Our ministerial staff consists of men and women who have been called by God to do God's work in the Sandy Plains community. Separately, they have served nationally and globally but have now been pulled together by God to use their gifts and experiences to lead Sandy Plains Baptist Church in it's mission to know Jesus and make Him known.

  • al southerland

    senior pastor

    Al was born in Ada, OK

    Bachelor's degree from University of Oklahoma

    Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist                        Theological  Seminary

    Doctor of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist                        Theological  Seminary

    Married Jeanne Carr October 19, 1974

    They have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren

  • adam jones

    worship pastor

    Adam was born in Ellington, NY

    Bachelor's degree from Belmont University

    Master's degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Working toward Master's degree in Professional Counseling              from Liberty University

    Married Lydia in August 2011

    They have five children, born within two and a half years
         (a singleton girl, twin girls, and twin boys).

  • David johnston

    next generation and family                                           pastor


    David was born in Metro Atlanta, GA

    Bachelor's degree from Georgia Southern

    Master of Divinity New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

    Married Jennifer in June 2008

    They have six children

  • don mason  
    pastor to seniorS

    Don was born in Florence, Alabama

    Bachelor of Arts Degree from Samford University                             Birmingham, AL

    Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary   Louisville, KY

    Master of Arts Degree from University of Alabama                             Tuscaloosa, AL

    Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary  Decatur, GA

    Married Sandra Wormal from Princeton, WV on                                 February 25, 1961

    They have four children and ten grandchildren


Our ministry staff is supported by people, called by God, to head up critical programs in our church and to work side by side with our ministers to accomplish God's purposes for the church in this community. They perform acts of ministry and the church would not function well without them.


    Terri grew up in Athens, GA
    Bachelor of Science degree from North Georgia College        Married to Ray

    Kids are grown, Mitch (25) and Lindsey (23)

  • janet earnest

    financial secretary

    Janet was born in Clay Center, Kansas

    Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering & Computer       Science from Kansas State University

    Married Roy Earnest 1980

    They have three boys. 



    Lori was born in LaCrosse, Wisconsin

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Tennessee                Temple University

    Married A.C. Smith June 15, 1985

  • BILLY biggers

    facilities manager

    Billy was born in Greensboro, NC

    Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

    Married Vanessa on May 15, 2010

    He has two kids a boy and girl.