Who's Who

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  • Brian Brooks

    Lead Pastor

    pastor@fumchallsville.org

    Brian Brooks has been in ministry in the United Methodist Church since childhood and has been serving as a United Methodist pastor since 2000. He became Lead Pastor at First Methodist Hallsville in 2015. Before coming to Hallsville, Brian served in ministry at Hardin/Morton United Methodist in Missouri, Soules Chapel/Harmony UMC in Gilmer, TX, White Oak UMC in White Oak, TX, and Williams Memorial UMC in Texarkana, TX. Brian was born and raised in Longview, TX and is a graduate of Longview High School. Following high school, Brian attended Howard Payne University (B.S. in Exercise Sport Science) and Brite Divinity School (MDiv). Brian is married to his high school sweet heart, Hannah. Together they have 3 children, Trace, Parker, and Audrey. 

  • Shinia Kelsey

    Associate Pastor

  • Danyelle Meyer

    Director of Christian Education

    education@fumchallsville.org

    Danyelle Meyer joined our staff in 2012 and truly enjoys her work in Children's Ministries. She is married to John and has three boys. She has previously worked as a Pre-K teacher at a nearby church. She says, "I love God and thank him everyday for the beautiful world that he has made for us, and all the things he provides for us. I hope to be able to live my life to the fullest everyday!"

  • Sheila Carlisle

    Director of First Friends Preschool

    sheila@fumchallsville.org

    Sheila Carlisle is a lifetime resident of Hallsville. Graduating from Hallsville High school, she attended Kilgore College majoring in Child Development. She is married to Charles “Bubba” and has 3 children, and 5 grandchildren. Sheila has worked in the day care/preschool field for 33 years teaching and directing at First Friends for the last 20 years. “God gives us these precious little people to love, teach and share Christ with. What an honor it is to get to share a part of my day with each one of them.”



1256 W. Main / Highway 80 W

P.O. Box 365

Hallsville, TX  75650

903.660.3216

Traditional Sunday Worship 8:40 AM


Contemporary Sunday Worship 11:00 AM


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