MEET OUR STAFF

 

Pic (Mike)Mike Banks, Pastor

Mike served in the the Methodist Church as a Lay Servant and Lay Speaker for over 20 years before answering the call to become a Pastor. Serving as a Lay Servant at Ford’s Chapel UMC and then at Grace UMC, Mike filled in for pastors by preaching, visiting or in any area God called on him.  Mike served three years as pastor of Antioch UMC before being appointed here at Isom’s Chapel. 
 
Mike and his wife Cathy were married in 1985.  They have two children and five grandchildren.  Mike truly loves serving our Lord and in his free time he loves spending time with his grandchildren, woodworking and fishing. 
 
Pastor Mike (Brother Mike) as we call him, would love to meet you and have you to come and worship with us here at Isom’s Chapel!

 


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Bro. Bill Stone, Associate Pastor

I was born in Sylvania, Alabama, and have lived in north Alabama for most of my life. I earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration degree from UAH in 1983. I served as a Sales Representative for General Foods, Kraft, and General Mills until I retired in 2005. During the final years of that career, I felt the Lord’s call on my life and began taking courses at Millsaps College, earning a United Methodist Church Ministerial Courses of Study licensure in 2005.

I have been honored to serve several congregations in the United Methodist Church. I pastored Cameron UMC from 1995-2005, Stevenson UMC and Edgefield Union Church from 2005-2013, and Hamby’s Chapel UMC and Eva UMC from 2013-2018. I retired from being a full-time pastor in 2018 and am honored to serve as a volunteer associate pastor at Isom’s Chapel UMC.

I married my sweetheart, Betty, in 1966. She has been very supportive of me for all of these years. We have two beautiful daughters, Angie and Chrissy, two great sons-in-law, Greg and Trent, and three wonderful granddaughters, Lauren, Anna Grace, and Lyla Kate. In my free time, I enjoy yardwork, watching sports, and ministering to others.