Dr. Michael Stewart, senior pastor of Hazel Green UMC, died Thursday April 18, 2013, in Huntsville after a brief illness.
The arrangements are as follows:
Rev. Stewart was ordained an elder in 1979. During his ministry he served as student pastor of Gurley UMC; Campus Minister of the the University of Alabama Wesley Foundation; associate pastor of Tuscaloosa First UMC; pastor of Fayette First UMC; pastor of Jacksonville First UMC; Director of Conference Council on Ministries / Connectional Ministries; pastor of Vestavia Hills UMC; and pastor of Hazel Green UMC.
Michael’s family requests that in lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts be directed to Camp Sumatanga, Birmingham-Southern College, or Hazel Green UMC.
Please keep his wife Jill; their children Nathan (Kit), Skye (Alex Nosnik), and Claire Stewart; the Hazel Green UMC congregation; and family and friends in your prayers.