Pastors

MEET PASTOR BILL

Rev. Bill Price is the Senior Pastor at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church since 2009. Bill is an ordained elder in the Alabama West Florida Conference. He has served previously at Headland UMC (1997-2009), Prattville First as an Associate (1993-1997) and Pleasant Ride-Sardis (1990-1993). He completed a BA degree from Asbury University in 1983. He served as a Youth Minister for 2 years in Jacksonville, NC before going to Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY. He completed a M.Div. (1989) and MA in Theological Studies (1990) prior to coming into the AWF Conference.

Bill enjoys teaching bible studies, preaching, pastoral ministry and missional experiences. Bill is married to Beth Price (1983) and they have two children, Jacob (Miriam) and Jamie (Stephen). Bill and Beth enjoy hiking and outdoor activities and spending time with family.

MEET PASTOR REBECCA

Rebecca Rutherford is the Associate Pastor at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church in Spanish Fort, Alabama. Prior to ministry she taught High School Social Studies and has always had a love of teaching. As an ordained deacon in the United Methodist Church, she has previously served as an Adult Discipleship Minister, Children’s Minister and Youth Minster in Kentucky, Florida and Georgia.

Besides discipleship and teaching, some of her other passions are in strategic development, leading, training and equipping others to do the ministry of the church. She has also been involved in camping ministry and developed her own curriculum for leading camps and children’s ministry. She is a lover of the water and is thankful to live near it again with her husband Toby and daughters Hannah and Payton.

Program Staff

To reach anyone on our staff listed below please email us at
ministries@spanishfortumc.org or call us at 251.626.1334.

BETH ALEN
BETH ALENDirector of Family Ministries
BONNIE HARIEL
BONNIE HARIELWorship Arts Director
BRITTNEY LIEBBE
BRITTNEY LIEBBEYouth Director
JENNIFER ROBERTSON
JENNIFER ROBERTSONDirector of Children's & Nursery Ministries

Support Staff

CINDY CUNNINGHAM
CINDY CUNNINGHAMBusiness Director
FAYE CHILDERS
FAYE CHILDERSExecutive Assistant
JENNIFER STEWART
JENNIFER STEWARTCommunications Administrator
BRENDA GARNER
BRENDA GARNERReceptionist / Ministry Assistant
MANDY REEVES
MANDY REEVESAssistant Children's Director & Nursery Coordinator
CANDLER CAIN
CANDLER CAINCongregational Care Minister

Music Staff

WANDA COOPER
WANDA COOPERAccompanist
AL JACOBI
AL JACOBITechnical Director
ANDY CLONINGER
ANDY CLONINGERContemporary Worship Leader

PreSchool Staff

BETH BEDSOLE
BETH BEDSOLEPreschool Director

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

We would love to have you join the Spanish Fort team!
To inquire about employment opportunities please call the office at 251.626.1334.

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faith team at Spanish Fort!

The church is at its best when each member is in ministry through worship, study and service.  The Book of Discipline reminds us that,

“Ministry in the Christian church is derived from the ministry of Christ, who calls all persons to receive God’s gift of salvation and follow in the way of love and service.  The whole church accepts this call, and all Christians participate in this continuing ministry” (¶ 301).

“The ministry of the laity flows from a commitment to Christ’s outreaching love.  Lay members of The United Methodist church are, by history and calling, active advocates of the gospel of Jesus Christ” (¶ 127).

“The ministry of all Christians in Christ’s name is both a gift and a task.  The gift is God’s unmerited grace; the task is unstinting service” (¶ 129).

What this means is that we each have a role in the continued work of the kingdom.  God is clearly calling Spanish Fort United Methodist Church to provide everyone the opportunity to choose to become part of this work.  We are created by God to be connected to Christ and to one another through his church.  This begins with you!

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Church Council

At-Large
Dawn Wilson

At-Large
Christy Inabinett

At-Large
Ashley Milner

At-Large
Kent Watts

Evangelism Chair
TBD

Traditional Worship Team Chair
Connie Cayson

Study Team Chair
Pat Shubird

Contemporary Worship Chair
Jackie MacDonald

Service Team Chair
Rob Howell

Youth Team Chair
Jacque Helms

Chair
Josh Mixon

Vice Chair
Ashley Harris

Secretary
Gladys Davis

Lay Leader
Ken Coale

Staff/Parish Relations Committee Chair
Scott Chapman

Finance Chair
Les Williams

Trustees Chair
Aaron Immel

Lay Member to Annual Conference
Marilyn Sullivan

Lay Member to Annual Conference
Leigh Matthews

Children’s Team Chair
Leisa Younger

Disaster Relief Chair
Pat Shubird

Senior Pastor
Bill Price

Associate Pastor
Rebecca Rutherford

Director of Family Ministries
Beth Allen

Director of Youth Ministries
Brittney Liebbe

Preschool Board Chair
Susie Hale

Director of Children’s Ministries
Jennifer Robertson

Family Ministries Chair
Jason Lober

As a United Methodist
faith community

We welcome all who seek to follow and serve Jesus Christ. We believe that our relationship with God is centered solely on God’s love and grace.

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