Staff and Elders

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Bryant Hansen

Pastor

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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

Assistant Pastor

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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 two sons, James and David.

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Steve Lee

Music Director

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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

Musician

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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.

Walker Long

Director of Youth Ministries

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Walker is originally from Birmingham, AL, and attended the University of Alabama.  He has worked as a youth intern at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church and Covenant Presbyterian Church in Birmingham.  He also did a two-year internship with East Cobb Presbyterian Church in Marietta, GA.  Walker loves food.  He also enjoys being outside, playing any and every sport, and loves all animals (especially dogs).  Roll Tide.

Mary Penton

Nursery and Children's Ministry Director

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Alyssa Morris

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Our Officers

RULING ELDERS
     Mike Cox
     Doug Gordon
     Shirley Henry
     Steve Milton
     Tom Newton
     Gray Penton
TEACHING ELDERS
     Bryant Hansen
     Allan Bledsoe
DEACONS
     Zack Barker
     Neal Cox
     Jim Gonstad
     Mike Milton
     Chad Roten
     Mark Zitzow