MINISTRY STAFF

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 Live, Love and Serve it's community.

  • al southerland

    senior pastor

    al@sandyplains.org

    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@sandyplains.org

    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).

  • JANET PORTER

    FAMILY MINISTRY LEADER

    JANETPORTER@SANDYPLAINS.ORG

    Janet Grew up in Lyons, Kansas

    Bachelors Degree from Sterling College

    Currently working to earn her Masters from Rockbridge Seminary

    Married Dick in 1995

    Has two young adult children (a special need daughter who is deaf and a son)


  • don mason - pastor

    to senior pastor

    jd_mason@yahoo.com

    Don was born in Florence, Alabama

    Bachelor of Arts Degree from Samford University in Birmingham, AL

    Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY

    Master of Arts Degree from University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL

    Doctor of Ministry Degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA

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

    They have four children and ten grandchildren

DIRECTORS & SUPPORT STAFF

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 BUTLER
    wEEKDAY PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR

    terri@sandyplains.org

    Terri grew up in Athens, GA

    Earned a Bachelor of Science degree from North Georgia College

    Married to Ray

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


  • janet earnest

    financial secretary

    Janet@sandyplains.org

    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 SMITH

    MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    lori@sandyplains.org

    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 managerCILITIES MANAGER

    billly@sandyplains.org

    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.