our staff

We have an awesome staff! We strive to create a joyful, compassionate, transparent working and worship environment. We love to have fun, and we love to share the grace and truth of Jesus, all while getting our church family connected. Contact one of us to get more plugged into our First Methodist, Shreveport family!

our pastors

  • dr. steven bell

    senior pastor

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  • Rev. Matthew Hulbert

    Executive PASTOR, Faithlink

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  • dr. ashley goad

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR, global missions

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  • rev. STEPHANIE KIDD

    associate pastor,

    DISCIPLESHIP

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  • carmen barrios

    pastor, palabra viva

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  • ebi barrios

    pastor, palabra viva

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  • Rev. Kathy Wafer

    Associate Pastor,  Congregational Care

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program & support staff

  • DR. WILL K. ANDRESS

    associate pastor, FINE ARTS

    When Lisa began working with our youth group, it consisted of only a handful of high schoolers and a dozen junior highers. Less than a year later, we have had the privilege of seeing this small ministry grow and flourish under her direction. 


     

  • judy brainis

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASST. TO CHILDREN'S & youth MINISTRIES

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  • joseph collins

    HOUSEKEEPER

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  • anna beth crowson

    assistant to pastoral staff

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  • MEREDITH CROWSON

    VIDEOGRAPHER

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  • LEE

    DUCOTE

    mens & family ministry

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  • Tricia Firth

    accounting

    manager

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  • CORY HINTON

    COMMUNICATIONS

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  • dr. david hobson

    associate pastor. music ministry 

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  • BRIDGET KENNEDY-EDWARDS

    ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE

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  • Beth Leblanc

    Event coordinator

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  • vanessa merritt

    first beginnings

    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

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  • MICHELLE OSBORN

    local MISSIONS

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  • E. RAY PEEBLES

    ORGANIST

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  • brett radabaugh

    maintenance supervisor

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  • JAY SAWYER

    Church BUSINESS ADMINISTRATor

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  • ramona smith

    housekeeper

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  • Mandy Storer

    first beginnings Director

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  • jesse shadburn

    youth

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  • VICKI SULLIVAN

    ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

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  • billie tate

    nursery, preschool, 

    special needs

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  • DEBBY WILLIAMS

    WOMENS' & PRAYER MINISTRIES

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  • STACI ZEAGLER

    KIDS & STEP-UP MINISTRIES

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  • samuel zepeda

    contemporary music

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