MICKEY BRACKIN- SENIOR PASTOR
Brother Mickey has pastored Mars Hill Baptist Church since December 1991. He and his wife Cindy (a biology teacher at LCHS) have two grown children; Arleigh (husband McClane), a math teacher at Lawrence County High School and Daniel (wife Gwen), who teaches Spanish at LCHS; four grandchildren, Sofia, Liam, Emma, and Tifton,.
God called Bro. Mickey to preach early in life in the Alabama town of Town Creek. He graduated from the University of North Alabama and received his Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Hunting, hiking and playing with his dogs are a few of Bro. Mick’s hobbies. His life verse is Ephesians 3:20 – “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us.”
ROBIN KIDD-ASSOCIATE PASTOR-MUSIC
Bro. Robin served as a deacon for several years at Mars Hill Baptist until he heard God’s call into ministry. He is a gifted singer and has a heart for leading God’s people in worship.
He and his wife Jessica have a son named Truitt and a daughter named Molly. Robin is a graduate of Tennessee Tech.
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
CHAD MOORE- ASSOCIATE PASTOR, PASTORAL MINISTRY, EVANGELISM & OUTREACH
Having served locally for thirteen years as pastor, Bro. Chad now joins the Mars Hill Baptist Church family. Utilizing his gifts in evangelism and outreach, God is using him to help our church family to “think outside the box” when it comes to reaching our community for Christ. Chad’s wife, Rachael, is the assistant principal at Lawrence County High School, and they have two sons, Jake and Tate.
Ben Emerson- Pastor of Student Ministry
Ben came on staff with Mars Hill in 2015 and oversees the ministry for students in 7th – 12th grade. He has been in student ministry for over a decade. Ben graduated from Mid-Continent University with a degree in Biblical Studies and from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Youth and Families. He is passionate about leading teenagers in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and equipping them to share their faith with others. He and his wife Rachel have four kids, Atly, Jack, Asher, and Josiah.
GARY HUGHES- ASSOCIATE PASTOR-AWANA & CELEBRATE RECOVERY
Brother Gary has served as a bi-vocational minister since 1994. He and his wife, Sherri, have two grown children, Chad (married to Shannon) and Beth (married to Kyle) and six grandchildren; Alexa, Anna, Ethan, Jacey, Josey and Zoey. Bro. Gary leads our AWANA ministry and Celebrate Recovery. He has a heart for people and a deep love for our Savior. His favorite verse is Romans 5:8-“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
BILLY REDD JR.- FAMILY PASTOR, CHILDREN, DIRECTOR OF MEDIA ARTS
Our Family and Children’s Minister, Bro. Billy, is a native of Lawrence County. Billy and his wife, Candice, have two girls Mackenzie and Maddie. Bro. Billy oversees all the children’s activities and helps to foster a culture where Parents are the primary disciple makers of their Family. Billy, along with 150 volunteers, minister to the needs of the Next Generation of believers from nursery to 6th grade.
DANIEL BRACKIN- YOUTH WORSHIP LEADER AND MULTICULTURAL MINISTER
Daniel is a Bi-Vocational minister and leads teenagers to Worship the True and Living King. Bro. Daniel is a true product of Mars Hill Baptist Church. His family joined our congregation when he was 5 years old. He has an undergraduate degree from Tennessee Tech and a masters from Auburn University. Daniel teaches Spanish at Lawrence County High School and is the Soccer Coach as well Daniel and his wife, Gwen met on a mission trip a few years ago and are now parents to a wonderful little girl and now a boy. Daniel is a great addition to the staff of Mars Hill and serves in many of the ongoing ministries of the church.
LEWIS THOMAS- MISSIONARY
Bro. Lewis has been involved in organizing mission trips at home and abroad since 1993. God has called Lewis and has given him a special passion for the people of Guatemala. He leads numerous teams there through his organization, “When Will We Cry? Ministries.” If you don’t see him here one Sunday (or three), he’s probably leading yet another team to bless the people of Guatemala.
“When Will We Cry? Ministries” continues to grow, through God’s blessings, with more churches involved and more opportunities to serve. He and his wife Donna have a son Rob (wife Brandi), a two daughters, Laura and Rebecca. They have six grandchildren – Colby, Arley, Hudson, Lilly, Lexie and Crews. If you’d like to know more about Bro. Lewis’ ministry, “When Will We Cry?” click here. To contact Bro. Lewis click here.
TINA DODD- MINISTRY ASSISTANT/SECRETARY
Tina is blessing to the church staff. Tina can be found as the Gate Keeper of the office. She is the face and voice that our office guest will encounter when they arrive or call the office.