This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” – 1 Timothy 3:1-7 (NKJV)


Billy Davidson

Billy Davidson

Billy began serving as an elder in August of 2001. He and his wife Penny have two daughters, Millie, who is married to Leathan Wade, and Mollie, who is married to Kody Bradford. Billy has been working with the Alabama Power Company since 1974. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, running, hunting and fishing. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue congregation, he replied, “As we grow in number, I want the church to remain true and faithful to first century teachings.”


Neil Evans

Neil Evans

Neil began serving as an elder in August of 2001, after having served as a deacon since 1990. He and his wife Sandi have two daughters – Bridget (married to Reed Swindle with two children, Roman and Scarlet), and Courtney (married to Patrick Barrett, with one child, Cole). Neil received a B.S. in Pharmacy from Auburn University. He currently works at the English Plaza Pharmacy, where he has been employed for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoys woodworking and Auburn athletics. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he said that he would like to see the church “develop the deep love and care for our church family and other characteristics of the early church. I want to see each member grow spiritually and the church to grow numerically. I want to see that the truth of God’s word is taught and that error is exposed.”


Danny Latham

Danny Latham

Danny began serving as an elder in June, 1991, after having served as a deacon since 1980. He and his wife Shelya have one daughter, Amy. Danny received a B.S. in Sociology in 1971, an M.A. in Education Administration in 1975 from UAB, and an A.A. Certification in Education Administration in 1979 from UAB. He retired as principal of Valley Junior High in 2000, having served in the Walker County school system for 29 years. In his spare time, Danny enjoys touring the U.S. with his wife on their Gold Wing motorcycle. They have been to 36 states and 2 Canadian provinces. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want the church to stay true to the New Testament; to serve our church family and our community; to be involved in carrying the gospel to other areas of the world; and to see our Sixth Avenue church family grow spiritually and numerically.”


Tim Shadix

Tim Shadix

Tim began serving as an elder in December of 2016. He previously served as a deacon at the Antioch church of Christ and the Adamsville church of Christ congregations. He and his wife Connie have four children and nine grandchildren. Tim went through the machinist apprenticeship program at ACIPCO and was a machinist there for fifteen years. After becoming a member of Corner Volunteer Fire Department he decided to pursue a career in firefighting. As a volunteer he became an EMT II and later went to Alabama State Fire College as a City of Bessemer Firefighter where he worked for three years. After which he transferred to the Vestavia Hills Fire Department where he was employed for nearly twenty-three years before retiring. He served as President of Vestavia Hills Local 2087 Union for the first five years of it’s existence and then as Vice-President for two years. During his time at Bessemer he began working part-time doing interior trim carpentry. Tim hunts deer and turkey for recreation and has coached three of his children and two of his grandchildren in either baseball or softball. When asked about his goals and desires for Sixth Avenue Church of Christ he stated that “My most important priority is to stay true to God and God’s word, letting God guide the Church and our individual lives.” He says that the Sixth Avenue church of Christ should continue to remain a group of Christians who love and encourage each other. He believes we should be evangelistic in our personal lives and many of the resources available to the church should be used in the mission field and preacher development.


David Sortino

David Sortino

David began serving as an elder in December 2016. He and his wife, Gail, have two children, Allison and Luke. After serving three years in the U.S. Army, right out of high school, he went on to graduate from the University of North Alabama in 1993 and earned B.S. degrees in Finance and Economics. He has been employed with the Walker County Department of Human Resources since 2001 and works in the child support enforcement division. In his spare time he enjoys hiking, reading and Crimson Tide football. David states, “It is my desire to see the 6th Avenue family grow both in number and in unity. I would like for every member of our congregation to find a spiritual work they enjoy and strive wholeheartedly to make that work a success so that our church will thrive for many more years to come. I would like for our congregation to be known throughout the brotherhood for teaching ‘sound doctrine’ and always standing for the truth.”


Charles 'Skoot' Wilson

Charles “Skoot” Wilson

Skoot was appointed as an elder in December 2016 and previously served as a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Kim have two sons – Jakob and Christopher (“Topher”). Skoot received an Accounting degree from the University of Montevallo, and has been employed with the accounting firm of Kellum, Wilson & Associates, P.C. since 1994. Skoot loves to hunt, fish, and play sports with his sons in his spare time. When asked what his goals for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, Skoot replied, “For the church to grow with godly members, and to have more members involved in the work of the church.”