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Missionary Team

State Missionary

Toll-free: 1-800-264-1225, ext. 332
Direct: 334-613-2332

Ministry Assistant

Dawn Watkins
Toll-free: 1-800-264-1225, ext. 315
Direct: 334-613-2315

Hispanic Administrative Support

Heydi Samuel
Phone: 786-671-9232

State Missionary Brian Harper came to the State Board of Missions in April 2020 and serves as the lead church planting strategist. Brian and his wife, Laura, are new to town and currently seeking a church. They have 2 children.


  • BA Human Relations – Samford University – 1988
  • MDIV Beeson Divinity – Samford University – 1994
  • DMIN Gateway Seminary- 2018


  • Missions Pastor – Celebration Baptist Church, Tallahassee, FL
  • Directional Pastor – Christ Our Hope – Hispanic Church, Bessemer
  • Missions Consultant – Partners in Missions, Birmingham
  • Church Planting Catalyst – North American Mission Board, Queens, NY
  • Urban Church Planting Catalyst – North American Mission Board, Seattle, WA
  • Local PEACE Pastor – Saddleback Valley Community Church, Lake Forest, CA
  • Director of Missionary Orientation – International Mission Board, Rockville, VA
  • Missionary – International Mission Board
  • Hispanic Church Planter – Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham
Office Director

Toll-free: 1-800-264-1225 Ext. 2220
Direct: 334-613-2220

State Missionary Rick Barnhart has been with the State Board of Missions since August 2012 and is the director of the office of Associational Missions and Church Planting.

Rick and his wife, Marcy, are members at Highland Gardens, Montgomery. They have three children and two grandchildren.



Catalyst Team

Jarman Leatherwood


Terrence Jones


Jeff Mann


Ramon Vielza

Hispanic Catalyst

Theron Hawkins



Jared and Selena Case

Jared and Selena Case

Journey Church
Michael and Kinisha Britton

Michael and Kinisha Britton

Lighthouse Community Church
Abner and Kayla Aguilar

Abner and Kayla Aguilar

La Conexión
Juan Felipe & Juliana Aristizabal

Juan Felipe and Juliana Aristizabal

Aaron & Griselda Iglesia

Aaron and Griselda Iglesia

Tony & Susan Fleming

Tony and Susan Fleming

Jeff & Beth Gardner

Jeff and Beth Gardner

Daphne Baptist
Michael & Kristi Ent

Michael and Kristi Ent

Raleigh Avenue Baptist
Jose & Maria Zamora

Jose and Maria Zamora

Davey & Amber Lyon

Davey and Amber Lyon

Imago Dei
Ramon & Nayivis Vielza

Ramon and Nayivis Vielza

Noah & Jesse Hicks

Noah and Jesse Hicks

The Church at River Mills
Johnny & Dackita Mills (1)

Johnny and Dockita Mills

Scott & lisa Boyte

Scott and Lisa Boyte

New Beginnings
Ernesto & Judith Hidalgo

Ernesto and Judith Hidalgo

Yuniel Cruz and Sucel Perez

Yuniel and Susel Cruz-Perez

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Humberto and Angelica Medina

Trace & Ginger Donahoo

Trace and Ginger Donahoo

Manuel Moya y Persida Marrero

Manuel and Persida Moya-Marrero

Casa de Jubilo and Restauracion
Jamie and Sheri Payton

Jamie and Sheri Payton

The Grace Place Church
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Jesus and Leticia Navarro

Hispanic Baptist Church, FBC
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Samuel and Heydi Rodriguez

New Life in Christ Baptist Church
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Ben and Shannon Smith

Redemption Church
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Harold and Whitney Tisdale

Free Spirit Church
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Leon and Aimee Miller

Kingdom Family Christian Fellowship
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Joe and Brakia Stevens

Redeemer Fellowship
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Malachi and Elizabeth Cole

Banner Church
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Ray and Debra Blanton

Joy Baptist Church
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Will and Claire Harbison

Mill City Church

Johnny & Elissa Ellison

Chatt Valley Church
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Daniel and Erin Woodcock

Cornerstone Church
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Lynn & Lori Darnell

The Bridge Ministries

Stephen & Wanda Smith

Pine Glen Community Church
Samuel & Gloria Duff

Rev. Samuel & Gloria Duff

Open Heart Ministry
Will & Melissa

Will & Melissa Faulkenberry

Mosaic City Church
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Cameron & Tara Bell

Southside Gospel Fellowship
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Shawn & Latoya Bernard

Pillar ofTruth Ministries
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Jeff & Elizabeth Mann

Essential Church of Fort Payne
Dewayne & Leslie

Dewayne & Leslie Rembert

Flatline at Chisholm
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Elisha & Lachundra Smith

House of Miracles Christian Church
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Dawson & Joyce Zhang

Montgomery Chinese Christian Church
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Alan & Becca Ostrzycki

Lindsay Lane North

Sean & Stephanie Odom

Exalt Community Church
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Kevin & Alli Naylor

Antioch Community Church

Bill & Jan Morris

Central Coosa Cowboy Church
Tim & Kristin Miller

Tim & Kristin Milner

Essential Church

Jarman & Camillus Leatherwood

House of Hope and Restoration Church
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Britton & Jessica Latham

Church at the Oaks

Terrence & Thais Jones

Strong Tower at Washington Park
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Morris & Derry Johnson

Integrity Baptist Church

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Long Term Planters

John Yi
All Nations
Montgomery, AL
Harvey Edwards
Anchor Church
Tuscaloosa, AL
Jim Trousdale
Broadway Fellowship Church
Florence, AL
Alvie Walker
Burning Bush Cowboy Church
Troy, AL
David Bradford
Celebration Church
Birmingham, AL
Bill Morris
Central Coosa Cowboy
Hanover, AL
Jason Seales
Christ Central
Calera, AL
Earl Johnson
Christ Community Church
Huntsville, AL
Amos Crews
Christ First Community
Birmingham, AL
Robert Webb
Christian Fellowship Baptist Church
Lisman, AL
Bryan Taunton
ChristPoint Community Church
Sylacauga, AL
John Granger
Church on the Circle
Enterprise, AL
Daniel Woodcock
Gadsden, AL
Bobby Freeman
Cross Pointe Church of Talladega
Talladega, AL
Bill Stephens
Crossway Baptist Church
Foley, AL
Bill Stephens
Crossway Baptist Church
Foley, AL
Ken Stead
Gulf Shores, AL
Dukinson Merilien
Eglise Baptiste Messiah
Albertville, AL
Paul Gourdine
Engaged Christian Church
Montgomery, AL
Tim Milner
Essential Church
Huntsville, AL
Jeff Mann
Essential of Fort Payne
Rainsville, AL
Donne Houston
Gospel Center Church
Huntsville, AL
Rick Davis
Grace Connection
Tuscaloosa, AL
Joel Covington
Greater New Faith
Ft. Deposit, AL
Jarman Leatherwood
House of Hope & Restoration
Huntsville, AL
Morris Johnson
Hueytown, AL
Stephen York
Journey Church of Valley
Valley, AL
Anthony Potts
Launch Pointe
Florence, AL
Eric Jackson
Greenville, AL
Jang Yung Kim
Madison Korean Church
Madison, AL
Keonki Sohn
Montgomery Korean Community Church
Montgomery, AL
James Griffin
Mt. Olive Baptist Church
Troy, Alabama
Tim Henning
New Beginnings Fellowship
Trussville, AL
Phi Vo
New Life International Church
Mobile, AL
Rev Hansup Kim
New Life Korean
Auburn, AL
Barry Britt
Orange Beach, AL
Chase Rogers
Redeemer Church, Helena
Helena, AL
Matt Scott
Redeemer Community
Oneonta, AL
Benji Johnson
Reformation Baptist Church
Midland City, AL
Justin Hase
Renascent Church
Grand Bay, AL
Lance Nicholson
South City
Mobile, AL
Terrence Jones
Strong Tower at Washington Park
Montgomery, AL
Danny Lovett
The Church at Chelsea-Westover
Westover, AL
Jason Bachus
The Church at Pleasant Grove
Heflin, AL
Ethan Mc Creary
The Well Church-Huntsville
Huntsville, AL
Vince Lee
Vertical Point
Alexander City, AL
Jessie Leonard
Word of Faith
Birmingham, AL

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