staff-and-leadership

Pastor Randy & Debra Hamill

Pastor Randy & Debra Hamill

rhamill@groveumc.org

Randall R. Hamill, Senior Pastor

Pastor Randy Hamill came to First United Methodist Church of Grove on June 11, 2000.  A native of the Adair United Methodist Church (Muskogee District, OK Conference), he graduated from Adair High School in 1970, Oklahoma State University with Bachelors of Science in Agricultural Economics in 1974, and from Phillips Graduate Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, magna cum laude in 1994, receiving awards in preaching, biblical studies, and the UMC Church Award. He was ordained as Elder in the Oklahoma Annual Conference in 1996 and was also presented the Denman Award for Evangelism at the 2007 Oklahoma Annual Conference.After serving part time appointments at Strang and Bryan Chapel (Muskogee District) beginning in 1983, he began attending seminary classes in 1988. Randy and Debra then received the call to vocational ministry, serving two years as Director of Youth and Associate Pastor at Pryor FUMC, then moved their family of six from their farm to serve Locust Grove FUMC in 1995 for five fruitful years before being appointed to Grove.
Presently, Randy and Debra’s four daughters are grown, living in College Station, TX, Mt. Vernon, MO, Tahlequah, OK, and Grove, OK. They also have six beautiful grandchildren.

Ministry Staff

Thomas Corrigan
Associate Pastor

 

 
Nancy Lungren

Nancy Lungren

Director of Traditional Music
 

Dr. Richard Dayringer

      Dr. Richar Dayringer
             Lay care minister

 

 
Randy Mathews
Randy Mathews
Director of Youth Ministry

zekedaniels

Zeke Daniels
 Director of Contemporary Music
Youth Ministry Assistant 
 
Mekala Smith
Mekala Smith
Director of Children’s Ministry

Director of Communications

msmith@groveumc.org

 
Mariel McGehee
Terrie Wimer
Mariel McGehee
Office Manager

marielm@groveumc.org

Terrie Wimer
Worship Coordinator
Amanda Petty
Treasurer/Financial Sec

 amandap@groveumc.org

Support Staff

Nancy Flowers
 
Nancy Flowers
Pianist/Organist
Evelyn Porter
 
Evelyn Porter
Nursery Superintendent
 
Penny GeaslandPenny Geasland
Nursery Attendant
 
023Sherri Price
Nursery Attendant
 
Israel RodriguezIsrael Rodriguez
Building Maintenance
 
 
 

Heritage Childcare & Preschool

 
Casey Brice
Heritage Director
Eddisu Barker
 
Eddisu Barker

Heritage Administrator

eddisu.b@groveumc.org