FUMC Staff & Church Leadership

Dr. Jeremy K. Pridgeon- Senior Minister


Dr. Jeremy K. Pridgeon is a native of Wewahitchka, Florida.  He is a graduate of The University of West Florida, the Candler School of Theology of Emory University, and holds a PhD from The University of Alabama.  Jeremy is an ordained elder in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Jeremy has served as the pastor of the Seale/Alexandria charge in Russell County, Alabama, as an associate minister at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama, senior minister of the First United Methodist Church of Wetumpka, Alabama, as the Pensacola District Superintendent, and as the Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial Services for the Alabama-West Florida Conference.  He is currently appointed as the senior minister of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery.

Jeremy has served previously as a delegate to both General and Jurisdictional Conference. He has served as Chairperson of the Candler School of Theology Alumni Board.  He has served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Conference Committee on Episcopacy, as Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee of the Alabama-West Florida Conference Foundation, as a member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Cabinet Consultation Design Team, the Conference Board of Ministry, the Montgomery-Prattville District Superintendency Committee, and Montgomery-Prattville District Committee on Ministry.

Jeremy currently serves as a member of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Coordination and Accountability, the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation Committee,  the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors for the College of Education at The University of Alabama.

Jeremy enjoys traveling, long-distance running, hunting and fishing, and college football and baseball.  He officiated high school baseball, softball, and volleyball for 15 years with the Florida High School Activities Association and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, and had the privilege of umpiring state championship games in both Florida and Alabama.

Jeremy is married to the former Abigail Garrison of Leesburg, Georgia.  Together they have two daughters, Alexis and Addison.  Abigail is a pharmaceutical sales specialist with Merck and Co.  Alexis is in kindergarten and Addison is in pre-school.

Lucas Tribble
Associate Minister
Rev. Gillian L. Walters
Associate Minister
Glenda Argo
Director of Children's Ministries
Nancy Belser
Administrative Assistant to Church Administrator
Adrian Borden
Director of 50Plus, Sacred Arts, and Nursery Ministries
Jason Borders
Theologian in Residence
Matthew Butts
Director of IT/AV
Amy Burns
Financial Assistant
Anne Chandler
Coordinator of Youth Programs
Dr. Joshua Coble
Organist/Assistant Director of Music
Felicia Crawford
Caitlin Eiland
Director of Student Ministries
Lyn Frazer
Church Archivist
Lillian Gilley
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Minister
Stanley Gunn
Michelle Hawkins
Food Service Supervisor
Tammy Holcomb
Administrative Assistant to Associate Ministers
Jimmy Holcomb
Church Administrator
Stacy Howard
Food Service
Tina Hudgins
Director of Finance
Kitha Jackson
Assistant Director of Early Childhood Development Center
Daphne Johnston
Director of Respite Ministry
Charlie Kendall
Associate Minister
Kendrick Knight
Beth Mantooth
Director of First School
Rev. Ben A. McDavid
Minister of Congregational Care
Vicky Moore
Director of Early Childhood Development Center
Drew Norman
Facilities Manager
Renee Norman
Assistant Director of Children’s Ministries
Joe Pace
Ed Reifenberg
Dr. James H. Seay
Director of Music
Anna O’Neal
Assistant Director of Communications
Laura Selby
Assistant Director of Respite Ministry
Leslie Shannon
Database Manager
Claire Smith
Director of Missions & Social Services
Alyssa Taylor
Director of Communications
Jacqueline Thomas
LeCory Ware
Kate Wheaton
Director of Hospitality and Food Services

Worship Services

Worship is central to the life of First United Methodist Church, and the Sanctuary is at the heart of our church family.  Each Sunday morning we gather for services of worship at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

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