reFRESH is a fun and inspiring church serving Priceville & Hartselle, AL for real people with real stories to know Jesus and refresh others with his love. reFRESH launched in the Fall of 2017.
We gather at 11:00am each Sunday at:
FUMC Hartselle Ministry Center (gym)
210 Hickory Street SE
Hartselle, AL 35640
You can dress comfortable and casual. As you enter, grab some hot coffee and a fresh doughnut. Our sermons are based on timeless truths and will be helpful for your everyday life. And while adults and teens are gathered for worship, kids attend a separate fun, safe, and inspiring environment for infants through 4th grade.
At reFRESH we celebrate God in an upbeat modern music style. Words are projected on a screen and instruments such as a keyboard, drums, and electric, acoustic & bass guitars help our worship team lead attenders to “sing a new song to the Lord, for he has done wonderful deeds.” Psalm 98:1
reFRESH Kids encourages children to know God and grow to be like Jesus.
Infants thru 4th grade will worship in song, have fun activities, life-sized games, arts, interactive Bible teaching, prayer, and connection with other kids.
Each teacher is trained and has passed a background check.
I'm Chris Stallings and I get to be the Pastor of reFresh Church in Priceville Alabama. I'm inspired to lead a church to connect with people like you to grow spiritually through relevant ways of knowing and celebrating Jesus. You are invited to connect as we help each other grow spiritually.
Life doesn't always turn out like you dreamed, sometimes it's even better!
I grew up in Mentone Alabama. I've been married to my wife Farra for 18 years. She's from Homewood. We love raising our daughter and we're thrilled to call Priceville Alabama home!
I'm grown up, but I still enjoy fast cars, big trucks, technology, and sports. My family means the world to me and I'll do anything for them! I'm motivated as a pastor to break down barriers that keep anyone from being all God created them to be.
After graduating from Auburn University as a Mechanical Engineer, I worked in Engineering and Product Management roles for companies like Philips Electronics and Cisco Systems.
In 2004, the office in which I was working moved to Asia. Before starting my next job, Farra and I took a cross-country camping trip during which I read a book called The Purpose Driven Life.
The very first line of the book read, "It's not about you". Until then, everything in my life had been about me. My car, my job, my girl, my house. Even when I had tried to live right, it had been about how good I could make myself. But while on that camping trip, I finally realized, it's not about me.
The book went on to tell of Jesus and how he did the work of living a perfect life, dying a guiltless death, and raising to new life. That he will give that power to anyone who trusts in him. On that trip, I prayed to confess my faith in Jesus and repent from letting it be all about me. Since then, I've been doing all that I can to grow closer to Jesus and connect others to his life transforming work.
In 2009 I began preaching and serving the church while transitioning from my career as a Product Manager. I have worked in roles as assistant and lead pastor, most recently as Associate Pastor of Sugar Hill United Methodist Church in Georgia. In 2016, we moved back to Alabama to begin the work of launching reFRESH Church in Priceville.
United Methodist Church
The United Methodist Church is a vital partner in launching reFRESH church in Priceville. From its roots in the 18th century movement started by John Wesley, the UMC has sought to advance the Good News of Jesus.
Methodists are particularly concerned about inviting all people to experience God’s forgiveness and grace, then to fully grow in knowledge and love of God through disciplined Christian living. Emphasis is on Christian living—putting faith and love into action.
Through the sending of its local pastor, the UMC provides partnership in pastoral credentials, doctrinal integrity, training, accountability, and resources which are essential to the success of reFRESH church.
Learn more about the United Methodist Church.