Ministers and Staff

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  • Randy Owens has served as our Preaching Minister since 2005. A Decatur, AL native, Randy married Celia Bray in 1986 while completing a Bible degree at Freed-Hardeman University. They have three children - Marcy, Emily and Jake. Celia's heart is in teaching young children and is a kindergarten teacher at Columbia Academy. They have ministered in Tupelo, MS, Montgomery, AL, Decatur, AL and Cullman, AL. Randy has done short-term mission work in Guyana, India, Nicaragua and Honduras.

  • Barry England serves as our Family Minister. Barry provides marriage and family counseling, seminars, classes, and special emphasis days for churches desiring to give emphasis to marriage and the family. Barry is a graduate of Mars Hill Bible School in Florence, Alabama. He holds degrees from Freed-Hardeman University, University of South Alabama, and The University of Memphis. He is married to Tina, who assists with the ministry, and enjoys teaching second grade at Columbia Academy. They have two children – Carter and Haley. Barry has worked for churches in Mobile, AL, Dyer, TN, and Wildersville, TN. He was an administrator and faculty member for both Faulkner University and Freed-Hardeman University and served as president of Columbia Academy. He continues as a faculty member at Freed-Hardeman University.

  • Barrett Bingham serves as our Student Minister. Barrett has been working in full time ministry with teens and their families since 2012. He graduated from Harding University in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies, and married his significantly better half, Jenna, later that year. Fast forward! They now have three sons Bear, Lake, and Camp. Barrett has worked with students and families in Tennessee, Texas, Arkansas, Alabama, and Florida. He loves standup comedy, Georgia Bulldogs football, and bookstores.

  • Jackson Shamblin

    Student Minister

  • suzi parrett

    Suzi Parrett serves as the Director of our Children's Ministry.

  • Laurel Burton

    Ministry Assistant

  • Lauren Kennedy

    Ministry Assistant

  • David Ward

    Facilities Manager