Welcome from Pastor Al, “It is a joy to be called your Senior Pastor at Lima Baptist Temple. Lori and I are excited to see the great things God is doing at Lima Baptist Temple as we serve Him together as a church and team.”
Al gave his life to Jesus as a young boy and it was at his home church of First Baptist Gordo, Alabama, that he surrendered to the ministry at the age of seventeen. He has a Bachelors degree in Religion from the University of Mobile and a Masters of Arts degree in Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Prior to coming on staff as Senior Pastor at Lima Baptist Temple, Al served in Baptist churches in Mobile, Alabama; Boaz, Alabama; Pensacola, Florida; Jackson, Mississippi; and Grapevine, Texas. He was also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Mobile through the School of Leadership Development and is certified in “Leading from your Strengths” and “Different by Design” from Ministry Insights.
Al and his wife Lori have been married since 1985, learning to appreciate their differences and being Happily Incompatible. They enjoy sharing information they have gleaned through the years, leading in marriage retreats and classes, as well as Al speaking in Revivals and Conferences. They have two adult daughters: Amberly (married to Blake Hester) and Meagen; and enjoy being Pop and Lolly to their granddaughter, Harper Grace.