- Phone: (334) 365-7500
- Mailing Address: 1320 Old Ridge Rd. Prattville, AL 36066
Scripture continuously calls the principal leaders of the church by three descriptive terms. These titles are each used synonymously in the New Testament and help to describe the job of these men who together provide spiritual direction and administrative oversight for the local church. The first word is poimen which is translated “pastor” or “shepherd” (1Pt.5:2; Eph.4:11). The second word is presbuteros which is translated “elder” or “presbyter” (Tit.1:5; James.5:14). The third Greek word is episkopos which is translated “overseer” or “bishop” (Ac.20:28; 1Tim.3:1). These interchangeable words describe one office to be occupied by qualified and gifted men who will lead East Memorial Baptist Church. Here are our overseer-pastor-elders.
Glenn has served as the senior pastor since 1994. He and his wife, Margaret, have five grown children and 22 grandchildren. Glenn earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of South Alabama in the College of Business and Management and a Master of Divinity Degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Glenn has served as the President of the Alabama Baptist Pastors Conference, moderator for the local association, and committee's for the Southern Baptist Convention. Glenn has served in pastorates in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Spending time with family, yard work, and reading are favorite pastimes.
Jeremy has served on staff at East Memorial since April of 2009. He and his wife, Abigail, enjoy being with family and raising their five children - Preston, Chandler, Graham, Bennett, and Macie. Jeremy received a degree in Corporate Communications from Bryan College and a Master of Divinity from Luther Rice Seminary. He also serves in the Air Force Reserve as a Chaplain. Jeremy's desire is to assist the preaching ministry by leading God's people to sing, by teaching the Word of God, and by ministering to those to whom the Lord has placed within the body at East Memorial Baptist Church.
Jordan has been serving the Lord as the Pastor of Students and Discipleship at East Memorial since June of 2018. After graduating from college with a degree in Bible, he completed a Master of Biblical Studies from Bob Jones Seminary and a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He also serves in the Army Reserve as a Chaplain. Jordan has a passion to see the lost come to Christ and the saved discipled in Christ. Jordan loves the local church and the ministry and mission of East Memorial. He is married to Rachel and has two girls, Selah and Shiloh. Jordan loves Alabama football, students, young adults and couples, spending time with his wife and children, and Jesus. His favorite passage is 1 Peter 4:1-2.
Bro. Bryan, a native of Alabama, has resided in Prattville since graduating from Auburn University in 1984. After serving in many capacities as a layman, Bro. Bryan surrendered to the ministry full-time and was ordained at East Memorial in May 1999. He served as Minister of Education for three years and now serves as the Minister of Administration and the Administrator for East Memorial Christian Academy. Bro. Bryan has served Southern Baptist on the associational and national levels and has completed a 10-year term on the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He and his wife, Shelia, have nine children, Luke, Ellen, Mason, Maggie, Patrick, Paige, Palmer, Hope and Colbie. Bryan enjoys camping with his family and just about anything outdoors.
David and his wife, Sandy, both hail from Western Kentucky. They were married in 1970 and in 1972 their daughter Davina was born. They have two grandchildren, Kathryn and Emma. David joined the Air Force in 1971 and served 33 years; 13 enlisted and 20 commissioned. It was during this time that he attended the University of Maryland European Division and earned a BS in Psychology and then a Masters in Guidance and Counseling from Ball State University’s European Division. His last assignment was as Vice-Commandant of Squadron Officer School at Maxwell AFB. It was during this assignment that he became aware that God was calling him into ministry and made the decision to retire. Ten months later David was called to be the Administrator for East Memorial Christian Academy. He served in that capacity for three academic years and then transitioned to be the Minister to Senior Adults and Minister of Pastoral Care. He has been serving in these capacities since June 2007.