We invite you to get to know our staff a little better. Click on their name to contact them through email.

Ministerial Staff

Dr. Chris Jones

Senior Pastor

Chris Jones was called as our Senior Pastor in April 2013 after serving as Minister of Students at Meadow Brook since May 2011. Originally from Arkansas, Chris and his wife, Ashley, moved to the Birmingham area where Chris received his Master of Divinity in December 2010 from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. Prior to that, he attended Ouachita Baptist University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies and in Speech Communication. Specifically, Chris has a desire to communicate the Word of God and to see people grow in Christian discipleship. Chris and Ashley have three children, Kinsley, Paxton, and Elias.

Rev. David Vaughan

Worship Pastor

David has served as our Minister of Music and Worship since January 2012. He is from Chattanooga, Tennessee and received a Bachelor of Church Music from Samford University and a Master of Church Music and Conducting from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. David has served churches in Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama and is currently serving on the Executive Counsel of The Baptist Church Music Conference. He and his wife Jill have two children, Jackson and Ella. David’s passion in ministry is leading the body of Christ to see and connect to the story of God through corporate worship.

Great is the Lord!  He is most worthy of praise!  His greatness is beyond discovery! Psalm 145:3 (NLT).

Rev. David Eanes

Minister of Children and Families

David is our Minister to Children and Families. He is from Birmingham and graduated from Vestavia Hills High School in 1990. He received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Alabama in 1995 and a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001. Before coming to Meadow Brook Baptist Church in the fall of 2007, David served as Minister of Families and Discipleship at Ridgecrest Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. He and his wife Cammie have two children, Jacob and Molly.

John Laing

Minister to Senior Adults

John was called as our Minister to Senior Adults in March 2020. He holds a Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College, and a Doctor of Philosophy from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to joining Meadow Brook Baptist Church, John served for 16 years as a Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in the Army National Guard for over 30 years and currently serves as the Senior Chaplain for the Texas Army National Guard. John’s passion is teaching God’s Word in order to see lives transformed by the Spirit. He and his wife Stefana, a professor at Beeson Divinity School here in Birmingham, have three children, Sydney, Sophia, and Alasdair.

Kelley Young

Director of Preschool Ministries

Support Staff

Bill Smith

Facilities Manager

Stacey Sciandra

Office Coordinator

Judy Long

Financial Coordinator

Judy has served as our Financial Coordinator since November 2015. She is a native of St. Louis, and lived several decades in Ormond Beach, FL before relocating to Birmingham in 2007. Judy holds a BBA in Finance from Stetson University in DeLand, FL. She has a background in bank commercial credit, and owned an advertising agency with her husband, David, for 20 years before moving to Birmingham. She enjoys traveling, growing African violets and visiting with church members.

Pete Collins

Communication and Graphic Design specialist

Pete Collins heads up the Communications and Graphic Design department at MBBC. He is a creative genius, with a diverse set of skills and experiences including 6 plus years as a missionary with Campus Outreach Ministries in Bangkok, Thailand. He is here to help wherever there is a need and hopefully do it with a smile, humor and a touch of sarcasm.

Kids of the Kingdom Staff

Lori Holmes

Kids of the Kingdom Coordinator

Lori graduated from UAB with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She taught elementary school for several years and then started working here in 1990 when the Preschool first started. She has taught 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and 4 year olds here and has been the director for 10 years. She has 3 grown children that have all gone through preschool here at MBBC Preschool. She has been married to Bill for 34 years. She has been a member of this church for 30 years (not quite a charter member but real close). She loves serving God and working with children and teachers and with all the parents of this preschool. Some of her hobbies are gardening, spending time at the beach in the sun, and Alabama football! (Roll Tide).

Kay Maitrejean

Kids of the Kingdom Assistant Coordinator

I have been a part of Meadow Brook Baptist Preschool for the past 15 years. It has been such a blessing to have been able to have taught in the 2’s, 3’s, and 4’s. It was such a tough decision to come out of the classroom and not be able to love my own little class, but now I can love all 120 students each and every day!!

School of Fine Arts Staff

Bragan Feldman

School of Fine Arts Coordinator