The Rev. Jerry May comes to Millbrook FUMC from Chipley FUMC where he served for the past ten years. He and his wife, Judy, have two children, Jeremy and Jennifer, and three grandchildren. After serving as a layman for 17 years in the church, the Rev. May answered the Lord’s call to serve His church as an ordained minister. He had already graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in Business Administration, so his next step toward ordination was obtaining a Master’s Degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in Kentucky. He then served as associate pastor at FUMC in Crestview, Florida. From Crestview, he served in Grove Hill for five years, and then at FUMC of Chipley, Florida for 10 years.
“Today, I consider it a great joy and privilege that the Holy Spirit, through our Bishop, has sent us to serve as your pastor,” he said.
Mrs. Jacki has served as the Children's Minister since June 2007. Jacki has a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Auburn University Montgomery. Jacki is married to Joey Smith and they have two children, Hunter and Christian.
Hunter is the children/youth shepherd at MFUMC. She has been actively involved with many ministries in the church since 2007. Since graduating high school in 2012, Hunter lived in Texas for two years while attending school, worked as a full time preschool teacher at the Edgewood Academy, and served at Cowman International School in Haiti working with their new preschool program. Hunter is currently enrolled in school to obtain her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education. Hunter’s two favorite verses are; Habakkuk 1:5, “Look at the nations and watch- and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”
Ephesians 3:20-21, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”
Will Taylor was born in Prattville, AL and moved with his family to Verbena, Alabama when he was 8 years old. His family joined Verbena United Methodist Church in 1989, and he has been a member of the Methodist church ever since. He attended Verbena High School, and then Auburn University Montgomery. He moved to Millbrook in 2012 where he lives with his wife, Ashley, and children Landon (8) and Ann Hayden (4).
Will came to know the Lord in 1995 at the age of 15 and joined in MFUMC’s youth ministry in 2015. He has a passion for sharing the Good News of Jesus’s love with others, and focuses the ministry on Gospel-centered worship, prayer, community, missions, and outreach. Will is devoted to making disciple-making disciples
Director of Music Ministries
Wesley has served as the Director of Music Ministries since August 2007. In addition to working at MFUMC, he is also the Band Director and Choral Music Director at Stanhope Elmore High School. Wesley earned his B.S. in Music Education from The University of Alabama Birmingham and his Masters in Music Education from Auburn University. He is married to the former Jennifer Messick.
Lindy Gamble is the pianist for our church and has been affiliated with Millbrook First United Methodist Church since 2007. She is also a Registered Nurse at Baptist Medical Center East and has three children and three stepchildren, ages 2 to 14. Playing piano and singing are her favorite pastimes. She is married to Adam Gamble.
Gary has served as the Sound Technician since 1999. He also works for Interstate Battery in Montgomery. He is married to Debbie Cox and have three grown children: Amber, Kelli and Megan, two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Children's Choir Director
Mrs. Debbie has served as the Children's Choir Director since 2005. She is a full-time second grade teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools. She is married to Gary Cox, and they have three grown children: Amber, Kelli and Megan, two grandsons and one granddaughter.
Gail has served as the Administrative Assistant since November 2009. In her spare time she works as a Real Estate Agent with Lucretia Cauthen Realty. Gail is married to Allen Head and they have one son, Jordan.
Martha McBride is the financial administrator for the church. Martha retired from the State Banking Department after more than 27 years of employment. She studied accounting at Troy University.
“I am humbled to have been entrusted to take care of this congregation’s contributions,” she said. “I am committed to be a faithful steward of these funds.”
Chance has been with the church since 2013. He is responsible for all maintenance needs around the church. He is married to Kathy Houston and has two children, Kirsten and Tyler, and one grandchild.
Owen Carothers was born and raised in Montgomery. He graduated from Huntingdon College in 2013 and leads contemporary worship for Millbrook FUMC. ‘Being the Contemporary Worship Leader is a privilege,’ he said. “I love my worship team. I could not ask for a group more willing to serve Him. There is power in the contemporary service and it is growing each and every week. I love this church and getting to be one little part in God’s big plan.”
Gerri has served in marketing and communications for more than 30 years. She directed the media efforts of the Alabama Department of Commerce as well as the Tobacco Prevention Program of the Alabama Department of Public Health. She has been both editor and reporter for several major daily newspapers, including The Montgomery Advertiser and The Fort Myers News-Press. She has also served as the Deputy Director of Communications for the Montgomery Department of Public Safety, directing all of the department's social media efforts.