SKYLAND leadership

If you have any questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them. You can contact the church office by phone at (205) 553-7412


    Senior Pastor

    Jon joined the staff in 2004 after earning his Bachelor of Science from the University of Mobile. While serving at Skyland Baptist Church he earned his M.Div at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008.

    Jon is currently on a well-deserved sabbatical until September.


    Associate Pastor

    Alex serves as the Associate Pastor at Skyland Baptist Church with a focus on family ministry. Alex gained his Bachelor's in Christian Ministry from Leavell College and his M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently a D.Min student at New Orleans. He has been on staff since 2015. Alex leads our family ministries, and he shares the responsibility of preaching and teaching.



    Worship Pastor

    Josh joined the staff at Skyland Baptist Church as Worship Pastor in October of 2017. A graduate of the University of Mobile, Josh has been serving the Lord through music since he was five years old. Having been discipled and poured into by many generations of believers throughout the course of his life, Josh is firm in his conviction that corporate worship is meant to be multigenerational - people of all ages, worshipping together in spirit and truth. The church is better when God's people are together.


  • trace locke

    Student Pastor

    Trace has been serving at Skyland since early 2024. A graduate of the University of Alabama, and current M.Div student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Trace's passion is to walk alongside students in discipleship as they learn to follow Jesus, faithfully pointing them to the Word of God.


  • Jim Young

    Senior Adult Pastor


  • Niki Olek

    Preschool Director


  • Brandi Stone

    Financial Secretary


  • rhonda lancaster