Ministry Partners Directory


The Alabama Honduras Medical Educational Network (AHMEN) is a Christian ministry that partners with volunteers and organizations to share the love of Christ in Honduras through medical relief and educational development.

AHMEN is, at its best, a network of individuals charting a partnership with the Honduran people toward a brighter future.  We do dream of a Honduras free of  those conditions which touched our hearts almost two decades ago, but we do not dream for our Honduran families.  AHMEN instead partners with our Honduran families to help their dreams become a reality.

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(205) 302-3675
Richard Bowie — President of AHMEN

Birmingham-Southern College

Birmingham-Southern College is a United Methodist four year liberal arts college with emphasis on service and leadership, professional and vocational preparation; providing scholarships for United Methodist students, study abroad, and opportunities for international service.

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(205) 226-4861
Julie Holly — Chaplain

Christian's Place Mission

Mission Statement -- Christian Place Mission, with Gods direction, and leadership, will work to feed, clothe, and give spiritual guidance to Nauvoo, AL and the surrounding areas.

We have many churches of all denominations which ask their members to help us. We are all part of the great body of believers who seek to serve according to God's will.  We ask for only one can of food which God blesses as Jesus did with the fishes and bread. Some people donate money so we can buy what we need; others, like Girl Scout troops and school children, hold food drives.

Getting to know our clients and sharing their joys and sorrows touches our hearts.  The blessings we receive from our clients far outweigh what we give to our Mission!  We invite you to put legs under your faith and come see the miracles at Christian Place Mission in Nauvoo, AL.

We are building a two story building to house two missions which are  Christian Place Mission and Inspired Hope Services.  Inspired Hope Services will be the free clinic to further help this area.

For more information and request speakers for your church groups, call Carole Newman, Director, 205-410-7029 

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(205) 410-7029
Carole Newman — Director

Community Enabler Developer, Inc. (Anniston)

Community Enabler has been serving Calhoun and surrounding counties for the past 42 years. We provide food, clothing, household items, school supplies, and Christmas assistance. 

The Community Enabler Mission is: Enabling the community to become sensitized to the needs of the poor and to participate in public and private advocacy for the disadvantaged.  Developing ministries that will meet the needs of the disadvantaged.  Meeting the unmet needs of the citizens of Calhoun County.

The primary purpose of The Sable Learning Center is: Redirecting the lives of children/youth in the hope of guiding and helping them develop self-awareness and the courage to help themselves through anger management, reading skills, life skills, computer training, and health care education.

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(256) 237-6144
Mrs. Maudine Holloway — Executive Director
Audrey L. Noel — Office Manager

Dream Garden, After School Enrichment

Dream Garden is a ministry to children, youth and their families. It consists of tutoring, counseling, Bible study, recreation, field trips, arts and crafts and computer classes. Children who participate in the after-school and summer programs battle a tremendous number of social issues. Many have seen or been close to situations children should not have to face. Most do not have positive role models and would benefit greatly from the consistent presence and encouragement of loving, caring, Christian adults.

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(205) 492-7125
Pashion Lewis — Founder & Executive Director

Embrace Alabama Kids (formerly United Methodist Children's Home)

Mission: To follow the example of Christ by embracing all God's children ... one child, one family at a time.  We provide safe, loving, Christian homes for neglected and abused children in north Alabama, as well as throughout Alabama and west Florida. Our services also include residential group home care, transitional living, family preservation programs, group homes for young mothers and their babies, and regular and therapeutic foster care.

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334-386-5354 / 800-239-3575
Rebecca Morris — Vice President of External Affairs
Dr. K. Blake Horne — President and CEO

Epiphany Ministry, Inc. of Alabama

Epiphany is an ecumenical Christian ministry for young men and women in the custody of the Department of Youth Services (DYS).

Each Epiphany weekend depends on a team of adults from the Christian community to work together to show the LOVE of God to the attending youth who are called STARS.

The STARS attending an Epiphany weekend will receive God’s LOVE through witness, worship services, music, drama, food, and sharing at family tables.

The Epiphany weekend is modeled after other 3-day weekends such as Walk to Emmaus, Cursillo, Chrysalis, Kairos, Happening, and Cross.

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(205) 529-9023
Julia Bianchi — DYS Liaison
Fran Knight — DYS Liaison

Greater Birmingham Ministries

Greater Birmingham Ministries (GBM) was founded in 1969 in response to urgent human and justice needs in the greater Birmingham area. GBM is a multi-faith, multi-racial organization that provides emergency services for people in need and engages the poor and the non-poor in systemic change efforts to build a strong, supportive, engaged community and pursue a more just society for all people.

  • Serving People: We provide food, clothing, and financial assistance to people in crisis. They in turn help us to understand and respond to emerging needs of the community.
  • Building Community: We offer faith communities of Birmingham and Alabama the opportunity to serve, to learn about poverty and justice, and to act on their faith and be supported in advocating for justice.
  • Pursuing Justice: We work alongside low-income neighborhoods and people to nurture community leaders, provide ongoing leadership development around issues, and bring new leaders into public decision-making processes that affect their communities.
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(205) 326-6821 ext 103
Mr. Scott Douglas — Executive Director

Huntingdon College

Huntingdon College, founded in 1854, is a community of faith, wisdom, and service. Huntingdon serves approximately 1100 students in the traditional undergraduate program and the Evening Studies program, providing an outstanding liberal arts education in an atmosphere that supports spiritual growth and inquiry.


Huntingdon College is an institution with a rich liberal arts tradition that is grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. The College embraces the development and growth of its students in faith, wisdom, and service, providing a solid foundation that will enable them to respond to the needs of today’s global and complex world.


Huntingdon College, through the use of traditional and non-traditional teaching and learning environments, provides a foundational education in the liberal arts disciplines and professional academic studies across multiple degree levels for students from diverse backgrounds.

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(334) 833-4409
The Rev. Dr. J. Cameron West — President
Sandra B. Kelser — Executive Assistant to the President/Corporation Secretary

Kairos Outside of North Alabama

Kairos Outside is a special weekend retreat designed to support the female loved ones of men and women who are or have been incarcerated. Families of the incarcerated "do time" right along with their loved ones. In a safe environment with loving people, women interact with other women who are in similar situations and learn to form small support groups to give them strength for the challenges they face.

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(256) 585-5777
Dianna Dabbs — Advisory Council Chair

McCoy Adult Day Care: A Program of the UM Center for Senior Citizens

The McCoy Adult Day Care Center provides a very high-quality on-site program of Adult Day Care Services.  This includes supervision, health screening, nutrition, therapeutic activities, exercise and lots of love.

 Caregivers are provided counseling and support in the care of their loved ones. Periodic classes are offered with information helpful to their situation.  Referral services and help are available when time for placement in a long-term care facility becomes necessary.

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(205) 251-2178
Lauren Goodman — Executive Director
Vivian Story — Day Care Director

Methodist Foundation of North Alabama

The North Alabama United Methodist Foundation is a resource and educational agency of the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church that “Fosters the Future through Stewardship, Investment and Scholarship.”  The Foundation provides churches and donors creative stewardship opportunities to undergird future missions and ministries. The Foundation also provides important investment opportunities, administers endowments, and cultivates permanent endowment funds for churches.

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(205) 226-7937
Mike O'Kelley — Executive Director
Jean Sandefur — Administrative Assistant

Methodist Homes of Alabama and Northwest Florida

Methodist Homes of Alabama & Northwest Florida had its beginnings in 1956. Founded as a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of God’s “older children” by providing safe, affordable housing and senior living and healthcare in Alabama and Northwest Florida, we were originally known as Methodist Home for the Aging. 

Affiliated with the North Alabama and Alabama-West Florida Conferences, our stable nonprofit organization is a respected innovator in senior housing and care. We create loving, life-enriching, spiritually based communities that serve older adults and provide peace of mind for their loved ones. Within our walls, we are resident-focused, anticipating and meeting their needs. Beyond our walls, we reach out to the community with our knowledge and skills.

Today, Methodist Homes has grown to include thirteen retirement communities in nine cities, providing a home to more than 1,300 people at a critical time in their lives. Our communities provide a breadth of services including independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, long-term nursing care, Alzheimer’s/dementia care and affordable housing.

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(205) 440-1454
Christopher Tomlin — CEO
Sherri Easdon — Director of Public Relations

Noah's Art Club Inc.

Noah's Art Club is an Art School set up within church environments as an outreach program to offer art education to children within the church community. The mission of the non-profit Noah’s Art Club is to motivate and inspire students in grades four through twelve to pursue their creative artistic abilities

Noah’s Art Club was founded by Carol Befort in memory of her son, Kevin Spies, who passed away from cancer and by Donna Whitmire dedicating her commitment to her late husband, Wilson. June 2013 was our first class.

Wilson Chapel is a historic Chapel that was built in 1917 and is nestled in the Historic Roebuck Springs Community surrounded by many beautiful older homes.


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(205) 836-1041
Carol Befort
Donna Whitmire

North Alabama Disaster Response Warehouse

The North Alabama Conference has an UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) network warehouse.  It serves the Southeastern United States and foreign countries.  It is located in Decatur, Alabama.

Our Moto

Everything in the warehouse is doing no one any good. Let’s get it out where it can do some good!

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide a secure weather-resistant storage facility to accumulate, account for, and ship relief supplies to victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide in support of the humanitarian efforts of the United Methodist Church. The stewardship of the donated and purchased assets shall be the primary activity of the warehouse.

To provide a secure weather resistant storage facility to accumulate, account for, and ship relief supplies to victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide in support of the humanitarian efforts of the United Methodist Church. The stewardship of the donated and purchased assets shall be the primary activity of the warehouse.

P.E.E.R., Inc. (Promoting Empowerment & Enrichment Resources)

P.E.E.R., Inc. (Promoting Empowerment and Enrichment Resources) is a community development group designed to draw resources and provide information and education concerning existing resources to the South East Lake neighborhood. Our objectives include: 1. Community health initiatives 2. Partnerships with the area schools, businesses, churches, and civic clubs to increase access to resources 3. Promotion of economic development and revitalization of homes and businesses. In many ways, the South East Lake neighborhood is a resource-rich and information-poor area. Our hope is to work together with the "anchor" agencies and institutions in the area-libraries, churches, hospitals, banks, etc.- to connect people with the resources they need. As our name implies, our goal is to work with people, allowing those in the community to state their needs and help develop ways to increase access to and information about needed resources. Our objectives are vitally important strategies to reach our larger goal of building and stabilizing community. As we work together with residents and leaders in the neighborhood, new connections will be made across traditional barriers and we will gain new strength and envision new possibilities. Current projects include a seasonal farmers market, annual health fair, after-school enrichment program for third and fourth graders that focuses on nutrition, cooking classes, free hot meals for seniors, senior exercise classes, and a community garden. Future plans include a community kitchen that will enable farmers to make value-added products from their produce to sell at market.
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(205) 836-3201
Rev. Sally Allocca — Executive Director

Reaching Accessibility for Methodist Persons (RAMP)

R.A.M.P. is part of the North Alabama Conference's Disability Ministry Team's program. It offers our churches and church members who need ramps the chance to have one built for little or no cost. We may also be able to help churches with other means of accessibility, such as chair lifts, elevators or accessible bathrooms. We are funded by donations. We currently are accepting donations and hope local churches in the Conference will add our organization to their annual budgets. The number of ramps we can build depends on money and our volunteers. Local churches should send a list of people who will volunteer to build ramps to Susan Lee at The Advance Special R.A.M.P. is an 896 Fund and is combined with our special Disability Ministries Fund. If churches or individuals do not specify whether the money is for R.A.M.P. or Disability Ministries in general, it will be used as needed as determined by the NAC Disability Ministries Team.

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(205) 910-2353
Susan Lee — Disability Ministries Convener

Restoration Mission

Restoration UMC Mission is a ministry in the western section of Birmingham, occupying the historical Walker Memorial Church building. We serve our surrounding community, a community largely composed of poor, addicted, broken-hearted, and disenfranchised people.  Those who Jesus referred to as the "least, the less, and the lost."  
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(205) 326-0970
Robert Lewis, III — Senior Pastor
Claudia Lewis — Associate Pastor

Safe Harbor, Inc.

Safe Harbor is a 501(c)3 organization that was founded in 1998 by parents dealing with the uncertainty, tensions and pain generated by the poor personal choices made by their adolescent children. These poor decisions not only create severe problems for the children, with the serious possibility of death, but also result in a family torn apart, with negative influences placed on younger siblings and friends.

Safe Harbor is dedicated to educating communities about the dangers that face today's young people, and to restoring families who have been negatively affected by their teenager's behavior.
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(205) 981-0995
Mr. Rock Hobbs — Executive Director

Servants in Faith and Technology (SIFAT)

Servants in Faith and Technology is a Christian nonprofit organization that provides training in self-help programs for a needy world. SIFAT offers opportunities for Christians to get involved personally, both to learn from others and to partner with them in missions. Each year, SIFAT offers community development training to pastors and leaders from developing countries. SIFAT gives North American churches the opportunity to partner with some of our graduates through short-term mission trips. Mission teams currently serve in Bolivia, Ecuador, Uganda and Zambia. SIFAT also provides programs on our campus in Lineville, Alabama, that help North Americans increase their view of missions and the world. Learn & Serve hosts a youth summer camp, retreats for all ages and one-day field trips for school-aged students. Many activities take place in the Global Village, which has simulated housing from nine countries and an urban slum.

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(256) 396-2015
Tom Corson — Executive Director
Marie Lanier — Promotions and Marketing

Society of St. Andrew - Alabama

Society of St. Andrew (SoSA) is a national faith-based nonprofit dedicated to following Jesus' command to feed the hungry. SoSA operates the Alabama Gleaning Network, a ministry which recruits gleaners to enter fields and pick what is left behind after the harvest for distribution to nearby agencies feeding those who are hungry. Churches can support this ministry by volunteering to glean, by helping to transport produce from fields to agencies, by participating in salvage gleaning (picking up excess produce from farmers' markets and produce stands), and by financially supporting the ministry, which in 2012 distributed 1.9 million servings of nourishing food to hungry Alabamians at a cost of less than 4¢ a serving. SoSA also offers week-long and weekend gleaning mission work camp experiences for youth, inter-generational and family groups; a VBS mission curriculum; a 12-session hunger-themed Bible study; and devotional materials for Advent, Lent, and Good Friday.

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(205) 245-3215
Elizabeth Wix — Regional Director
Adrienne Standridge — Program Coordinator

Sumatanga Camp & Conference Center

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(256) 538-9860
Rev. Tony Jones — Executive Director

UAB Department of Pastoral Care

The mission of UAB Hospital's Department of Pastoral Care is to serve the spiritual needs of patients and families who come to UAB hospital from throughout the state of Alabama and the Southeast. Because UAB is a regional hospital a large number of the patients and families who come to UAB are often isolated from their normal support systems. UAB Chaplains provide servant ministry at the crossroads---they are a vital source of support for patients and families during times of stress and crisis. Two new chaplains have joined the staff to serve UAB Highlands Hospital and Kirklin Clinic. The Department of Pastoral Care insures that a chaplain is available 24/7 in house to respond to emergency calls and referrals from medical staff. The Department also supports an educational mission through its Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program.  Currently the CPE program has in training six chaplain residents and five interns.   In 1969 the United Methodist Church provided the initial leadership in establishing chaplain services at UAB Hospital when the NAL Conference partnered with UAB Hospital and made the Rev. Kenneth Bohannon (Highlands UMC associate) UAB's first chaplain. The department developed further under the leadership of the Rev. Bob Daffin (UMC elder,WFLA conference). In addition, United Methodist laypersons (many of them doctors at UAB) have been a base of support and advocacy for spiritual care at UAB and have served on the department's advisory board throughout the years. UAB Department of Pastoral Care is a designated Advance Special in the North Alabama Conference. Currently, Dr. Melvin Rodgers (elder, NAL conference) and Rev. Virginia Durbin Millet (elder-LA conference) are staff chaplains at UAB Hospital. The Rev. Malcolm Marler (former chaplain of the UAB 1917 Clinic and founder of the Care Team Network) became Director of the Pastoral Care Department at UAB in 2009. 

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(205) 934-2670
Chaplain Virginia Durbin Millet — United Methodist Staff Chaplain

United Community Centers, Inc.

United Community Center, Inc. enriches the quality of life in the communities we serve by providing programs that assist families and individuals
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(205) 925-2944
Theresa Johnson — Director

United Counseling

A ministry of the United Methodist Church providing counseling and consultation for more  than 40 years

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(205) 824-8320
Monica Harbarger — Executive Director

United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM)

UMVIM exists to promote, encourage and enable Christians to exemplify Christian Love In Action through short-term mission service in the United States and abroad.

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(256) 404-9995
Rev. Adlene Kufarimai — Director of MIssions and Advocacy
Paulette West — North Alabama Conference UMVIM Coordinator

Upper Sand Mountain Parish

Cooperative Parish of 8 United Methodist Churches serving a 1,000 square mile area on Sand Mountain in Jackson and Dekalb Counties of Alabama. Founded in 1969, Upper Sand Mountain Parish has Emergency Services and Family Care Programs that serve approximately 5,000 families each year. Expenses that USMP tries to help those in need to meet are food, utilities, prescription assistance, medical costs, gasoline, etc. USMP accepts Mission Service Teams year round to help in providing minor home repair and weatherization, building of ramps for accessibility, operation of an industrial cannery, gardening and gleaning, summer day camp programs for area communities, etc. USMP also operates other ministries including the Heart and Hand Housing Program, Gardens of Plenty, Christmas Toy Stores, Back to School supplies, Back to School workbook expenses, and Manna on the Mountain Backpack Program, and H.O.P.E. Center Temporary Housing Shelter Program. Having experienced tornadoes in each of the last six years, including significant damage in the April 27, 2011, tornadoes, long term disaster recovery services are ongoing through USMP. Whether you are 3 or 93 there is an opportunity for you to be involved with us in mission on Sand Mountain. If you would be interested in being involved in our work on Sand Mountain or having someone come speak to your church about how you can support our misions, please contact us!

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(256) 638-2126
Rev. Chris Cone — Director

Urban Ministry, Inc.

Urban Ministry is the inner city mission of the North Alabama Conference located in Birmmingham, AL. Our mission is to serve poor and low-income persons and families with programs of Compassion and Wholeness.

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(205) 781-0517
Rev. Garrett Harper — Executive Director

Wesley Fellowship - Birmingham-Southern College

Wesley is about growing deeper in your faith with a “Wesleyan” flair.  As a College our denominational roots stretch back to John Wesley, an Anglican Priest who had plenty to say about personal and social holiness, radical hospitality, and grace.  LOTS of grace.  This fellowship carries out this theological prospective with fun and purpose.
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(205) 226-4761
Rev. Julie Holly — Chaplain

Wesley Foundation - Jacksonville State University

The Wesley Foundation is a ministry center for students and the campus of Jacksonville State University.
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(256) 435-2208
Rev. D. Jay Robinson — Campus Minister

Wesley Foundation - UAB

The United Methodist campus ministry at UAB.  

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(205) 368-5771
Cory Swinford

Wesley Foundation - University of Alabama

Wesley Foundation is the United Methodist Church Campus Ministry at the University of Alabama. Our Mission Statement: We are a Christian student ministry that seeks to watch over each other in love; to encourage growth through worship, service, and fellowship; to nurture a community of faith in Jesus Christ; to prepare a new generation of Christian leaders. Wesley is committed to the Conference priority of empowering a new generation of Christians. Wesley Foundation is in ministry to equip the local church with a new generation of leaders!
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(205) 758-3502
Wade Langer — Director, North Alabama Campus Ministries

Wesley Foundation - University of North Alabama

The Wesley Foundation at UNA is a United Methodist campus ministry located on the campus of the University of north Alabama. Each week students are provided with not only free meals, but an opportunity to gather with their peers, bring their true selves, their questions, and seek God together. Wesley is where friends become family. Our vision is for students to able to be (themselves), belong (to a community of faith), and become (creative empowered leaders in the church and the world).
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(256) 764-6412
Mrs. Linda Williamson — Director
Discover, Develop and Deploy Spiritual Leaders to Make Disciples of Jesus Christ for the Transformation of the World.