Staff

LEAD PASTOR, Bart Bowlin

Bart and his wife, Liz, are coming to us from St. James United Methodist Church in Florence, Alabama.


Bart holds a BA from the University of North Alabama and a Master of Divinity from Asbury Seminary. Bart has been a pastor in the North Alabama Conference since 1991. As a participant and mentor in the Institute for Clergy Excellence, Bart has traveled to Israel, Jordan, Scotland, Hawaii, and several US locations for study purposes.

Bart is married to Liz. Together, they have five children and a foster son. In his spare time, Bart enjoys boating and Bama football. Roll Tide!


Margie has been involved in Children’s Ministries for several years before becoming a part of this great staff.  She has served in a variety of ministry settings and brings those experiences with her to help grow these kids into Disciples of Jesus.

We have seen a significant increase in the number of kids here at Sheffield First and it is dues to her leadership, passion and gifts in this important Kingdom work.  She is innovative and creative which has caused all of the kids to love “Miss Margie”!

  DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES, Margie Keeling

DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES, Margie Keeling


  DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES, Linda Brocato

DIRECTOR OF YOUTH MINISTRIES, Linda Brocato

Linda grew up at Sheffield First before coming on board as a Staff Member.  Her compassionate heart for youth is evident in her weekly gatherings and in those special events she plans for them.  She has the well deserved respect and love from those who have learned about Jesus through her leadership.  Linda is also our Safe Sanctuary Coordinator and Trainer.


   Every Sunday morning and on Wednesday nights (and sometimes for special events), we provide a highly trained, skilled and even more highly caring team for the Nursery.  These are paid staff member to insure that your child will find both a familiar and comfortable environment while here at Sheffield First.  We are very proud of our Nursery Team.  You can feel safe leaving your children in their compassionate care.  We have required sign-ins and pick-up policies to assure you that your child will always be safe with us.

  NURSERY TEAM!

NURSERY TEAM!


  THE EDGE WORSHIP LEADER, Shane Baker

THE EDGE WORSHIP LEADER, Shane Baker

Shane and The Edge Praise Band lead us into a high energy, spirit-filled worship experience.  Shane is a noted musician and song writer from our area, playing with many notable artists, including Lenny LeBlanc.  Shane’s heart is for worship that exalts our God first and foremost for who He is.  He sees worship as the gateway into God’s presence on earth, and a prelude to worship in heaven


Bro. Bill is also a retired Naval Reserve Chaplain (Veteran of Desert Storm).  Bill provides care and ministry to those who are unable to attend regularly.  We are blessed to have him share his gifts and graces in ministry

  MINISTER OF VISITATION, Rev. Bill Bedsole

MINISTER OF VISITATION, Rev. Bill Bedsole


 OFFICE & FINANCIAL MANAGER, Samantha Hamilton

OFFICE & FINANCIAL MANAGER, Samantha Hamilton

 ORGANIST, Jennie Cabler

ORGANIST, Jennie Cabler

 PIANIST, Louise McCoy

PIANIST, Louise McCoy

 CUSTODIAN, Johnny Cowan

CUSTODIAN, Johnny Cowan