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, and a Doctorate of Worship Studies from The Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. 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).
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.
Kevin is our Discipleship Pastor. He and his wife were born and raised in Arkansas. After living and working overseas for a decade throughout South Asia, Kevin and his family recently moved to Birmingham to began serving on staff with our Meadow Brook family in May 2020. Kevin and his family enjoy the Arkansas Razorbacks and spending quality time together. Kevin’s desire is to faithfully lead, equip, and empower every believer in our church family to know and understand his/her role in the Great Commission!
Minister of Students
Austin Burch is our Minister of Students. He is passionate about the gospel and helping students live a gospel-centered life. Austin is originally from Mobile, AL and became a Christian when he realized his own brokenness and the hope of gospel as a student. He went to college at the University of Alabama where he got baptized and discipled at First Baptist Tuscaloosa. As he was being discipled and maturing in his faith, he fell in love with serving vocationally in the local church. At First Baptist Tuscaloosa he also met and fell in love with his wife Laura Kathryn Burch. They got married in October 2013 and now have three sons: Bryan, Brooks, and Benjamin. Austin worked in camp ministry for almost a decade while also serving in student ministry in the local church before coming to Meadow Brook. He is almost finished with a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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.
Director of Preschool Ministries
Kelley Young is one of the unsung heroes of the church, helping out wherever there is a need on top of all her responsibilities with the Preschool. From decorating the halls to facilitating many of our wonderful events around the church, it if needs to be done and done excellently. Kelley is the one to call. Please be sure to tell her how much she is appreciated around here.
Bill takes care of us in so many ways, he is the one to call for all of those pesky problems that seem to pop up throughout the building. You will see him smiling and greeting Sunday mornings and helping out with the facilities and bible studies during the week. Thank you for all your work Bill!
We would be lost without Stacey! If you need to know about anything… go to Stacey. The first face you see when you walk in, she can usually take care of anything that comes through the door and get you where you need to go. She has been part of this church for so long even though she is only 29 years old, most folks can’t imagine this place without her. We are blessed to have her.
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 heads up the Creative Media 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
Kids of the Kingdom Director
Kids of the Kingdom Staff
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
Kids of the Kingdom Staff
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
School of Fine Arts Coordinator
School of Fine Arts Staff
Bragan, keeps a song in our hearts and a tune on our lips. The School of Fine Arts is such a wonderful part of the church and we are so very fortunate to have Bragan overseeing all aspects of the wild and crazy bunch of folks known as musicians and artist. Thank you for all you do, Bragan!