Leadership at Enterprise First Methodist Church
Rev. Gary A. Daniel
Interim Senior Pastor/Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Gary A. Daniel was born and raised in Marion, Indiana. He attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in 1970 with a BS in Elementary Education. Having always been active in his local church, Gary answered the call to ministry in 1985. He received his Master of Divinity degree from Chandler School of Theology at Emory University in 1988. He was ordained a Deacon in1987, and admitted into full connection as an elder in 1990. Gary served at Epworth UMC in Eufaula, AL; St. Mark UMC in Montgomery, AL; Parker UMC in Panama City, FL; Brewton FUMC in Brewton, AL; Summerville UMC in Phenix City, AL and Enterprise First Methodist from 2006 until his appointment as District Superintendent of the Marianna- Panama City District in July of 2010-2014. It was Gary's intention to retire in 2014, but instead Gary accepted a pre-retirement appointment to the Brantley Charge in Crenshaw County, retiring in 2016 after 31 years of service. In 2018, Gary served as interim pastor at Opp First United Methodist Church, serving there for 11 months, and now serves as Pastor Emeritus at Enterprise First Methodist Church. Gary has been married at Pamela Brooks Daniel of Montgomery , AL for nearly 52 years. They have three children; David, Michelle and Alan.
Rev. Billy Luttrell
Minister of Music
Rev. Billy Luttrell is the Minister of Music at Enterprise First Methodist Church. He was born and raised in Kentucky and graduated high school from Mercer County High in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. He graduated from Clear Creek Bible College with a Bachelor of Ministry in Bible and Church Music. He received his Master of Church Music degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, Florida, and Alabama. He and his wife, Janis, have three children and three grandchildren.
Mom's Day Out & Stepping Stones Preschool Director
Tammy Ezzell is an Enterprise Native. She attended Enterprise City Schools and after graduation from Enterprise High School in 1981 she attended Troy State University Dothan studying Early Childhood Education. Tammy began working as a teacher and office assistant at Mom’s Day Out and Stepping Stones Preschool in 2005 and was hired as the director in 2011. She has worked with children in some capacity for approximately 25 years. Tammy is married to Charlie Ezzell and they have two children, Chase and Mary Catherine, and one grandchild, Alivia Anne.
Lynn Dieckow was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. She attended Western Michigan University and graduated in 1979 with a BBA. After several years in retail management, inventory control, loss prevention and accounting, Lynn became the Financial Secretary for Enterprise First Methodist in June of 2009. Lynn and her husband Frank became members of FMC when they relocated to the area in October of 2006. They have a daughter Kayleigh, and a son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Hayley who live in East Rochester, New York.
Administrative Assistant & Pianist/Organist
Janis Luttrell is the administrative assistant at Enterprise First Methodist Church. She is also the church pianist/organist where she ministers with her husband, Rev. Billy Luttrell, who is the Minister of Music at First Methodist. Janis and Billy have three children and three grandchildren.
Lynn was born in Opp, Alabama but has always lived in the Elba area. She has been employed at the church since 2005. Her husband James also works at the church. They have one son, LoWayne, and three grandchildren, Kelcey, Payton, and Brodie. She really enjoys the family atmosphere among the staff and members of the church.
Maintenance and Grounds Keeper
James was born in Troy, Alabama and lived in Brantley until his family moved to Elba when he was in the 5th grade. He has been working with the church since 2006. James is married to Lynn Parks, who also works at the church. He studied paint and body repair at MacArthur Community College. He enjoys remodeling vehicles, but his favorite hobby is spoiling his three grandchildren.