By now, most of you have heard that our new pastors have been announced. We are looking forward to our next steps together. Here is a brief bio of our new pastors.
Rev. Lyle Holland
Our senior pastor is Lyle Holland, who currently is pastor at Forest Lake church in Tuscaloosa. He is experienced in community outreach, staring the Cahaba Bend church in Helena and pastoring it for 12 years. He serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry and The New Church Team. He is involved in the Emmaus community and men’s ministries. Lyle is married to Linda Denton Holland, who serves as the Director of Connectional Ministries and Coordinator of Communication in the North Alabama conference. They have two children – a daughter, Maggie, who just graduated from the University of Alabama and is starting her doctoral program at NC State to be a school psychologist, and a son, Bennett, who is a junior in Economics and marches in The Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama.
Rev. Andy Curtis
Our associate pastor is Andy Curtis, who has been the youth minister and music minister at Asbury church in Fort Payne since 2009. He will graduate from the Memphis Theological Seminary on May 16 and be commissioned at Annual Conference on June 1. His wife is Melanie, who attended JSU. They have 3 children: Lexi, 7., Casey, 6, and Mady is 2. Andy was a music education major on a full music scholarship, a JSU Southerner for three years, and a touring musician in the US and Europe. He has recorded his music. He plays the saxophone, flute, keyboard, and guitar.
Schedule for our new appointments:
June 1 Effective Day of New Appointment
May 31-June 2 Annual Conference
June 2 Closing Worship and Setting of Appointments at Annual Conference
June 10 Moving Day
June 14 First Sunday in new appointment