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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 graduated from Hixson High School. He received a Bachelor of Music from Samford University in 1994 and a Master of Church Music from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1997. David has served churches in Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama. He and his wife Jill have two children, Jackson and Ella.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Smith Facilities Manager
Stacey Sciandra Office Coordinator
Judy Long Financial Coordinator
Kathryn Acree Publications Coordinator