Mike Banks, Pastor
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.