Pastor Randy Hamill

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 & Debra’s four adult daughters and their families live respectively in College Station, TX, Tahlequah, OK, Carthage, MO, and Fayetteville, AR and collectively are the parents of eight beautiful grandchildren. The Hamills are also adoptive parents of a young daughter and son, who remain in their home, and are licensed foster parents through the Oklahoma Conference Circle of Care ministry. They have thus far fostered ten different children.

Ministry Staff

Nancy Lungren

Director of Traditional Music
Zeke Daniels
 Director of Contemporary Music
Randy Mathews
Director of Care
Casey Brice
Director of Children’s Ministry
Heritage Preschool Director
Sarah Brown
Director of Youth, Young Adults, and Young Family Ministries
Director of Communications
Michelle Smith
Office Manager
Amanda Petty
Treasurer/Finance Secretary

Support Staff

Michelle Robertson
Assistant Office Manager
Nancy Flowers
Sanctuary Musician 
Evelyn Porter
Nursery Superintendent
Nursery Worker
Hannah Miller
Heritage Assistant Director
Todd Robertson 
Building & Maintenance