiritual, physical, social, and economic).

For more information click About the Conference.

Wings for Red Bird

Red Bird Missionary Conference 1 John 5:3: "This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commandments."

Churches or Individuals can give Wings to ministry in Southeastern Kentucky.


Wings for Red Bird was specially designed to give individuals, and congregations small and large, a flexible, affordable way to continue sharing the love of God through ministries in the mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. Click Here to learn more.
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Missionary Support:
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