Staff and Elders

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Bryant Hansen



Bryant is a graduate of the University of Memphis and Covenant Theological Seminary. He also studied at L’Abri, England. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Bryant served as the assistant pastor to senior adults at Independent Presbyterian Church (Memphis, Tennessee) and as Resident Chaplain at Methodist Hospitals (Memphis). He and his wife Karen have five children: Kiersten, Wesley (wife Casey), John Peter, Samuel and Hayleigh.

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Allan Bledsoe

Associate Pastor


Allan is a graduate of Mississippi State University and Westminster Seminary California. He has served as interim youth director at First Presbyterian Church in West Point, Mississippi; as youth director at Grace Presbyterian Church in Starkville, Mississippi; as pastoral intern at Christ Presbyterian Church in Temecula, California; and at Grace Community Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Allan and his wife Jane Gray have three sons, James, David and Seth.

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Steve Lee

Music Director


Steve has served as Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church since December 2014.  He graduated from the University of West Florida with a degree in Psychology and from Scarritt Graduate School, Nashville, with a masters in Church Music Education.  Through the years he has served as Music Director in various churches in Florida and Alabama.  He’s recently retired from Alfa Insurance in Montgomery.  Steve directs several music groups in the Montgomery area and also sings with the Montgomery Chorale. Originally from Pensacola, Steve and his wife, Karen, have two married children and three grandchildren.


Christy Henson



Christy Henson has been the Organist and Pianist at First Presbyterian Church since 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from University of Montevallo in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and a Master of Music degree from University of Akron (Akron, Ohio) in Organ Performance. From the American Guild of Organists she received the Service Playing Certificate and is an active member of the Montgomery Chapter. Christy helped begin the Young Church Musicians ministry in 2007. As a former piano teacher, she loves the opportunity to encourage and cultivate musical talent to be used in the church. Christy is also an Investigator with USIS. She feels fortunate and blessed to be able to use her gifts in the church.

Mary Penton

Nursery and Children's Ministry Director


Karla Maddox


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David Barnes

Student Ministries Director


David has been called to be our Student Ministries Director. A native of St. Louis, Missouri, David is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), where he studied Psychology and Sociology. He is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, where he earned his Master of Divinity (MDiv). During his time in seminary, David served as a pastoral intern at Covenant Presbyterian Church, and both David and Emily served as youth leaders. 

Emily, who is from Asheville, North Carolina, graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapell Hill, where she studied Psychology. She was an intern with Reformed University Fellowship at East Tennessee State University before moving to St. Louis, where she graduated with her Master of Arts in Counseling from Covenant Seminary. 

Donna Sparks


Debbi Gordon


Scott Ferguson



Our Officers

     Mike Cox
     Doug Gordon
     Gary Kirk
     Mike Milton
     Gray Penton
     David Smith
     Bryant Hansen
     Allan Bledsoe
     Zack Barker
     Spanky Beavers
     Neal Cox
     Ben Fuller
     Jim Gonstad
     Lee Holston

     Chad Roten