Staff


Pastor,
Dr. Adam Brewer

Adam has a deep love for God and is passionate about the building up of Christ’s church. His primary desire and purpose is multiplying followers of Christ by living, preaching, and teaching God’s Word (the Bible) in a variety of settings. From preaching Sunday sermons and teaching in-home discipleship groups to hosting our annual basketball camps and investing in students throughout local Walker County schools, our pastor’s ministry is driven by the desire to lead others into a living a Spirit-empowered life shaped by the living Word of God.

Adam has a desire to continually grow as a person and pastor. He understands the necessity of being an ever-maturing pastor to lead others who are maturing in their faith. He has earned a Bachelor of Sciences degree (B.S.) in Business Management from Auburn University of Montgomery (AUM), holds a Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry degree (D. Min) at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. In addition to his preaching and teaching ministry, Adam writes articles and devotionals that appear on our “From the Preacher’s Heart” page of this website.

Adam and his wife Lindsay have served Glory Fellowship since October 2007, and they are now parents to two boys, Timothy and Nathan. Spending time with his family is important to our pastor, as he seeks to model what a Christian husband and father are to be. He also enjoys being a part of mission trips, playing basketball, watching college football, and reading.

 
GFBC Praise Team 

Randy Stracner (Center)
Worship Leader

 

 

 

 

 

 

GFBC Praise Team (Left to Right): Jordan McGehee (AV), Zach McGehee (Guitar), Mason McCain (Guitar), Rick Meadows (Bass Guitar), Jacob Rasberry (Keyboard), Kacie Lakey (Vocals), Randy Stracner (Lead Vocals), Maggie Sellers (Vocals), Jarrod Anderson (AV), Stephen Keene (Aux. Percussion), Asa Jordan (Drums), Justin Stephenson (Guitar), Josh Sellers (Guitar), Jane Aswell (Not pictured, Keyboard)

 
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Cor. 3:18

Dr. Stephen Keene,
Pastor of Discipleship 

Stephen was born in Floyd Knobs, IN and raised in Paducah, KY.  As Pastor of Discipleship, Stephen’s desire and goal for Glory Fellowship is for individuals come to learn, grown, deepen in the journey with Christ so that, as Jeremiah 9:23-24 says, all would “understand and know” God in a life-transformative way.

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24 but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.’”

Stephen holds a

- B.S. in Biblical Studies/Theology: Mid-Continent University (2003)

- M.A. in Christian Education: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006)

- Doctor of Education Ministry: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2015)

One of Stephen’s passions is the written word, both in reading and writing. Stephen has written for various publications such as The Gospel Project for Students, KNOWN Student Ministry curriculum, Essential ConnectionDeacon and Stand Firm magazines from LifeWay Christian Resources. Stephen is also a regular contributor to Encounter: The Magazine from Standard Publishing and has reviewed books for YouthWorker Journal.

Lorie Keene was raised in Tallassee, AL and was an ER Nurse for 7 years before attending Seminary. Lorie is the former assistant Director of Women's’ Programs at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lorie is a frequent conference speaker and has led numerous courses and small group Bible studies. 

Lorie holds degrees in Nursing: Auburn University Montgomery (1999)
M.Div. Christian Education : The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2006)
Th.M.: The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Lorie has published a book through New Hope Publishing titled, “Pull Up a Chair: You, Me and the Gospel of John”  has written the study guide for Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, & Kay Aurthur’s Study:“Faithful, Abundant, True”, and is a contributing author to Homelife, ParentLife, Missions Mosaic, Journey, and Open Windows Magazines from LifeWay Christians Resources and has written articles and curriculum for the Kentucky and Tennessee WMU.

The Keene’s have two children: Elijah (7) who loves dinosaurs, drawing and reading books, and Emma (5) who loves princesses and The Little Mermaid.

Stephen holds the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message of The Southern Baptist Convention.

 
Tammy McCain,
Administrative Assistant

Tammy was born in Jasper, Al and has lived here most of her life. She attended Walker College and has an Associate Degree in Business and a Certificate of Office Management. She married Randy McCain in 1982. They have three children, Matthew Randall, Megan Lindsey, and Mason Christopher. Randy and Tammy have a business in Sumiton, Alabama.

Tammy is a Care Group leader for our ladies group each Sunday. She loves digging in the Word and studying with these ladies and it is her goal for each lady to grow closer to the Lord and gain wisdom as we study each week. It is both a responsibility and a privilege to lead them.

Tammy enjoys missions, visiting with her children, reading, oil painting, and hopes to travel one day.

Tammy loves working at the church and enjoys talking to our church family and helping meet their needs along with meeting new people who call or come by our church.

This quote by Charles Spurgeon sums up the importance of each person God allows me to come in contact with while still on this earth; “If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.”

 

Cory Wilkes, 
Director of Student Discipleship

After growing up in Jasper, Cory moved back to Jasper from Troy, Alabama, where he went to college. While in Troy, he met and married his wife, Ashley, and they had their first child, Abigail Ruth. Fourteen months later, after arriving in Jasper, they had their second child, Isaac Abraham. Currently, Cory teaches 4th grade math in addition to coaching football and baseball at Carbon Hill Jr. High. 

Cory's end goal as the Director of Student Discipleship is to have an impact on students’ lives that equips them and encourages them to have an abounding love for God, for the Church, and for the lost. He strives to do this by placing a vast emphasis on the written Word of God, and teaching students to dig and abide in the depths of the sweetness of Scripture. 

"And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ..." - Philippians 1:9-10

When he's not teaching, Cory enjoys spending quality time with his wife, snuggling and wrestling his kids, all things Marvel, all things football, winning strategy games, and losing at disc golf.