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Servant Leaders

Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.

1 Peter 4:10


Brian Sixbey

Senior Pastor

Brian Sixbey has served as the Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church Fox Hill in Hampton, VA for the past 11 years. In his 25 years of ministry, he pastored five other churches in Virginia: Woolwine, Ross-Harbour, Gogginsville and Beech Grove. He began the journey to ordained ministry following graduation from Northside High School (Roanoke, VA), University of Virginia, and Duke Divinity School. In 2015, Brian completed his D.Min. from Asbury Seminary. He also recently became one of the volunteer chaplains for Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, a ministry he hopes will expand as the pandemic diminishes. The focus of Brian’s ministry: Small Groups, meaningful worship and messages, connections and service in the community, and authentic spirituality.

He has been married to the love of his life, Shan, for 27 years. They celebrate two children, Caedmon and Catriona, and an “adopted” son, Peibo Li. Caedmon and Catriona attend St. John's College in Santa Fe. Peibo attends the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Tommy Markham

Associate Pastor

Pastor Tommy was ordained an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1974 and became a retired elder in 1998. Yet, he is undoubtedly not retired; Pastor Tommy started ministering at First UMC Fox Hill about 2008.

He married Nancy Whitten in 1956, and they celebrated 58 years together before our Lord took her home in 2014. God blessed them with two children Mark and Libby, three grandsons, and so far, one great-granddaughter.


Larissa Luma

Worship Leader

Mark Biondolillo 

Music Director

Valentina Sorbera



Josh McNutt

Youth Director

Samantha Chong



Kassandra Brown

Administrative Assistant

Ruth Simkins



Pauline Snider 

Lay Leader

Tom Hite

Lay Leader

Judy Grigg

Church Council Chair


Jane Barbour

Prayer Coordinator

Jim Bly

Missions & Outreach Chair

Leah McGlynn

Witness Lead