Beliefs A year after losing faith, atheist pastor finds a new calling By Kimberly Winston | March 26, 2013 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Teresa MacBain of Tallahassee, Fla. was a Methodist pastor for 10 years, in March of 2012 she spoke at the American Atheist convention and announced she no longer believed in God. MacBain left her position as senior pastor at Lake Jackson United Methodist Church in Tallahassee, a post she held for 3.5 years, prior to speaking at the conference. Photograph taken in Tallahassee, FLa. on April 19, 2012. RNS photo by Colin Hackley Photo Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.(RNS) When Teresa MacBain declared her loss of faith last Easter, she expected to lose her pulpit and many friends. She did. But in the year since, she's gained a new community and a new sense of confidence.