Matt O’Reilly

Husband to Naomi. Father to Patrick, Vivian, and Jackson. Dr. Matt O’Reilly is Lead Pastor at Christ Church Birmingham. He is a fellow of the Center for Pastor Theologians, and Director of Research at Wesley Biblical Seminary where he leads the doctoral program and teaches New Testament, preaching, and pastoral ministry. A two-time recipient of the John Stott Award for Pastoral Engagement, Matt is author of Paul and the Resurrected BodyThe Letters to the Thessalonians, and Bless the Nations. His essays have appeared in both scholarly and popular-level publications, and he speaks regularly at churches and conference gatherings.

Rachel Dixon

Rachel is married to Brad and they love spending time with her son, Ayaan. Rachel earned her bachelor’s from Auburn University and continued studies at Samford through their paralegal program. She is an avid cat lover and the proud owner of one DIVA cat! Rachel is a movie buff and loves savory food and the mountains – originally being from Colorado!  She can’t stay away from dark chocolate, good music, and heart-to-hearts with pretty much anyone!

Bradley Edwards

Bradley is married to Mary and they are the blessed parents of their son, Elijah. Bradley earned his B.A. in History from the University of Alabama Huntsville and is pursuing a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity. Bradley enjoys conversing with friends and family, reading, hiking, and watching his favorite movie Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back.

Scott Kaak

Sharon Ams

Mother to Matthew and Kathryn. Grandmother to Harrison and Parker. Gifted in mercy and discernment. Enjoys spending time with family, reading, and baking. Degree in Secretarial Science.

Bill Tiemann

Husband to Becky. Father of five children. Grandfather of ten. Gifted in leading worship, directing choral and instrumental groups, and composing music. Enjoys woodworking, gardening, cooking, and reading. Graduate of University of South Florida and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Mary Lytle

Wife to George. Mother to Barbara Jane and Dog Mom to Lucy. Enjoys movies, cooking, baking, and Tennessee Lady Vols basketball. Graduate of Asbury University (Bachelor’s degree in Biology) and Asbury Theological Seminary (Master of Arts in Ministry).

Jody Hooven

Husband to Sheri. Father to Marissa, Joseph, and Hannah. Gifted in evangelism and encouragement. Enjoys golfing, mission trips, spending time with family, and live sporting events. Graduate of Athens State University.

Bob Taylor

Husband to Sherry. Father to Riley, Gavin, and Zach. Gifted in leading worship, equipping musicians, composing, and arranging music, all for God’s glory. Enjoys golf, video production, playing jazz, and spending time with family. Graduate of Birmingham Southern College and The University of Alabama.

Ben Birdsong

Husband to Liz. Dog Dad to Lady and Lily. Enjoys movies, reading, writing, golf, and Alabama football. Graduate of The University of Alabama Birmingham (Bachelor’s degrees in Marketing and Human Resource Management), Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School (Master of Divinity), and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry in Ministry to Emerging Generations).