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!


  CHOIR DIRECTOR, Max Williams

CHOIR DIRECTOR, Max Williams

Max is the Choir Director at Sheffield First United Methodist Church.  He and his wife, Betty, were married for 58 years.  They have two children, Beth and Whit, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Katherine. 

A graduate of Florence State and the University of Alabama, Max taught band for 35 years in Alabama and Florida.  He also served as the Choir Director at Haleyville Methodist Church, Tuscumbia Methodist Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church before joining us at Sheffield First United Methodist. 

Max stays very active in the music community by playing in the Shoals Community Concert Band.  In his spare time, he enjoys reading and fishing. 


Britney has been a member of Sheffield FUMC for many years. She has actively volunteered in the Youth and Children's Programs at Sheffield FUMC for most of her years as a member. She recently felt lead to step into the Director of Children's Ministry position on staff. She considers it a joy and blessing to be able to see the kids of Sheffield FUMC grow in their knowledge and love of Christ and to have the opportunity to serve.

Britney has also been a registered nurse for 13 years. She is married to Tyler and has two awesome boys, Hudson and Tate. When she is not at church, she enjoys camping with her family and spending many hours at ballparks watching both of her boys play sports.  

  DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES, Britney Jones

DIRECTOR CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES, Britney Jones


  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