Mark began his ministry here July 2018. He is married to Rosemary for 19 years. They have a son, Mark, and a daughter, Mary. Mark has been in ministry for the past 26 years; a pastor for 20 years. His calling is to help people meet Jesus and walk in the joy of being in a relationship with Him!
Gene Lankford began his ministry with us in January 2018. He is director over Hispanic ministries. Pastor Gene believes in breaking down the barriers between people that divide the world in various ways into “us” and “them” and wants to help all people realize their full potential within God’s plan for their lives. He is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church and has served several churches as pastor since 1991. He also served 4 years as Coordinator of Hispanic Ministries for
the North Alabama Conference. He is a graduate of Samford University (A.B., 1983), Harvard Divinity School (M.T.S., 1985), and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Ph.D., 2015), with additional studies at Candler School of Theology, Emory University (1995-1996). He has two sons Jason and Blake Lankford, a step-daughter Margie Walker May, and a granddaughter Jasmine Walker.
Bryant has over five years of youth ministry experience and began with us in August 2019. Bryant has a heart for missions and youth and wants to create and be a disciple of Christ. He seeks to help youth grow in their relationship with Christ by making that relationship personal. He wants to see youth grow in “wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” Bryant leads our youth ministry in Sunday night small groups, weekly bible studies, and monthly fun and mission opportunities. He attends Asbury Theological Seminary. Bryant recently married the love of his life, Lanie.
Bob has been in music ministry for over 20 years. He held the position of Band Director at Albertville High School for many years. More on Bob coming soon!
Kelly came on board with us in 2017. She has a heart to impact children for the gospel of Christ. More on Kelly coming soon!
Jason began his ministry with us in July 2015 as our contemporary worship leader. He has led worship for 17 years. He and his wife, Brittany have a passion to lead people to an intimate relationship with Christ. More on Jason and Brittany coming soon!
Leslie has been a lifelong member of Albertville FUMC and came on board as daycare director in 2017. Prior to serving as director of The Children’s Place Childcare center, she had a 25 year career in education, both in the classroom teaching Spanish, English and ESL English as well as in multiple administrative capacities. She is married to Paul McClendon and they have 4 boys. Her desire is to show the love of Christ thru nurturing and caring for the young.