Leadership & staff

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 two daughters named Eva Mae and Emersyn. 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. 

Executive Staff

Jennifer Aughtman

Executive Administrator

Jennifer is a Montgomery native and has a bachelor's degree in early childhood elementary education from Auburn Montgomery. She has been involved in the United Methodist Church her entire life, and has served in various capacities on a church staff and on numerous boards and committees. She is a highly regarded speaker for women's, children's and youth ministry gatherings where she loves encouraging others to deepen their faith by knowing the Bible. As a mother of two grown children, Jennifer released her book Parent Puddles in 2022, a parenting book about splashing our children with the everlasting truth of God's Word. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends and being anywhere there is water and sand.

Program Staff

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.  

Jeremy Pyles

Director of Music Ministries

Jeremy Pyles, a native of Opelika, AL and graduate of Auburn University, has served as the Director of Music Ministries since 2015 where he has led a thriving music ministry with choirs for all ages that seek to share God’s love through song. Choirs under Jeremy’s direction  have toured nationally and internationally and have sung at many prestigious venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Coventry Cathedral (Coventry, England), the Biltmore Estate, and the Alabama Governor’s Mansion.  

As an active member of the Prattville community, Jeremy conducts the Prattville Community Chorus, serves as Chairman of the Distinguished Young Woman of  Autauga County Scholarship Program,  and remains active as a concert performer and voice teacher.

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.

Owen Spencer

Director of Youth Ministries

Owen was raised right here in Prattville, Alabama and has returned to the area after graduating from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work in May of 2022. He has been heavily involved in worship and youth ministries since he was thirteen years old. Owen’s biggest loves and passions are worship, music, and watching and playing sports, particularly basketball and football. Some of his hobbies include writing and playing music; playing football or basketball; playing with his dog, Maverick; and remaining unbeatable in NBA 2K.

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. 

Nichole LeFevre

Director of Communications and Marketing

Nichole was raised in Florida and then attended and graduated from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, where she received a Bachelors in Communication Studies in May of 2019. Nichole has a kitten named Brandon, that she adores! Nichole has a strong passion for coaching volleyball. She is a coach at Prattville Christian Academy,  Mana Toa Travel Volleyball and is the director of the beach volleyball club in Prattville . Nichole loves food, the outdoors, and her family and friends!
AND GO FLORIDA GATORS!

Linda Murray


Pre K- 3,4 / Kindergarten Director - Early Learning Academy

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 - Early Learning Academy

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!

Myki Patrick

Financial Secretary

Myki, a California native, received an AA degree from Reedley College, and obtained her undergraduate education in Business Management/Accounting from Fresno State University and the University of South Dakota. She is married to Daniel Patrick and together they celebrate five adult children and grandchildren. Myki attended the UMC church in her youth, served in church campus planting with the Wesleyan Church in South Dakota and immersion church planting & ministry in California. She has  a heart in serving the poor and homeless populations and has been called to be an advocate on their behalf. She loves accounting and has worked in both for profit and nonprofit organizations. She feels honored and called by God to serve at First UMC/Prattville.

Charlotte Nichols

Principal Organist

 

Cynthia Summers

Principal Pianist

Tabitha Moorer

Head of Grounds and Facilities

Teresa Alarcon

Grounds and Facilities

Everett Hazen

Grounds and Facilities

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