REV. JOYA L. ABRAMS, associate pastor

Rev. Joya L. Abrams serves as the Associate Pastor at Decatur First UMC. Joya is an Elder in Full Connection in the North Georgia Conference. She is an Atlanta native and graduate of The Westminster Schools, Spelman College (BS), Georgia Tech (BS), and the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (M.Div.). She is a second career clergywoman and worked as an Industrial Engineer before answering her call to ministry in 2010. Her previous appointments include pastor in charge at Tenth Street Underwood Memorial UMC and Associate Pastor at Impact Church. Joya has a passion for helping people think through how their faith is in action in their lives. Joya enjoys photography, baking cookies, going to concerts, eating amazing food and singing. She and her husband, Nate, are the proud parents of two wildly intelligent sons and a sweet rescue dog, Katie. She can be reached at: