Reverend Timothy Lovejoy is the reverend of The First Church of Springfield, the local protestant church that The Simpsons and most of their friends attend. Although Lovejoy initially was a caring minister, he became apathetic after constant annoyances by Ned Flanders. He is married to the town gossip, Helen, and has a rarely seen daughter Jessica.
(Using the phone, Ned Flanders seeks some counsel in the middle of the night.)
Ned: Hello, Reverend Lovejoy?
Helen Lovejoy: (Yawns) No. This is Mrs. Lovejoy. (Sighs) Just a minute. (Covers the phone) Honey. Honey, wake up. It sounds like Ned Flanders is having some sort of crisis.
Reverend Lovejoy: (Groans) Probably stepped on a worm.
Good people, I'm so happy you're all here tonight. But please, just a few words of caution. Now, we are going to set this pile of evil ablaze, but because these are children's toys, the fire will spread quickly, so please stand back and try not to inhale the toxic fumes.Reverend Lovejoy