Dr. Jeremy K. Pridgeon

Senior Minister

Dr. Jeremy K. Pridgeon is a native of Wewahitchka, Florida.  He is a graduate of The University of West Florida, the Candler School of Theology of Emory University, and holds a PhD from The University of Alabama.  Jeremy is an ordained elder in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church.  Jeremy has served as the pastor of the Seale/Alexandria charge in Russell County, Alabama, as an associate minister at the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama, senior minister of the First United Methodist Church of Wetumpka, Alabama, as the Pensacola District Superintendent, and as the Assistant to the Bishop and Director of Ministerial Services for the Alabama-West Florida Conference.  He is currently appointed as the senior minister of the First United Methodist Church of Montgomery.

Jeremy has served previously as a delegate to both General and Jurisdictional Conference. He has served as Chairperson of the Candler School of Theology Alumni Board.  He has served as the Vice-Chairperson of the Conference Committee on Episcopacy, as Chairperson of the Scholarship Committee of the Alabama-West Florida Conference Foundation, as a member of the Southeastern Jurisdiction Cabinet Consultation Design Team, the Conference Board of Ministry, the Montgomery-Prattville District Superintendency Committee, and Montgomery-Prattville District Committee on Ministry.

Jeremy currently serves as a member of the Southeastern Jurisdictional Committee on Coordination and Accountability, the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation Committee,  the Huntingdon College Board of Trustees and the Board of Advisors for the College of Education at The University of Alabama.

Jeremy enjoys traveling, long-distance running, hunting and fishing, and college football and baseball.  He officiated high school baseball, softball, and volleyball for 15 years with the Florida High School Activities Association and the Alabama High School Athletic Association, and had the privilege of umpiring state championship games in both Florida and Alabama.

Jeremy is married to the former Abigail Garrison of Leesburg, Georgia.  Together they have two daughters, Alexis and Addison.  Abigail is a pharmaceutical sales specialist with Merck and Co.  Alexis is in kindergarten and Addison is in pre-school.

Rev. Gillian L. Walters

Associate Minister

Husband Charles
2011—Pastor, Brewersville UMC, Coatopa, AL
Wesley Foundation Director, University of West Alabama, Livingston, AL
2013—Associate Pastor, First UMC, Montgomery

Rev. Ben A. McDavid

Minister of Congregational Care

Wife Mary
1970 – Program Director Decatur Dekalb YMCA, Decatur, GA
1973 – Director S. Brevard Co. YMCA, Miami, FL
1974 – Director Selma YMCA, Selma, AL
1977 – Pastor, Forrest Home, Forrest Home, AL
1979 – Pastor, Cox Chapel, Maplesville, AL
1979 – Division Personnel Manager Bush Hog, Selma, AL
1982 – Pastor, St Paul, Greenville, AL
1991 – Pastor Burkville Memorial, Burkville, AL
1992 – Director Human Resources Durr Fillauer Medical Inc., Montgomery, AL
1994 – Vice President Human Resources US Foodservice, Montgomery, AL
2014 – Retired Associate, First UMC, Montgomery, AL

Felicia Crawford


Stanley Gunn


Michelle Hawkins

Food Service Supervisor

Stacy Howard

Food Service

Kendrick Knight


Joe Pace


Jacqueline Thomas


LeCory Ware