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 Masters of Divinity at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008. His heart is bent on helping this church fulfill the Great Commission.



    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 has been on staff since 2015, and his desire is to see parents take the lead role in discipling their children, and for Skyland Baptist Church to be a church on mission from its community to the ends of the earth.



    Worship Pastor

    Josh joined the staff at Skyland Baptist Church as Worship Pastor in October of 2017. He 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.


  • ian bennett

    Student Pastor

    Ian and his family have been members at Skyland Baptist Church since 2015 and joined the staff in June 2021. Ian studied business at the University of North Georgia and graduated with a M.A in Church Planting from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He desires to see students come to faith in Jesus and grow into leaders in God's Kingdom.


  • Jim Young

    Senior Adult Pastor


  • Niki Olek

    Preschool Director


  • Brandi Stone

    Financial Secretary


  • rhonda lancaster