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

Minister of Music, Senior Adults & Pastoral Care

Bro. Slade served as our Interim Minister of Music from August-December 2018 before joining our staff full-time in January 2019.

Slade holds degrees in Music Education and Business Administration from Chipola College and Bainbridge College respectively. He also continued his musical studies at Columbus State University and began Masters degree work at Luther Rice Seminary. 

Slade and his wife Danielle have a daughter, Hope.