First Methodist Church Leadership​

Marty Hamilton

Senior Pastor

Marty was appointed the pastor of First Methodist Church of Bay Minette in July 2019. He and his wife Heather have three sons and eight grandchildren. His undergraduate degree is from Troy State University (1983). He worked as a Probation Officer in the State of Georgia for 14 years before beginning seminary. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2003 and was ordained an Elder in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church in June 2009. Marty’s heart is to make disciples for Jesus who show the world the love, grace, and redemption of Jesus Christ.

Abby Bennett

Youth Director

Abby Bennett comes from Louisville, Kentucky, where she studied Christian Ministries at Asbury University in Wilmore, KY. Abby, her husband, Hunter, and her son, Macintyre, have called Alabama home for many years. Currently, Abby is studying marriage and family counseling at Asbury Seminary in their hybrid program. Abby feels she is called to serve children, youth, and their families. Abby is passionate about equipping families for success and healing, and she strives to provide outlets such as art and holistic listening for children and youth to grow in their faith. Abby is beyond excited to grow and serve with the congregation and community of First Methodist Church of Bay Minette.

Tiffany Bekurs

Office Administrator

Tiffany has been on staff as the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Pastor since 2018. She is married to Bill Bekurs, and they have a son, Tyler, and a daughter, Anna Catherine. Tiffany is responsible for managing the church membership database, creating the Sunday bulletins, coordinating the church calendar, and being the person who floods your email inbox with useful information about what is happening weekly at First Methodist Church of Bay Minette. She strives to make sure everyone feels welcome when they come to the church office. 

Paulette Clark


Marcia Nicholson

Nursery Attendant

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