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.
Marge everything is a sin. Have you ever sat down and read this thing? (holds up the bible) -Technically we're not allowed to go to the bathroom.Reverend Lovejoy
(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.