We're Hiring!

With mixed emotions, we announce the planned retirement at the end of April of Gayle Ortner. 

Gayle has been such a vital part of our Madison staff and the face of our congregation to so many people who reach out for so many needs.  For 40-plus years, she has been the one to keep us informed about and aware of so many activities and events.  She has been a faithful servant to the Lord with her glowing and happy attitude to all of us, and she will be very missed.  This announcement comes with mixed emotions.  The joy in this announcement is that Gayle is going nowhere; she is simply retiring so she can enjoy more time with family, and we are so happy about her ability to do that.  We will celebrate Gayle as we draw closer to her final days in her role, so “Save the Date” of April 28th for this celebration, and be looking for more details soon.

With that said, we encourage anyone interested in filling the role of Administrative Assistant Extraordinaire to apply via the link below.  There will be an application to complete, and you will need to submit your resume.  Some basic requirements of the position include great communication skills, including patience, compassion, and kindness; proficiency with MS Office products and databases; cloud-based tools like Google Drive, Forms, and Docs; familiarity with graphic design SW; and ability to support major church activities.

Thank you for your prayerful consideration!

The Madison Shepherds

Click Here to Apply for the Position

Some basic skill requirements and duties for this Admin position (Mon-Thurs – 32 hours/wk) are listed below.

Skill Set:

  • Great communication skills both in person and on the phone.  Patience, compassion, and kindness are critical attributes for this position.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in data entry and database management.
  • Familiar with Cloud based platforms (i.e. Google Drive, OneDrive, Google Forms, Google Docs, etc.).
  • Familiar with Canva or other graphics design software a plus.
  • Willingness and vision to develop new ways to support the church office.
  • Willing and able to support a variety of tasks during major church activities (outreach events, VBS, seminars, workshops, etc.).

Typical Duties:

  • Reliably available during Normal Office Hours, Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
  • Primary responsibility among the admin staff for answering the phones /doors and directing the call / person to the correct staff member.  The candidate must also have a security mindset realizing that they provide the primary perimeter defense for building access
  • Maintaining the MCoC Calendar (scheduling events, door access, HVAC services, etc.  to support that event)
  • Contacting the sick, updating the weekly Sick /Prayer list, and ordering flowers / plants for the sick / funerals.
  • Updating and distributing the Family News on a weekly basis
  • Printing the Worship Outline weekly prior to worship services.
  • Assisting the Elders with Church correspondence (new members, baptisms, marriages, etc)

All applications need to be submitted by midnight on Wednesday, April 3rd.  The applicants selected for an interview will be notified by Monday, April 8th. 

Thank you for your prayerful consideration!

prison minister

siegfried bill

I began working as the full-time prison minister at Madison in 2017. I am an assistant chaplain at the Limestone Correctional Facility and spend my time working with the inmates of the honor dorm. He also spends much of his time working with Project Rescue in Priceville, AL. Project Rescue is an addiction recovery program for men. I am married to Patti, and they have worshipped with Madison for over twenty years.

iglesia minister

beto huamani

I joined the Madison family in January of 2016. I started my career serving the Lord in 2000 in Lima, Peru, at the Lucyana Iglesia de Cristo, where I preached until 2007. On a medical mission trip, I met my wife, Emily, in Lima. We were married in Nashville, TN, in 2007. Since then, I have been working to help reach out to the Hispanic population as an ESL coordinator and Hispanic minister in Nashville, TN, Franklin, TN, and Peoria, IL.

I have a degree in Arts Education and am working on a Masters in Ministry. I have gained a great deal of experience with his field work in ministry and receive a lot of support and help from my wife. Emily and I are Alabama football fans (Roll Tide!), Kentucky basketball fans (Go Big Blue!), and Peru soccer/futbol (Arriba, Perú!). I like to travel, play music, and read. Emily and I are very blessed to be a part of the Iglesia and church family at Madison.

youth minister

jordan abrams

I joined our ministry team in March of 2020. I am a native of Mobile, AL but have spent much of my life in the Shoals area of Alabama, as well. I have a Bible and Ministry degree from Harding University. While at Harding, I met and married my incredible wife Lindsey, from Snellville, GA. I have been in full-time ministry since 2012.  In August of 2018, we were blessed with a precious little girl named Mallory. My favorite team is Alabama. I love the outdoors, watching college football, and hanging out with Mallory and Lindsey.

youth minister

richard turner

I began serving as a youth minister for Madison in January 2018. In June of that year, I married my wife, Sarah. I grew up in Oak Ridge, TN, and Sarah grew up in New Hope, AL. We both have a deep passion for working with young people. In 2017, I graduated from Freed-Hardeman University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies. My favorite hobbies include cheering for the Florida Gators, reading, hiking, traveling, and participating in athletics. I love being part of a church family where I can be one small part of a diverse family working towards growing the Kingdom numerically and spiritually.

preaching minister

andrew itson

Andrew is married to Lauri Ann and they have three children, two boys, Crews and Cameron, and one girl, Dawson. he began working with the Madison family in June of 2021. Before Andrew came to Madison he was the preaching minister at the Robertsdale Church of Christ in Robertsdale, AL and the Campus Minister at the University Church of Christ in Montgomery, AL. Andrew graduated with a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University and a PhD in Leadership in Ministry and Religion from the University of the Cumberlands. Andrew loves hiking with his family, playing sports, coaching his kids, watching FSU football, reading, and eating at “hole in the wall”restaurants.

preaching minister

brandon pressnell

Brandon married his high school sweetheart, Cindy in May of 1996. They have three children, Kenzie, Gage, and Nick.  He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Biblical Studies from Faulkner University and has been in full-time ministry since 1995. He has served at Madison as Youth Minister, Family Minister, and most recently as Preaching Minister since his arrival in January of 2000. In addition to preaching alongside Andrew, Brandon enjoys planning and coordinating our worship assemblies as well as spending time with our families, encouraging them with biblical and practical guidance.  For relaxation, Brandon enjoys almost every sport, singing, art, and hanging out with his family and friends.  

media outreach minister

jason helton

I joined the Madison ministry team in 2007 as youth minister alongside Brandon Pressnell. In August 2017, I transitioned into my current role as Media Outreach Minister. The purpose of my role is to create content that communicates the Gospel and connects the church. 

In 2008, I graduated from Faulkner University with a B.S. in Youth & Family Ministry. In 2023 I complete my M.A. in Online Ministry from Regent University. I married my wife, Ellen, in the Fall of 2011, and we have four children: Norah, Owen, Benjamin, and Nolan. We live in Harvest and enjoy hiking, Alabama football, Chicago Bulls basketball, good food, good music, traveling, photography, and Krispy Kreme.