Greetings!  My name is Russell Hestley and I am the new senior pastor of Sylacauga FUMC.  My wife Alice and I are very excited about our new home among the good people of Sylacauga.  Alice and I are natives of Pell City, and have been married for forty-two years.  We have two grown children, Ben and Marie.  Ben and his wife Heather live in Atlanta with our two grandchildren, Turner and Sophia.  Marie and Greg live in Portland, Oregon with our grand-dog, Bella and grand-cat, Aubie.  Alice is the church administrator for Vineville UMC in Macon, Georgia, where she has served for the past six years.  

We look forward to learning your stories of faith and ministry and bringing people to Jesus, building up believers, and blessing the world. If you are looking for a church home, we would love for you to pay us a visit at Sylacauga FUMC. If you have questions, I would love to talk to you.  I can be reached at (256)249-0362.  

Blessings and peace, 

Russell