Jim has served as our preaching minister since 2001. He is originally from Chattanooga, TN and is a graduate of Lipscomb University. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Harding School of Theology. Before coming to Fayetteville, Jim served as a Youth & Family Minister for the Brainerd Church of Christ in Chattanooga. In addition to his work here, he also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Riverside Christian Academy where he teaches Bible and is the Director of RCA Missions, equipping young people to participate in the mission of God. He and his wife, Celeste, have four boys, Andy, David, Michael and Daniel.
James begun his work with our youth July of 2020 at Summer Camp in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. He and his soon-to-be bride, Caylie Houk, are a wonderful young couple with a great love for the Lord and for young people. James is from Meridianville, Al. where he graduated from Hazel Green High School ('14) and is currently finishing a degree in Computer Information Sciences from Calhoun Community College. James has worked with the Central church of Christ in Huntsville as well as the Central Valley congregation, a church plant in Madison, Al. Most recently his work with His Way, a non-profit rehabilitation ministry, has prepared him for great use in the Kingdom!
Having two boys and a little girl, Abram, Ephraim & Evie, Terry has been active in our Children's ministry for many years. She officially began her work on staff as the Director of Children's Programs in December of 2015. She is married to Adam Smith, who also serves as one of our deacons. Terry continues the work organizing children's activities, overseeing Sunday School classes for grades K-5th grade and coordinating various activities designed to help parents raise their children "in the nurture and admonition of the Lord."
Donna Simms is our full-time Church Secretary and began her work with us in 2016. She manages the responsibilities of the office to serve the needs of our church family. She is married to Doug and they have two children, Patrick and the recently married, Victoria Lyon.
Grant has managed our church's facilities since 2001, including our building and campus as well as our vehicles which see regular use. He and his wife, Charlotte, have two grown daughters and have been a part of our church family since 2000.