Elders

Jimmy Alexander

Jimmie Alexander

Jimmie began serving as an elder at Sixth Avenue in 1991. Previously, he served as an elder at the Cordova Church of Christ in Walker County from 1984-1989. He and his wife Carol have two children—Amie (married to John Hardin) and Brian (married to Kristi). They have three grand-children. Jimmie received B.S. degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Education from Florence State College. He also gained certification from the Mine Safety and Health Administration as well as the Federal Office of Surface Mining. He retired from Taft Coal Company after 31 years of mining employment. Jimmie is currently employed as the Athletic Director for the Jasper City School System. In his spare time he enjoys water sports, and especially enjoys working with youth and reading. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied that he wants the congregation to “convert as many souls as possible. Also, I want to rid Sixth Avenue of the stigma of dictating doctrinal issues to all the churches in this area. I want to see the congregation work closely with sister congregations in outreach and mission type work in Walker County. It is my desire to convince all of the members of this congregation that there is a work for them, and that we need every member here striving to concentrate our efforts toward keeping each other faithful, loyal to the church family, and never causing any type of dissension within the family at Sixth Avenue.”


Billy Davidson

Billy Davidson

Billy began serving as an elder in August of 2001. He and his wife Penny have two daughters, Millie 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, 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.”


James

James “Bo” Myers

Bo began serving as an elder in . He and his wife Alesia have two children—Bart, who is married to Regina, and Larissa, who is married to Chris Robinson. They also have two grandchildren, Tristan and Makala. Bo operates his own construction contracting business, having been self-employed for 25 years. In his spare time, he enjoys gardening, farming, hunting, and fishing. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, Bo replied, “I want the Sixth Avenue congregation to grow in grace, in knowledge, and in number.”



Deacons

Brad Brasfield

Brad Brasfield

Brad began serving as a deacon in the mid 1990’s. He and his wife Luajuana have one son, Justin. Brad graduated from the University of Alabama with a B.S. in Engineering and in Math. He is currently employed with Taft Coal Sales and Associates, Inc, where he has worked for the last 8 years. Prior to this, he worked for 22 years with the Drummond Coal Company. In his spare time, Brad enjoys golf and fishing. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “My desire for Sixth Avenue is that we serve God and strive to do His will.”


Wayne Brown

Wayne Brown

Wayne began serving as a deacon around 1978. He and his wife Peggy have three children, Nathan, Natalie (married to Brent Collins), and Nicole. They have three grandchildren. Wayne is retired from TDS Telecom, and was in the telephone industry for 35 years. In his spare time, he enjoys fly-fishing, boating, and camping. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, Wayne replied, “I want to make sure that we do not lose any members because of a lack of love or concern. I want to see that all are encouraged. I want the Sixth Avenue congregation to be a light to our community, and to see that we love each other, and show kindness to our fellow-man.”


Danny Gurganus

Danny Gurganus

Danny began serving as a deacon in the mid-1990’s. He and his wife Beverly have a daughter, Amanda, and a son, John Michael. He is currently employed with the City of Jasper Street Department, as well as operating his own lawn-care service. In his spare time, Danny enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, and softball. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want to help the church grow.”


Phillip Horton

Phillip Horton

Phillip began serving as a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Ginger have one daughter, Jennifer. He graduated 1971 from T.W. Martin High School. He received his certification in welding and electrical work from Bevill State. Phillip has been employed with U.S. Steel for the past nine years. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, hunting, and fishing. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want all visitors to our services and newcomers to our community to know that they are welcome at the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ. I want to see that all things are done to glorify and honor God.”


Danny Hyde

Danny Hyde

Danny was appointed a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Donna have one daughter, Leann, who is married to Jamie Williams. They have two granddaughters and one grandson. Danny graduated from Walker High School and Walker College, as well as the leadership program at the University of North Alabama. He has served with the Jasper Police Department for the past 23 years. In his spare time, Danny enjoys deer hunting. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue congregation, he replied, “I want to work with fellow Christians at Sixth Avenue to do God’s work, to bring as many as possible to Christ.”


Phillip Jones

Phillip Jones

Phillip began serving as a deacon in 1989, after having served as a deacon at the Liberty Church of Christ from 1979-1988. Phillip and his wife Judy have a daughter, Michelle, and one son, Mitchell, who is married to Samantha. They have five grandchildren. Phillip graduated from the University of Alabama with an M.A. in Counseling, a B.S. in Social Work, and a B.S. in Social Studies. He also earned a M.A. in Administration and Leadership from UAB, as well as an A.A. in Counseling, and an A.A. in Administration and Leadership. He has been employed with the Walker County Board of Education for 33 years where he currently serves as Child Nutrition Director. In his spare time, Phillip enjoys hunting, truck riding, and helping people in various ways. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want to see the church increase in membership, as well as increasing in resources to help the needy, and also increasing our efforts to teach others.”


Steve Jones

Steve Jones

Steve began serving as a deacon in the mid 1990’s. He and his wife Suzanne have 1 son, Michael, who is married to Jennifer, and 1 daughter, Mallory, who is married to Rob Baker. They have 6 grandchildren, with number 6 on the way. Steve graduated from the University of West Alabama with a B.S. He retired from the State of Alabama Department of Human Resources after 25 years of service. In his spare time, he enjoys working on his farm, and with his horses. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “My goal and desire is that Sixth Avenue will grow in a manner in which it will be a beacon in the community and the world for spreading the Gospel.”


Brack O'Rear

Brack O’Rear

Brack began serving as a deacon in 1970, and has attended the Sixth Avenue congregation (formerly Fifth Avenue) since 1943. He and his wife Robbie have one son, Greg, who is married to Terri, and three grandchildren, Macee, Ethan, and Caleb. Brack graduated from the University of Alabama, having received a B.S. in Business, a Master’s in Education Administration, and Advanced Certification in education. He retired after 31 years in education. He has spent the last 17 years in real estate and residential development. In his spare time, Brack enjoys spending as much time as possible and being actively involved with his grandchildren, as well as travelling and hunting. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want the church to remain scriptural. I want to see the congregation increase in growth, especially with young married adults and their children. It is my desire to see the church provide opportunities for Christian development programs for all ages, especially for children, teenagers, and young adults. I want the Sixth Avenue congregation to continue to be known in the brotherhood and in the community for our stance for the truth and against sin. I would like to see the church continue and expand benevolent programs.”


Conrad Smith

Conard Smith

Conard began serving as a deacon in the early 1990’s. He and his wife Betty have 1 son, Jeff. Conard is retired from the Alabama Power Company. He worked for 40+ years. In his spare time he enjoys deer hunting. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “I want to see the church continue to grow.”


Gary Taft

Gary Taft

Gary began serving as a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Shelby have two sons, Jake, who is married to Rose, and Joe. They have 5 grandchildren: Makenzie, Brodie, Cainan, Ollie and Ian. Gary retired from Alabama Power in 1999, having worked there for nearly 30 years. In his spare time, he enjoys keeping up with his grand-kids. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he replied, “My goal for Sixth Avenue is to sow the seed of God’s word to all we can, everywhere, any time we have the opportunity.”


Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Steve began serving as a deacon in April, 2008. He and his wife Tammy have four children: Nolan (married to Ashley with two children, Jake and Aubrey), Chandler (Chad), Maggie, and Walker. Steve completed two years at Walker College. He is currently employed with the Walker County Board of Education. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and extended family. He also enjoys hunting, fishing, trail-riding, baseball, target shooting, and anything outdoors. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, he said, “I want our numbers to grow, but also to have a good base of members of every age group. I want every member to be active in some work at Sixth Avenue. I want everyone to take a personal interest in the Sixth Avenue family, and to realize how lucky we are to have each other to help us all get to heaven.”


Charles

Charles “Skoot” Wilson

Skoot was appointed 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 Hullett, Kellum and McKinney 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.”


Roger Wilson

Roger Wilson

Roger began serving as a deacon in 1998. He and his wife Janet have two sons—Grant and Patrick (married to Jessica). Roger graduated with a B.S. in Education from St. Bernard College. He has worked as an agent with State Farm Insurance for the last 29 years. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, hunting, travel, and yard work. When asked about his goals and desires for the Sixth Avenue Church of Christ, Roger replied, “I want to see the church grow in numbers and in unity. I want to see more involvement from the members of this congregation. I want to see that all the members are taken care of, and that there is a program, group, etc., in place for them to be involved in.”