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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




Johnny & Elissa Ellison

Chatt Valley Church
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Daniel and Erin Woodcock

Cornerstone Church
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Reid & Lori Guy

The Port Church
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Lynn & Lori Darnell

The Bridge Ministries

Stephen & Wanda Smith

Pine Glen Community Church
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Rev. Samuel & Gloria Duff

Open Heart Ministry
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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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Chase & Christy Rogers

Redeemer Church
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Jeff & Elizabeth Mann

Essential Church of Fort Payne
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Dewayne & Leslie Rembert

Flatline at Chisholm
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Elisha & Lachundra Smith

House of Miracles Christian Church
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James & Pamela Griffin

Mt. Olive Baptist Church
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Dawson & Joyce Zhang

Montgomery Chinese Christian Church

Keonki Sohn

Montgomery Korean Community 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
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Marcus & Mariah Mullet

Provenance Church

Bill & Jan Morris

Central Coosa Cowboy Church

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

Jamey & Sherry Ketchum

Exalt Community Church

Terrence & Thais Jones

Strong Tower at Washington Park
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Morris & Derry Johnson

Integrity Baptist Church

Benji & Haley Johnson

Reformation Church

Devins & Carol Jackson

The Body of Christ Church

Theron & Tina Hawkins

Next Level Church of Tuscaloosa

Justin & Erin Hase

Renascent Church

Harvey & Jenae Edwards

Anchor Church

Brad & Connie Doss

Salt/Life Church
Barry Lisa Britt

Barry & Lisa Britt

Oasis Church

Jason & Crystal Bachus

The Church at Pleasant Grove

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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
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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