Headrick -- Class of 67
Preston Headrick, I live at 323 Johnson Rd
Hamilton, Al 35570. I have been married to Judi (J.J.)Johnson Headrick,
formerly of Childersburg Alabama for almost 23 years. We have two children
Jake a Junior who is at the University of Montevallo where he is a member
of the basketball team and a daughter Jessye, a Freshman at Jefferson
State in Hoover. Both of our children are a great blessing.
Favorite memory: When we ended a five-year losing
streak to Cordova in football. We scored in the last two minutes.
Johnny Blackwell through a touchdown pass to Carl Ware. Mike Prince kicked
the extra point. Ellis McDonald bit a plug out of a guy from Cordova's
leg and accidentally bit one of his own players in the bottom of the pile.
Ellis took the meaning of Bulldog quiet literally. It seemed like there
were more people at that game than any high School Football game I had
been to at the time.
Who was your favorite teacher and why? Mr. Gant
was the greatest influence on my life of any faculty member at Dora High
Mrs. Andrews and Mrs. Ellison were my favorite
teachers. Claude Kilgore was mighty gracious to me and I greatly appreciate
What was the most important thing you learned in school?
I think reading is the most important thing that I learned. When the Lord
led me to go back to college in 1996 much had changed, but I knew that
I could read and if you can read you can learn.
What are you currently doing and how did you arrive at this
point in your life?
We are in our eighth year serving Bethlehem United Methodist Church. When
I say we, I am the Pastor, but J.J. is my helper and we are a team. I
worked in the family business at the Green To Cafe from 1974 until 1996.
In 1990 I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. We told Him we
would do what ever He wanted us to do and go wherever He wanted us to
go. In 1993 we knew that I was called to preach. I went back to school
at Birmingham Southern College at night. The Lord wanted to show me that
He could take a C-student from Dora High School and work in the weak areas
of my life. When I graduated from Birmingham Southern in 1996 we moved
to Hamilton to take the role as the Pastoral family at Bethlehem. The
Lord has blessed me by allowing me to receive my Masters in Divinity from
Asbury Seminary in Wilmore Kentucky.
are your heroes?
Jesus Christ is my favorite Hero. He rescued me from the power of darkness.
J.J. is my next favorite hero. She is a great instrument of His.
What do you want to do when you grow up? What are your dreams?
To glorify Christ. To Pastor a Church where people can be turned from darkness
to light. A congregation where people learn what Jesus meant when He said
" I have come so that they may have life and life more abundantly".
How do you want to be remembered?
I would really like to be remembered as an example of how Jesus Christ can
change and transform the life of the foulest sinner.