Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Pastoral Staff

Dr. Tony McCullough

Senior Pastor

 Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Tony earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Auburn University and worked for 13 years as a professional civil engineer. After serving as a lay speaker in the United Methodist Church, he felt a calling into full-time pastoral ministry and completed seminary at Candler School of Theology (Emory University) in 2013. Churches he has served in the Alabama-West Florida Conference include Booth UMC (2009-2010), River City Church in Montgomery (2010-2015), FUMC of Brewton (2015-2018) and FUMC of Prattville (2018-present). In 2020, he completed his Doctor of Ministry degree in church leadership from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. Tony coaches Little League baseball and basketball, and loves spending time with his family. In his spare time, he likes to play golf, run, exercise and attend sporting events. Tony is married to the former Carmen Stegall of Montgomery, and they have three children – Arden, Adeline, and Holt.   

Chris McCain

Associate Pastor

Chris is originally from Skipperville, AL where his father served as a United Methodist pastor for ten years.  He is a graduate of Huntingdon College with a BA in Religion, and has a Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology. Chris first felt his call to ministry as a youth pastor, and has ten years of ministerial leadership experience. Chris loves God, loves the church, and loves building and being a part of communities within the church. Chris and his wife Jessy have a daughter named Eva Mae. They also have a Shih Tzu named Chewie. Before moving to Prattville in 2020, Chris served as the pastor of Flowery Branch United Methodist Church in the North Georgia Conference. In his spare time Chris enjoys watching football, grilling out, and playing golf. 

Program Staff

Jeremy Pyles

Director of Music Ministries

Originally from Opelika, Ala., Jeremy graduated from Auburn University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Vocal Music Education degree. Apart from the life of the church, he is active in the Prattville community where he serves as Music Director of the Prattville Community Chorus! Jeremy enjoys traveling, cooking, and the occasional good book.

Stacey Lewis

Director of Children's Ministries

Stacey is a graduate of Auburn University and received a master’s degree in secondary education from AUM.  Stacey and her husband David Lewis joined FUMC in 1998, and they have three daughters: Madeline, Margaret, and Marion.  In her free time, Stacey enjoys Auburn football, watching her children in their activities, and working in her garden.  

Casey Ferrell

Director of Student Ministries

Casey is a graduate of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois where he received a Bachelors in Christian Ministry and Education with a specialization in Youth Ministry. He is currently pursuing  Master of Divinity. Casey is married to McKenna, a teacher at Prattville Primary. They have two dogs, Maisy and Indy! Casey and McKenna moved from Indiana and have been in Prattville since 2017.  Casey loves Jesus, food, golf, the outdoors, woodworking, and staying busy.  Casey looks forward to getting to know more students and parents!

Mat Napp

Director of Modern Worship

Mat is a Kentucky native who has been transplanted here to the River Region with his wife, Christen. He has been involved with Worship and Production ministry since 2009 and is very passionate about people finding God through music and visual performance. Mat’s hobbies include an “unhealthy Star Wars obsession,” finding and trying new foods, and visiting coffee shops.

Luann Williams

Director of Hospitality and Food Services

 Luann loves to help people connect with the church and to live into their God-given gifts to serve others as the hands and feet of Christ. 

Early Learning Academy

Linda Murray

Pre K- 3,4 / Kindergarten Director

Linda is married to Jim Murray, and they have three children: Ryan, Matthew, and Amber Murray Kines. Linda has been a member of PFUMC for many years and has been the director at the Early Learning Academy since 2003. Linda has an Associates Degree in Art from Wallace College Dothan, AL, a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education from Central State University of Oklahoma, and a Masters Degree in General Education (emphasis in Diagnostic and Remedial Reading) from the College of St. Joseph Vermont. In her free time, she likes spending time with family, crafting, and going to the beach.

Debra Cox

Nursery, Toddler & Pre-K 2s Director

Debra is a graduate of Troy University.  She is a certified retired Early Childhood Educator with 31 years experience in the Montgomery public school system.  Debra has been with ELA since 2018. She and her husband have 3 children and 6 grandchildren.  They attend Millbrook FUMC where she directs the children’s choir. In her free time she enjoys sewing, and spending time with family

Support Staff

Freda Clark

Pastoral Secretary

Freda grew up attending First Methodist. She is married to Chris Clark, and they have a daughter and granddaughter. One aspect Freda loves about her job is being able to interact with the PFUMC church family on a daily basis. In her spare time, Freda loves to read, spend time with family, and watch her granddaughter carry on the family tradition of a love for dance!

Carol Sharpe

Financial Secretary

Charlotte Nichols

Principal Organist

 

Cynthia Summers

Principal Pianist

Tabitha Moorer

Head of Grounds and Facilities

Teresa Alarcon

Grounds and Facilities