Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is grounded in Jesus’ command to love one another. Through one-to-one caring relationships, those who are hurting receive the love and care they need to support them.


Is life more than you can handle alone right now? Are your health, your attitude, or your relationships suffering? Are you adjusting to a new job, change in marital status, a serious illness, the death of a loved one, or a recent move? Would you like to have someone in your life who really cares?


Everyone goes through difficult times. Having someone to care, to listen, and to share God’s love with you can help you get through the confusion, stress, or loneliness you may be experiencing.


A Stephen Minister is a child of God, with at least 50 hours of training in how to provide Christian care, who walks beside a person in their time of need. A Stephen Minister is NOT a counselor or therapist, a problem–solver, or a casual visitor.


What are the needs with which Stephen Ministry can help? We help those who are…


  • Hospitalized
  • Terminally ill
  • Bereaved
  • In a job crisis
  • Disabled
  • Homebound
  • Lonely
  • New church members
  • In a spiritual crisis
  • Looking for a caring, Christian friend


If you think a Stephen Minister can be of help to you, contact Rev. Ben McDavid, 334-834-8990.


First Serves

First United Methodist Church of Montgomery strives to let our light shine by serving the Lord with all our hearts, in hopes of improving the lives of our members, the community, and people all around the world.