Our Staff



Bro. Chad Hixson


Bro. Chad joined the staff in November 2015.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Baptist College of Florida.  He earned a Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, with concentration in Pastoral Preaching.  He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, specializing in Expository Preaching.  Chad & his wife Christy have three children:  Julia, Jenna and Jace.



Matt Pollard

Minister of Education, Children & Youth

Bro. Matt joined our staff as Minister of Education, Children & Youth in May 2013. He is a 2001 graduate of the Baptist College of Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in Christian Education. Matt & his wife Amy have five children: Riley, John David, Anna Grace, Joshua and Caleb.


Slade Alday

Interim Minister of Music

Slade is a graduate of Chipola College and Bainbridge College with degrees in Music Education and Business Administration, respectively. He also continued his studies at Columbus State University and Luther Rice Seminary. He entered full time church ministry in 2007.

Slade answered the call to preach in 2003 and was ordained into pastoral ministry in 2007. He has also been involved in music evangelism since 1988. He has toured professionally in all 48 continental states as well as Canada and Mexico in numerous Gospel quartets and groups for 20+years. Along with his wife Danielle, they founded their own evangelistic preaching and concert ministry. A published songwriter, Slade also has his own publishing company, Sladesong Music Publishing, affiliated with BMI. Since 2015, he has been an active member of The Sons of Jubal, a professional concert touring ministry of the Georgia Baptist Convention.

Slade and Danielle have been married since 2001 and have a beautiful daughter, Isabella Hope Alday.



Denice Papac

Financial & Administrative Secretary

Denice joined us part time in December 2008 and then full time in January 2011. Denice is a 1995 graduate of Troy University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.  Denice and her husband Steve have three children: Shelby, Ashleigh and Lacey.