Brad was raised in the great metropolis of Eastaboga, Alabama. After high school, Brad attended Jacksonville State University where he received a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and English. He later attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he received his Masters of Divinity. Since surrendering his life to ministry Brad has been serving the local church with his wife Beth. In May of 2017 Brad received the call to become the Senior Pastor at First Baptist Hazel Green, and is excited for all God is doing in the Hazel Green area. Brad and Beth have two children, Savannah and Ross, and in his free time he enjoys traveling, watching sports, especially the JSU Gamecocks, and spending time with his family.
Associate Pastor for Development and Deployment
Dave oversees our discipleship ministries; and leads our Mission Team. He has served First Baptist since 1999. Dave is a graduate of The University of Alabama and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is married to Shannon and they have two adult children, Regan and Alex. Dave is also Pop Pop to his grandson, Liam. Dave loves to travel, read, cook and dine out. He is also a crossword puzzle nerd.
Blake leads our worship ministry. Blake joined our staff in October, 2020. He grew up in a small Mississippi town and is a graduate of the University of Mobile, where he studied worship leadership and toured with the Voices of Mobile. Blake has served churches in Texas and Alabama, as well as sang with UniVoice in Concert at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. Alongside serving as our Worship Pastor, Blake is also a staff writer for Lifeway Worship.
Student and Young Adult Pastor
Coleman leads our students and young adults. He has been serving in ministry for over 8 years both in children’s and student ministries. Coleman grew up in Clay, Alabama and is currently a student at Leavell College of NOBTS. Coleman is married to Cierra Windle and father to two beautiful girls. Coleman has had the opportunity to serve on the mission field with Samaritans Purse both in Belize and Cambodia. He also has served with the North America mission board as a sojourner. Coleman enjoys hunting, fishing and playing with his dog Willis.
Misty leads our ministry to preschoolers, grade school kids, and their parents. She has served First Baptist since 2012. Misty grew up in Hazel Green and is a graduate of the University of Alabama Huntsville. She is married to Jake and they have three awesome kids: Ella, Bryce, and Lottie.