Fred

I have a degree in Computer Information Systems from Jacksonville State University in 1992, and will complete a Master of Theological Studies from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 2022.

After serving the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions for seven 7 years as a computer guy, writing software, training, and supporting staff, God called me to serve the local church.  Prior to Central Baptist, I served three awesome churches as a student minister in Montgomery, Chelsea, and Decatur, Alabama. From 2008-2014 I was privileged to be the pastor of Berkeley Avenue Baptist in Turlock, CA.  My family moved back to Decatur when I accepted the call to serve as an Associate Pastor at Central Baptist.

I am married to Kimberly, who volunteers with our Student Ministry and has been my ministry partner for 25 years. She works as a social worker for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home & Family Ministries.  We have two fun teenagers, Korey and Pierce.  We love watching them do their thing: be it drama, dance, singing, basketball, or football.  They love Jesus and serving others, and that brings us joy.

I enjoy spending time with students, teaching, playing guitar, and using my creative gifts.  These are all put to use in ministry.

I have been a part of Central Baptist since 2014.  There are genuine, loving Christian people here, led by an inspired staff team.  If you are looking for place to Love God, Love Each Other, and Love the World, then get to know Central Baptist. She is a great church!