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DOUG DORTCH

SENIOR MINISTER

Doug's role, as Senior Minister, is to provide overall leadership for the church through preaching, administration, and pastoral care. He graduated from the University of Montevallo with a B.S. degree in Counseling and Guidance, and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, with a Masters degree in Divinity, a Masters degree in Theology, and a Ph.D. in Christian Preaching.

Doug and his wife, Judy, have two children who live in the Jacksonville, FL area.  He enjoys golf, reading, and going to movies with Judy.

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VINCE BLACKERBY

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Vince is responsible for overseeing the operations of the church's facilities and their condition. He is staff liason for the maintenance, kitchen, security and library committees. Vince graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Vince and his wife, Elise, have been members of Mountain Brook Baptist Church since 1978. They have two children: Ben and Julia, who are also members. He enjoys reading on his deck, music, and attending sporting events.

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WAYNE SPLAWN

ASSOCIATE MINISTER

As the Associate Minister, Wayne works with Young Professionals, Young Marrieds, and our Associate Deacons. Wayne also preaches once a month in our Contemporary Worship Service and is a staff liaison for our Missions Committee. Wayne graduated from the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Computer Science (2001) and from Beeson Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity (2007).

Wayne is married to Mary and they have two children. Wayne enjoys reading, listening to good music, cheering on the South Carolina Gamecocks and spending time with his family.

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SHARON HOWARD

DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES

Sharon has been with Mountain Brook Baptist Church since 1987.  She is responsible for children from birth through the sixth grade.  Growing up in Birmingham, Sharon was a member of Mountain Brook Baptist Church and became a Christian at eleven years of age during the Birmingham Billy Graham Crusade.  

Before becoming a part of MBBC, Sharon was at Auburn University.  She worked as the Interim Campus Minister and part-time Minister of Youth at First Baptist Church of Dadeville, Alabama. She and her husband, Larry, have been married for 16 years. Sharon enjoys cooking, traveling, playing tennis and anything Auburn!  

Sharon has a B.S. Degree from Auburn University in Health and Recreation Administration and Health and Physical Education.

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HAYDEN WALKER

Hayden works with Junior and Senior High Students in her role as Minister to Students. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies and Communications. Hayden graduated in 2013 from Beeson Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Hayden is married to Cody. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. You can email her at hayden@mbbc.org. - See more at: http://www.mbbc.org/about-us/staff/#sthash.eSqiQyc8.dpuf
Hayden works with Junior and Senior High Students in her role as Minister to Students. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies and Communications. Hayden graduated in 2013 from Beeson Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Hayden is married to Cody. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. You can email her at hayden@mbbc.org. - See more at: http://www.mbbc.org/about-us/staff/#sthash.eSqiQyc8.dpuf

MINISTER TO STUDENTS

Hayden works with Junior and Senior High Students in her role as Minister to Students. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies and Communications. Hayden graduated in 2013 from Beeson Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Hayden is married to Cody. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. 

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MARY SPLAWN

MINISTER OF CONNECTIONS

Mary provides leadership for the varied women’s ministry programs, helps new members connect with service and discipleship opportunities, and manages the Christian Life Center and family life programs  of our church. 
 
Mary graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Communication (2000) and from Beeson Divinity School with a Masters of Divinity (2006).  From 2000-2002, Mary served as a Journeyman Missionary with the International Mission Board in Mexico City, Mexico.  She has served on staff since 2008.
 
Mary and her husband, Wayne, have two children.  She enjoys reading and jogging.

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DR. KELY HATLEY

MINISTER OF MUSIC AND ACTIVE CHRISTIAN LIVING (55+ ADULTS)

Kely's responsibilities include leadership in worship planning and the implementation and supervision of a fully graded music program designed to give God our highest praise. Hailing from the Birmingham area, he graduated from Gardendale High School. Kely is a graduate of Samford University for both his undergraduate degree in Music Education and his Master’s of Church Music degree. He also holds a DWS degree in Worship Studies from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies in Jacksonville, FL.

Kely and his wife, Lassie, have four children: Hudson, Hannah Grace, Caroline, and Sarah Cate. He enjoys music, running, watching his kids play soccer, and riding his motorcycle.

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JOEL BURKS

CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP LEADER

Joel serves as the Contemporary Worship Leader for the 11am Contemporary Worship Service and is responsible for planning and overseeing the flow of Sunday worship. Joel has an Associates degree from Wallace State Community College and is now finishing up a B.A. degree in Music from the University of Alabama Birmingham, where he plans on graduating in December 2017.
Joel is the oldest of seven children and is originally from Cullman, Alabama. He grew up in church where his father also served as a worship leader. He is engaged to Sara and plans to be married in December 2017.
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Hayden works with Junior and Senior High Students in her role as Minister to Students. She graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas with a B.A. degree in Biblical Studies and Communications. Hayden graduated in 2013 from Beeson Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. Hayden is married to Cody. Together they enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. You can email her at hayden@mbbc.org. - See more at: http://www.mbbc.org/about-us/staff/#sthash.TXZlQU9o.dpuf