Our Mission

Our mission is to be followers of Jesus challenged and equipped to change lives (It starts with me.)We believe that God has called us to help lead people experience a growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating a dynamic environment for authentic worship, developing genuine community with each other, and actively working to create positive change in our city. Come dream with us as we continue our journey of knowing, loving and serving God in the Cullman county area and the world.

WORSHIP

Worship is alive and transforming. It makes a difference in our lives, and is not something we watch other people do; it's something we experience in a community of faith.

COMMUNITY

Community means sharing lives, sharing emotions, bearing one another’s burdens, encouraging one another, and helping people helping each other.

CHANGE

Change happens when we serve the world around us, not only in word, but also in deeds as we give of ourselves to help the poor, offer comfort to the discouraged, and care for the hurting.

Our Beliefs

Cullman First is part of the United Methodist denomination, and we uphold our heritage by pursuing ministry in keeping with this tradition. We seek to be generous in spirit, broadminded, devoted to Jesus Christ, and wholly surrendered to God. We strive for personal holiness by inviting people into a life-transforming relationship with Jesus Christ, and we pursue social holiness in the public sphere by addressing key issues of our time so that our world will look more like the Kingdom of God.

We have a passionate faith with strong convictions, but we also recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions, to wrestle with difficult issues, and to do so with grace and compassion.
We are “people of the Book,” whose faith is firmly rooted in and built upon the scriptures. We hold the Bible to be divinely inspired and are committed to live by its words and we recognize the Bible was written by people who heard God in the light of their own cultural and historical circumstances. As such, we make use of scholarship and study the scriptures carefully. When we encounter theological differences, we bear in mind John Wesley’s approach, “in essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity.”
We believe the goal of the Christian life is to love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and to love your neighbor as you love yourself. From the beginning of the Methodist movement, we were known as “reasonable enthusiasts,” those who are both emotionally and intellectually engaged. We value passionate worship, relevant preaching, small groups, and serving those who are in need. We value the spiritual disciplines and take a “methodical” approach to growing in the faith. As United Methodists, we value the full participation of women and men, people of all backgrounds in every facet of fellowship and leadership within the church and society.

When we say the Apostles’ Creed, we join with millions of Christians through the ages in an understanding of God as a Trinity—three persons in one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God, who is one, is revealed in three distinct persons. “God in three persons, blessed Trinity” is one way of speaking about the several ways we experience God.
We believe in Jesus as God’s son. We call this the Incarnation, meaning that God was in the world in the actual person of Jesus of Nazareth. Paradoxically, we also believe that Jesus was fully human. Jesus was a person in every sense that we are. He was tempted. He grew weary. He wept. He expressed his anger. In fact, Jesus is God’s picture of what it means to be a mature human being. We also proclaim Jesus as our Lord, the one to whom we give our devoted allegiance. Perhaps best of all, we believe in Jesus as Savior, as the one through whom God has freed us of our sin and has given us the gift of whole life, eternal life, and salvation.
The Holy Spirit is God’s present activity in our midst. When we sense God’s leading, God’s challenge, or God’s support or comfort, we say that it’s the Holy Spirit at work. How does the Holy Spirit affect our lives? By changing us! By renewing us and by strengthening us for the work of ministry.

Following Jesus. Changing Lives.

Our Leaders

TODD

TODD HENDERSON

Senior Pastor


JAIME PANGMAN

JAIME PANGMAN

Associate Pastor


RAUL DOMINGEZ

RAUL DOMINGEZ

Hispanic Pastor

MELISSA BETTS

MELISSA BETTS

Children’s Ministry Director

DEBBIE MORRISON

DEBBIE MORRISON

Music Director


BECKY BINKOWSKI

BECKY BINKOWSKI

Director, Mom’s Day Out

RANDY POSEY

RANDY POSEY

Maintenance Supervisor

RANDY POSEY

Adam McNeil

Youth Director

PATRICK RANEY

PATRICK RANEY

Finance Manager


SUSAN WATERS

SUSAN WATERS

Director, Sunshine Preschool

ANGIE BISHOP

ANGIE BISHOP

Custodian

BRIAN WESTBROOK

BRIAN WESTBROOK

Contemporary Worship Leader

JEANNE YALSH

JEANNE YALSH

Coordinator, Church Operations

Want to worship with us?

No matter where you're coming from, you'll find you fit in at Cullman First.We have services in a variety of times and styles so you are sure to find a place that feels like home. Our weekly service times are: 8:45 AM Traditional Worship (Sanctuary) 8:45 AM Contemporary Worship (Hearin Hall) 9:40 AM Communion (Chapel) 10:00 AM Sunday School 11:00 AM Traditional Worship (Sanctuary)