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  • Rev. Steve Baccus

    Senior Pastor

    Steve is a graduate of Athens State University and Memphis Theological Seminary. Steve has been in Christian ministry for over 26 years and is an Ordained Elder in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church. Steve and Donna Joe came to us in July of 2017. They have one son, Matthew, a daughter-in-law, Mary Beth, and two granddaughters, Anslee and Addie. Pastor Steve’s passion is teaching and preaching the good news of Jesus Christ. Donna Joe has a passion for music and teaching children about the love of Jesus. They love to go camping and spend time with their family, and church family.

  • Mike Irons

    Pastor of Visitation

    Mike Irons and his wife, Pam,have been married for 37 years. Mike was born and raised in Florence, AL and Pam in Lubbock, TX.  They met and married while attending Asbury Theological Seminary. Mike retired in 2015 after 35 years in pastoral ministry. Pam retired in 2014 after 22 years in education. They have three sons, three daughter-in-loves and seven grandchildren. Mike is currently the pastor of visitation at here at  Gardendale Mt. Vernon UMC. Mike's other passion is spending time with his family.

  • Amy Sizemore

    Director of Children's Ministries

    Amy is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her degree in Graphic Design. She realized soon after graduation, that God's plan for her life was much different than the plan she had!  Her passion is to help kids see the importance of a relationship with Jesus and help them understand the influence they can have in their communities, their schools, their sports teams and their families.  Amy's husband, Jamie, is her right hand man and can usually be found filling in somewhere!  When not at church, they can be found at the ballpark watching their kids, Mary-Grace and Bret.

  • Jim Jeffreys

    Director of Missions & Outreach

    Jim Jeffreys is Director of Missions and Outreach here at GMV. He is married to his wife Diana Jeffreys. They have 4 children and  12 grandchildren. Jim is from Atlanta, GA. He attended Middle Georgia College and Georgia State University. Jim served 6 years  in the US NAVY. He retired from Spalding Sports World Wide. Jim is a current partner with JCM Enterprises LLC. Jim enjoys lake activities, golf and building things. Jim has a heart for Missions and serving others with the Love of Jesus.

  • Tyler Slaton

    Student Pastor

    Tyler is a graduate of Auburn University and an Alabama native having grown up in Madison, AL. He received his call to ministry at age 13 and began his ministry journey as a youth at Asbury UMC in Madison. He served as Youth Pastor at churches in the Tampa Bay area of Florida and in Houston, TX before coming to GMV. Tyler is passionate about Student Ministry and Worship and he loves to preach and teach. He and his wife Sabrina were married in November of 2018. When not at church, they enjoy spending time at home with their dogs and exploring the Birmingham area.