James became our pastor on September 17, 2017. Glynwood Baptist Church is very blessed to have James, his wife, Trish and son, Joshua as part of our family. James is also excited be part of the Grandpa Club since the arrival of his first grandson, Jordan, in December of 2021.
James began a relationship with Christ when he was in first grade, and he felt the Lord leading him to ministry in the fourth grade. He holds a degree in English from Georgia State University, as well as a Master of Divinity in Christian Education with an emphasis in Children’s Ministry from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He likes to vacation at the beach, and his favorite snack is Pepperidge Farm Milano Salted Carmel Cookies. He is an avid coffee drinker, and he also enjoys reading, writing, juggling, and running.
Mike became our Associate Pastor/Minister of Music on October 10, 1999. One of Mike's main ministries is Family Care. If anyone is in the hospital or homebound Mike Denning is going to visit, write letters, or make phone calls to check up on them.
Mike surrendered to the call as an adult stepping down as the owner of a profitable business to go to Florida Baptist Theological College. His family is very important to him. He has three adult daughters (Amanda, Rachel & Michelle) and three wonderful son-in-laws. He has five beautiful granddaughters. Mike loves hunting, fishing, camping and eating ice cream with his wife, Deirdre.
Cody joined our team here at Glynwood Baptist Church on October 14, 2018. He is filling a position that combines Youth, Children and Family Ministry. We are excited to have Cody, his wife, Kendyl, son, Taylor, and daughters, Sophia & Eden here with us!
He has his Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Cody loves all kinds of sports and games and will try to make anything into a competition. He enjoys exercising, reading, and hunting whenever he can find the time. Cody and Kendyl both love Jesus and leading others to do the same.
Mike Vineyard is the newest member of the Glynwood Baptist Church Staff. He began on Monday, August 1, 2022. Mike will be the staff person assigned to take care of our building, grounds, transportation, and he will work closely with our Church Treasurer and Financial Ministry Assistant to manage employee benefits.
Mike recently felt a call on is life to go into the ministry and retired from the Prattville Police Department to pursue that call. He will now be pursuing ordination to the Gospel Ministry over the next year. Mike along with his wife Erin and adult daughter Emily have been members at Glynwood for 8 years and look forward to being able to serve in the church that they call home.
Stacey became our Church Secretary at Glynwood on October 4, 2001. In 2018 her title was updated to Ministry Assistant. With a focus on Ministry Assistant to the Lead Pastor, she also works closely with all of the ministers. Stacey is also our Senior Adult Director and Co-Commander for AWANA in addition to working in our nursery, teaching Sunday School and playing an active role in the Music & Technology Ministries at Glynwood. On her personal time Stacey works as a Senior Adult Chaplain making hospital and home visits for Senior Adults in the Community.
Stacey is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Merchandising, Design and Production Management. Stacey's favorite thing to do is spend time with her children (Tally - 10, Geoffrey - 9, and Jemma - 5). She also enjoys camping, crochet, reading and binge watching Netflix with her husband, Kevin. Stacey also loves animals and enjoys her snuggles from her rescue kitties.
Linda became our Part-time Financial Ministry Assistant on June 13, 2021.
Born and raised in Prattville, Linda graduated from Prattville High School and got her Associates Degree from Southern Technical College and has done some type of bookkeeping ever since. For the past 23 years she has worked from home but now feels a call on her life to get out of the house.
Linda has been married to husband, Mike Wetherill, for the past 31 years and they have two grown daughters, Allison and Cailan.