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Church Staff


Bro. Mike Childs

Senior Pastor

Mike Childs was born in Louisville, MS.  He joined First Methodist Church while in High School, and was called to ministry in 1975.  He graduated from Mississippi State and from Asbury Theological Seminary.  After pastoring various Methodist Churches, he became pastor of Louisville First Methodist church in 2005.

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Nathan Shelton

Minister of Music

Nathan Shelton began serving as Minister of Music at Louisville First Methodist Church in July 2023. A native of DeKalb, MS, he started playing piano for church at eleven years old and has since served as a choir member, pianist, organist, worship leader, and now music director. He is a graduate of the Meridian Christian Home Educators, East Mississippi Community College, and Mississippi State University. He is currently pursuing his bachelor’s degree in music at MSU and teaches piano in the MSU Community Music School. He enjoys gardening, cooking, and genealogy, and his favorite scripture is Psalm 139.

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Miss Nan Hartness

Executive Secretary 

Miss Nan is the executive secretary at First Methodist Church. 


Carol Clark 

Children's Director

Carol Clark is the First Methodist Church children's director. 

Additional Staff

Mr. Mark Goldbeck

Director of Student and Contemporary Music

Ms. Allie Lyons


Mrs. Kristan Swindle


Mr. Richard Hunt

Financial Secretary

Mrs. Mary Tabor


Mrs. Brenda Hunt


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