Our Staff

  • rev. alex beaube, Senior pastor


    The Rev. Alex Beaube was appointed by the Bishop and Cabinet of the North Alabama Conference to serve as the senior pastor of Decatur First United Methodist Church, on July 1, 2021. Alex was born in 1969 in Concord, North Carolina to Robert and Carey Beaube. In 1977 his family moved to Gadsden Alabama where he grew up. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 1988. He continued his studies at the University of Montevallo. 

    While at the University of Montevallo he met his bride Renee Glaze Beaube, they have been married for 28 years. They have 3 biological children, Caleb (22), Andrew (20), and Olivia (18). They also have an adopted Son Alan Lagunas (23) who joined their family from the Blountsville youth group in 2013. 

    After graduation, Alex worked in information technology for Midsouth Data and as SouthTrust Bank as well as serving as a part time local pastor until 2006 when he went into to full time ministry.

    Alex and Renee served as youth pastors from 1995 to 2000 at St. Andrews UMC in Sylacauga Alabama. Alex then felt the call to deeper service and was licensed as a part-time local pastor in the year 2000. He served Bradford UMC, Sunny Level UMC, and Mt Tabor UMC until 2006. In 2006 Alex answered the call to ordination as an Elder in the UMC and began seminary at Memphis Theological Seminary. As a student Alex served as a full-time pastor to Elkmont and Pettusville UMC until June 2009. Alex graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity in May 2009. He then moved to serve as senior pastor at East Gadsden UMC. Alex was ordained as a full connection elder in 2011 and was appointed to Blountsville UMC from 2011 until his recent appointment to Decatur First. 

    On the conference level, Alex serves as the co-chair of the Ministerial Integrity Committee as well as a member of the Board of Ordained Ministry, previously he served as thevice-chair of the committee on finance for 6 years. 

  • Louise Mccallion Children's Director


    I am a Northern Ireland native from a wee town called Portglenone. I grew up in the countryside with my Dad (Alastair), Mum (Greer), and sister (Charlotte), who shares the same birthday with me, just 6 years apart! I grew up in the church and have served in ministries since 18. I graduated from Ulster University with a Bachelor's in Business Management and have recently graduated from Memphis Theological Seminary with a Masters in Youth Ministry. I've been in the USA for 3 years working in youth ministry just up the road in Huntsville. I am so thankful that my job is telling others about Jesus, for I get to guide children and families in their faith journeys! I love to dance, sing in the car, and rewatch my favorite movies. I love quoting movies! I'll tell you this now, we will likely have a discussion about the movie, Titanic! What can I say? It was built in Northern Ireland, and fun fact: my Great Granda was a carpenter on it! Cool, right? Cracker Barrel is my favorite, and if I could go to a concert right this minute, I'd be seeing Celine Dion and Frank Sinatra! Imagine them singing a duet... WOW!!

  • Kristin Green First grace CDC director


    Hello! My name is Kristin Green. I am from Decatur but now live in Hillsboro. I graduated from Calhoun Community College with a Child Development Degree. I have been in childcare since 2011. I truly love working with kids and I am living my dream job now as the First Grace CDC Director! I have been with Corey, my husband, since 2008.  I am a big Alabama fan!  Roll Tide!  My favorite animal is a giraffe!

  • Lilly Langdon Youth Director


    Hey friends! My name is Lilly Langdon, and I’m the Youth Minister here! Born and raised in the great city of Orlando, FL…I am naturally fluent in Disney and love the sunshine! Now I will warn you… I am in fact a Clemson and UCF football fan…… so I’ve gotten really good at smiling and nodding here. In Florida, I earned a bachelors degree in English Literature and Religion Youth Ministry, and I’m currently earning my masters in Youth Ministry from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. So…. basically I’m just a book nerd who loves Jesus with her whole heart, and I love every opportunity I get to see Jesus grow in the hearts of young people. 

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