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 to be joining the Grandpa Club as his oldest son Caleb and his wife are expecting their first child!
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. He likes any movie by Pixar, and some of his favorite TV shows include “This is Us,” “The West Wing,” and “Lost.” His favorite books include Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, Hillbilly Elegy by JD Vance, A Little Book on the Christian Life by John Calvin, and Against Calvinism by Roger Olsen. One piece of advice he holds dear is “Do not neglect the Lord of the work in your pursuit of the work of the Lord.” –Algie Morgan.
Mike became our Minister of Music on October 10, 1999. Mike also takes an active role in the Senior Adult Ministry leading two trips a year and bringing entertainment to their monthly lunches. He makes sure that our building is in good condition and running smoothly by working closely with our Property and Space Committee. But the best example of Mike's huge heart is his Family Care work. If anyone is in the hospital or homebound you can bet Mike Denning is going to visit them, then write letters or make phone calls to check up later.
Mike surrendered to the call as an adult stepping down as the owner of a very 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.
Greg has been with Glynwood from the very beginning. He served in a voluntary position beginning in 1990 and in 1996 was hired as Bi-vocational Minister of Education. He came on staff full-time on July 10, 2005. He and his wife, Deborah, have been instrumental throughout the life of Glynwood Baptist Church.
He is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery with a BS in Business Administration and of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree. Greg greatly enjoys history and genealogy. He has some beautiful artwork about his family tree that he has built and displayed in his home. His love of history also serves to be a wonderful asset at Glynwood. Greg has two adult sons (Russell & Tucker) and two beautiful daughter-in-laws. He has one grandson, Jack Edgar Platt.
Cody joined our team here at Glynwood Baptist Church on October 14, 2018. He is filling a new 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.
Stacey became our Church Secretary at Glynwood on October 4, 2001. In 2018 her title was updated to Ministry Assistant with a better description of everything she takes care of for the Ministers and Members at Glynwood. 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 - 8, and Jemma - 4). She also enjoys camping, crochet, reading and binge watching Netflix with her husband, Kevin. Stacey also loves animals and enjoys her snuggles from her 4 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.