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Rev. Michael Beck

Co Pastor

As a traditionally trained Methodist minister, Rev. Michael Beck serves as the senior pastor of Wildwood United Methodist Church. Michael completed his Master of Divinity at Asbury Theological Seminary with highest honors. As a recipient of the Towel and Basin Award, the most prestigious award given to a graduating senior, Michael exemplifies the role of a servant-leader. He also received the Zondervan Greek Scholarship Award as the most outstanding Greek student in his graduating class. His preaching, firmly grounded in the Scriptures, blends the prophetic with the practical. Michael’s ability to make the truth of the Bible real to everyday life contributes to the vibrant nature of our inspiring worship experiences. God has used Pastor Michael’s traditional Methodist training in some very non-traditional ways. This is evidenced by a thriving New Life worship experience geared toward young families, a multi-site Celebrate Recovery program, as well as weekly worship gatherings held in local restaurants and tattoo parlors. The God inspired impact of this innovative approach has seen the addition of over 200 new members in the past four years, the majority of whom are brand new Christians.

Michael’s inspirational style of leadership has led him outside the local church and into the community. As a missional pioneer he has spearheaded several movements to create systemic change. God is now using Michael’s gifts and passion to reach the not-yet-Christian on a district and national level as the newly appointed South Atlantic Coordinator of Fresh Expressions US. He lives here in Wildwood with his wife, Jill, and their blended family of 8 children.


Pastor Jill Beck

Co Pastor


Nicole Pennington

Pastor Nicole Larrabee Worship Pastor

Nicole Larrabee is currently serving as a associate/co-Pastor for the United Methodist church here at Wildwood UMC. Nicole answered a call to preach years ago, but was in Nursing school at the time. At the time she believed it wasn’t the right timing so continued to complete , and get her degree as a Registered Nurse. Still, she continued to hear God’s call on her life to move forward in ministry as clergy. Two years ago Nicole came forward in the United Methodist Church to fulfill Gods call through this ministry.
Nicole has been involved in music since she was a young girl, and is passionate about singing , playing guitar and leading worship. She is also proudly leading the contemporary band here at wildwood, they call themselves the Wild Ones Band. Nicole is continuing to go forward in the United Methodist Church to become a licensed local pastor and is currently in the process. She plans to attend seminary in the future when the time comes to do so. She continues to move forward with continued education that the UMC requires until then.
Nicole is a mother of two sons , Caleb and Kyle and also is actively involved in the life of her older grandmother. Nicole loves working with children and older people, and animals. She enjoys teaching, and preaching and has a heart for the down trodden. She enjoys engaging with the community through outreach and music.
Although she is a pastor she continues to work as a Home Health Care nurse as well. Nicole is a big supporter of Celebrate Recovery that takes place here at Wildwood on a weekly basis.
Nicole Pennington is a passionate young lady with a heart for Jesus and the people of the community.