We are people, just like you, who have experienced life change through Jesus and want to hold open the door for others to experience Him too. To see people so changed by God that it transforms the way they love others, serve others, and worship God.
Every seat has a name, every name has a story, and every story matters to God.
Your story is a gift from God that He can use to draw other people to Jesus. When someone tells their story, God uses that to communicate to other people that if He can do it in their life, He can do it in anyone’s life.
Jeff is a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to coming to Green Valley as Lead Pastor in July 2011, Jeff served for 20 years as the Lead Pastor for multiple churches in Mississippi. Jeff and his wife, Jo Ellen, have two children.
Although Amy has been a member at Green Valley for many years, she joined the staff in April 2012 as Director of Preschool Ministries. Amy grew up in the Birmingham area and graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband Trent have three children.
Katie graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery with a degree in graphic design. She worked at a digital marketing agency for 3 years before joining the Green Valley staff in 2018. She and her husband, Nate, have been attending Green Valley since 2016.
After serving Green Valley for over 30 years as Worship Pastor, Marion recently transitioned to his new role as Pastor of Missions and Ministry. His wife, Karen and he are blessed to have two girls who are married with children. “Bubba”, as he is most widely known is a graduate of Samford University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
Sara Jane is the Director of GV Kids. She attended The University of Alabama and has her Master’s in Elementary Education. Sara Jane and her husband, Britt, have been blessed with four sons.
Jo Ellen graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in communication/public relations. In her role, she coordinates efforts to ensure that all people from first time guests to members are engaged in taking their next step. Jo Ellen and her husband, Jeff, have two children.
Stephen graduated from Belmont University in 2008 where he studied Voice. He and his wife Carleigh moved to Birmingham from San Antonio in 2013. Stephen came on staff at Green Valley in the fall of 2017. He is passionate about songwriting and his son Silas.
Originally from Kentucky, Dawn came to Alabama by way of Louisiana, Illinois, and Indiana. She holds degrees in recreation and communication from Murray State University. Dawn was named Activities Director at Green Valley in October of 2004. She and her husband, Jeff, have two sons.
Nancy graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Accounting and worked for Ernst and Young before having children. She also has 18 years of experience in church financial work. Nancy and her husband Randall have been a part of the Green Valley family for many years. They have two grown children and two first graders.
Bryan is a graduate of Anderson University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his high school sweetheart, Alyssa, in June of 2014 and joined the Green Valley staff in July of 2014.
Anna is a part of the Creative Team and promotes GV’s purpose and passion across all of our environments, events, and services through marketing and social media. She is a 2013 graduate of Auburn University.
Jenny attended Troy University where she majored in Business Administration. Prior to coming to Green Valley, Jenny was a Branch Specialist at America’s First Federal CU. Jenny and her husband, Matt, joined Green Valley in June 2015. They welcomed their daughter, Maggie James, to their family in May 2017.
To show people who Jesus is.
We are empowered by the Great Commission to show the world who Jesus is. It’s simple really. We are people who have experienced life change through Jesus and want to hold open the door for others to experience Him too.
We believe Jesus is the greatest example of selfless service. We create environments through serving where people feel welcomed, accepted, and loved. In everything we do, all our ideas, programs, and events we want to show people Jesus.
To be a church where all people experience life change.
We want to see people so changed by God from the inside out that it affects the way they love others, serve others, and worship God. We love sharing and celebrating stories of life change.