Meet our staff.


Alex Shipman

senior pastor

Alex is senior pastor at The Village Church. After coming to Christ at Valdosta State in Georgia, he began to sense a call to ministry. Later he worked as the Outreach Coordinator at Redeemer Presbyterian in Greenville. During this time, Alex began attending seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary. 2006 brought a move to Decatur AL, where he was the Mercy Ministries Intern for Decatur Presbyterian. On November 13 of 2011, The Village Church was particularized and Alex was installed as pastor. He is also the director of the African American Presbyterian Fellowship. Alex is married to Wyketa and they have two children, Madison and Treyson.

Social Media: Twitter: @am_shipman | Instagram: @shipman.alex

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Cynthia Mann

Church administrator

Cynthia has been at The Village Church since October 2010. She is a native of North Alabama and has lived in Huntsville most of her life. She graduated from S.R. Butler High school here in Huntsville and obtained her degree from Auburn University. She has three adult children who are married and live nearby which allows her to spend lots of time with six grandsons and one granddaughter, her favorite thing to do. Cynthia's maternal grandparents, along with her parents, were instrumental in the development of her faith. At the age of seven, Cynthia prayed with her grandfather to receive God's wonderful gift of salvation by grace alone through faith alone through Christ alone. Her heart's desire is to continue this legacy of faith by telling the next generation of God.

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Patiences Teague

Director of music

One of Patiences’ favorite songs says “No matter what I've done, no matter where I've been, no matter how I fall, you pick me up again. You have removed my shame, you take me as I am, you call me justified, now I am covered by your grace.” She can’t sing these words without being filled with thanksgiving. As Director of Music, Patiences has become increasingly passionate about cross-cultural worship, the power of music, and how God uses them to draw people to himself, and to each other. She is loved, honored, and cherished by her husband Shannon. Together they do life with their 4 children, with whom there is never a dull moment.

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Mary Anne Hunter

Director of student ministries

Mary Anne Hunter grew up in Huntsville, Al. By God’s grace, Mary Anne came to Christ at an early age. As a senior in high school, Mary Anne attended Passion 2011 and felt God calling her to be faithful to God’s command to love justice, seek mercy, and walk humbly. Once Mary Anne started volunteering at Lincoln Village Ministry and The Village Church as a freshman in college she knew that this was where God was calling her to grow and serve. After graduating from UAH with her degree in Elementary Education, Mary Anne started teaching at Little Linc Preschool. The following summer she joined the ministry team at the Village Church as the director of student ministries. A few summers later, Mary Anne met her husband Alex Hunter at the Village Church, where they got married. Now Mary Anne and her husband live in the Lincoln Village Community.

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Amos Williams Jr.

small group & Outreach coordinator/intern

Amos serves as the Small Group and Outreach Coordinator/Intern of the Village Church.  He is married to Jessica and they have two sons Caleb and Christian.  He came to faith at an early age after being discipled by his parents.  Amos is currently enrolled at Beeson Divinity School studying to attain the Master of Divinity.  After finishing seminary, his long term goal is to plant a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural, Christ-centered church.

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Social media: Twitter | Instagram | Snapchat: @amoswilliamsjr