Rev Jordan McKenzie, Lead Pastor







Rev. Jordan McKenzie serves as Senior Pastor at Belmont United Methodist and Neighborhood United Methodist Churches.


Jordan is a native of the Dayton-area and first came to Belmont in 2013, serving as Associate Pastor/Children’s Director prior to becoming Senior Pastor. He has also served on the staff of Parkview and Ginghamsburg United Methodist Churches and in lay ministry at Tipp City United Methodist Church.


Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree in middle childhood education from Wright State University (where he has also completed additional graduate work in education), earned his master’s degree in theological studies at United Theological Seminary, and is a graduate of the Edison Community Leadership Academy. Jordan also teaches part-time as an adjunct instructor at Edison State Community College.


He is married to Emma, who is a middle-school special education teacher. Together they have three young children—all boys— named Asher, Rain, and Rory. Asher loves anything sports- related and Rain and Rory are identical twins who are always on the move. Jordan and Emma are expecting their 4th child in late 2019.


In his free time Jordan, loves sports, swimming, biking, late-night walks, classic television and movies, and eating (he’s something of a foodie). He looks forward to seeing you at Belmont sometime soon!