We invite you to get to know our staff a little better. Click on their name to contact them through email.
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.
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).
James oversees our adult education ministries. He is a graduate of Auburn University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served churches in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama for over 30 years. Suzanne, his wife, is a high school teacher. They have two daughters, Bethany and Jordyn, and one grandson.
Minister of Preschool
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.
Minister of Students
Ben Birdsong was called as our Student Minister in September 2013 after serving with students for four and a half years at First Baptist Church of Pelham. Ben is married to Liz. He loves Starbucks, reading, movies, music, and spending time with family and friends. Ben has a great desire to see students grow in their faith in Christ and to see God use them to make an impact for Him on their campuses and in their communities. Ben was ordained and licensed into the ministry from the Church at Brook Hills in July 2009. He holds bachelor’s degrees in marketing and human resource management from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a master’s degree in divinity from Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, and a Doctor of Ministry in Ministry to Emerging Generations at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Minister of Senior Adults
Clyde is minister to our Senior Adults who are called “Pacesetters.” He is a native of Jefferson County and a 1961 graduate of the University of Alabama. He retired from the US Army in 1997 as a Colonel. Clyde has served as Minister of Music at Ryan Baptist Church in Montevallo and Center Hill Baptist Church in Jemison. He was Ordained to the Gospel Ministry in July of 2002. Clyde assists the pastor in hospital and homebound visitation. He is married to Linda and has three adult children, Sherri, Clyde Jr. (Dusty) and Stacey, and is blessed with seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Worship Ministry Intern
Worship Ministry Intern
Student Ministry Intern
Tommy Shaw serves as our student ministry intern. He is a graduate of Oak Mountain High School and our youth group. Tommy is currently a student at Jefferson State Community College majoring in computer science. In his free time, Tommy enjoys reading and spending time with friends.
Kids of the Kingdom Staff
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).
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!!