Meet Our Ministers

Jay Wolf

Senior Pastor

Phone: 334.241.5121
Email: jwolf@montgomeryfbc.org

Jay grew up in Georgetown, Texas where his dad was a rancher and businessman. He committed his life to Christ and by age 16 sensed the Lord's call to use his gifts to build God’s Kingdom. He attended Baylor University, New Orleans Seminary and his doctorate is from Southern Seminary in Kentucky. Jay and Mary Ruth have been blessed with four children. He came to First Baptist Montgomery initially in 1981 as the Associate Pastor. From 1984-1991 he served as the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Virginia. Jay came to be the senior pastor of FBC Montgomery in 1991.

Preston Adams

Associate Minister to Students

Phone: 334.241.5187
Email: padams@montgomeryfbc.org

Chuck Ashley

Minister to Adults

Phone: 334.241.5161
Before coming to First Baptist Montgomery in March 1998, Chuck served as an officer in the United States Air Force for 27 years with an emphasis in education and training. Chuck has the privilege of encouraging and enabling adults at FBC to become more like Christ through Bible Study, Discipleship, Family Development, and Leadership Training. Chuck and his wife, Ann, have two married daughters, Jennifer Tillman and Angela Davidson and two grandsons, Jay and Jack Davidson.


Tim cearley

Community Ministries: Minister of Programs 

Phone: 334.241.5141


Ed Cleveland

Minister of Music

Phone: 334.241.5153
Email:  ecleveland@montgomeryfbc.org

Ed has been on our staff since June 2011. He grew up in Homewood and is a graduate of Samford University and the University of Montevallo. He and his wife, Sharon, have two children, Lindsay and Patrick. Ed is a fourth generation member of First Baptist Montgomery. Prior to coming FBC, Ed was a bi-vocational minister of music and a full-time public school music teacher.  He retired from teaching after 26 years in and around the Birmingham area.


Kathy Cooper

Minister to Single Adults

Phone: 334.241.5125
Email: kcooper@montgomeryfbc.org

Kathy has been on staff at First Baptist Montgomery since May 2000. She is a graduate of Huntingdon College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Counseling and Social work. She holds a Master of Religious Education from New Orleans Theological Seminary. Kathy and her husband, Beau, have been active in ministries at First Baptist for many years.



Brian Gay

Minister of Missions

Phone: 334.241.5131
Brian came to FBC in November 2007. Brian is married to Kristi, and they have three children, Andrew, Eden, and Matthew. Brian is a graduate of Samford University and has a Master of Arts in Missiology from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brian has a passion for making disciples of Christ in Montgomery and to the ends of the earth.



Kenny Hoomes

Associate Pastor for Spiritual Maturity/Senior Adults

Phone: 334.241.5182
Email: khoomes@montgomeryfbc.org

Kenny has served at First Baptist Montgomery since August 2003. Originally from Brewton, Alabama, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Mobile College and a Master of Religious Education from New Orleans Seminary. He and his wife, Donna, have two sons, Jonathan and Joshua. For more than twenty-five years Kenny has served churches across Alabama and has played an active role in the work of the local association and the state convention. He has served as president of the Shelby Baptist Ministers Conference and as president of the Birmingham Religious Education Association. He has served as a special worker with the Alabama Baptist Sunday School Department since 1982. Kenny’s writings have appeared in numerous Lifeway Christian Resources since 1986. His writings have also appeared in Dimension: WMU Leadership Magazine and the Alabama Baptist state paper.

Ben Hulsey

Community Ministries: Minister of Operations 

Phone: 334.356.1421


Josh jacobs

Associate Minister of Music 

Phone: 334.241.5153


JUSTIN LAW

Associate Minister to College Students

Phone: 334.241.5162
Email: jlaw@montgomeryfbc.org

Justin joined our staff as College Intern in January 2013.  After serving for a year, Justin was brought on staff part time, but now serves full-time. Justin married Anslee in April 2014.  He is a graduate of Auburn University Montgomery where he studied Information Systems and is pursuing his Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.



Glen Leathers

Minister to Children

Phone: 334.241.5164
Glen came to First Baptist in January 2008. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Development and he received a Master of Arts in Religious Education with an emphasis in Childhood Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Glen desires to “grow children up in the Lord so when they are old they will not depart from it.” He loves hanging out with children of all ages in hopes of pointing them to Christ. He and his wife, Lisa, have two boys, Jack and Mason, and a dog who thinks he is human named Gabbie.

Russell McCrory

Minister to Students

Phone: 334.241.5163
Email: rmccrory@montgomeryfbc.org

Russell, originally from Opelika, AL, came to know Christ as a child and was called into the ministry in the 10th grade. He graduated from Auburn University then received his M.Div from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham. After serving in two churches across Alabama, Russell joined us as student minister in February 2011. He is married to Lyndsey Wheatley McCrory and has two daughters, Claire and Margaret Ann.



Nancie MCQUEEN

Minister to Preschool

Phone: 334.241.5166
Email: nmcqueen@montgomeryfbc.org

Nancie attended the University of Alabama earning a degree in elementary education with specialization in special education. She has worked in children/preschool ministries in North Carolina, Texas and Alabama. She and her husband, Mark, have been members of FBC since 2009, serving in the preschool/children’s ministries as well as teaching in the young married class. They have two sons, John Mark and Hunter, and one grandson, Tate.



Patti Shoemaker

Church Administrator

Phone: 334.241.5181
Email: pshoemaker@montgomeryfbc.org

Patti joined the First Baptist Montgomery staff as Church Administrator after serving in several churches in Alabama. She came with experience as Minister of Education and Youth as well as Minister of Education and Church Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Montevallo. She and her husband, Carey, have two sons, Tyler and Payton.



Amanda Smith

Communications Director

Phone: 334.241.5122
Email: asmith@montgomeryfbc.org
 
Amanda joined the First Baptist Montgomery staff as Communications Director in August 2006. She has been an active member of First Baptist Church since September 1999 and is responsible for all internal and external communications at FBC including printed materials, the web site, and the broadcast ministry. Originally from Tallassee, Amanda graduated from Auburn University with degrees in Public Relations and Graphic Design.