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.


Rev. Dr. Kitsy Dixon is an Associate Pastor at Spanish Fort United Methodist Church. Pastor Dixon is a native of Mississippi and is a graduate of Ole Miss where she received a Journalism Degree. She moved to New York City to pursue studies in Theater and Dance. She went on to complete a Master’s Degree in American Studies and a Doctorate Degree in Medical Humanities. Sensing God’s call in her life to pursue pastoral ministry, she went on to complete her M.Div. Degree. Through prayer and discernment, she decided to return to the South. She has had a variety of ministry experiences from working with the homeless to those experiencing crisis and trauma through victimization and those imprisoned. She has also worked in another UMC as a Youth Minister.

Program Staff

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

MIKE OWENBYMinister of Worship Arts
ZACK McCRAWYouth Director
JENNIFER ROBERTSONInterim Children's & Nursery Ministries Director

Support Staff

FAYE CHILDERSExecutive Assistant
JENNIFER STEWARTCommunications Specialist
CHRISTI WOODReceptionist / Ministry Assistant
ELIZABETH DEROCHERChildren's Curriculum Specialist

Music Staff

AL JACOBITechnical Director
ANDY CLONINGERContemporary Worship Leader

PreSchool Staff

MANDY REEVESPreschool Director


We would love to have you join the Spanish Fort team!


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Meet the amazing members who make up the 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

Chair – Pat Kimble

Vice Chair – Mark Kolakoski

Secretary – Cindy Nelson

Lay Leader – Ken Coale

SPRC Chair – Michael Maxwell

Finance Chair – Danny White

Trustees Chair – Jan Webb

Lay Member to Annual Conference – Marilyn Sullivan

Lay Member to Annual Conference – Bill Nelson

Member At-Large – Zach Evans

Member At-Large – Gene Garthwait

Member At-Large – Kim Woodham

Member At-Large – Leisa Younger

Senior Pastor – Bill Price

Associate Pastor – Kitsy Dixon

Director of Family Life Ministries – Kitsy Dixon

Family Life Chair – Jason Lober

Director of Children’s & Nursery Ministries – Kellie Isbell

Minister of Worship Arts – Mike Owenby

Contemporary Worship Team Leader – Andy Cloninger

Traditional Worship Team Chair – Connie Cayson

Discipleship Team Co-Chair – Pat Shubird

Discipleship Team Co-Chair – Cari LeMaitre

Security Task Force Chair – Michelle Pennington

Missions/Service Team Chair – Gay Desotell

Senior Adult Leadership Team Chair – Asher Carmichael

Youth Team Chair – Laura White

Children’s Team Chair – Shelly Thigpen

Disaster Relief Co-Chair – Larry Davis

Disaster Relief Co-Chair – Pat Shubird

Preschool Board Chair – Catherine Adkins

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.