MEET THE STAFF

Senior Pastor

Dr. Daniel Atkins

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Daniel is an Alabama native, but has served in churches in North Carolina and South Carolina before coming back home.

 

He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina with a Masters of Divinity, and received his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching from Anderson University in 2020. 

 

Daniel joined our staff on January 10, 2016. He is also a trustee of Gateway Seminary and a bible teacher at Eastwood Christian School.

 

Daniel is married to Kristy and they have three children.

Senior Adults Pastor

Dean Finch

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Dean is originally from Texas but spent time in Oklahoma before moving to Alabama. He is a graduate of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas with a Masters of Divinity.

 

Dean has been in full time ministry for nearly 40 years and joined us at Taylor Road in January 2009.

 

Dean is married to Diane and they have five grown children and 9 grandchildren.

Worship & Discipleship Pastor

Seth Dunnington

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Seth has been married to his best-friend and high school sweetheart now for 20 years.  Seth and Holly have one daughter, Milly-Clare, who was born without half of her right arm and as parents they love witnessing daily how God has provided Milly-Clare with all she needs to not be held back at all.  They count a true blessing and a joy to share their lives with such a special little girl.

 

Seth graduated from The Baptist College of Florida with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music degree in 2002.  He has served as a Minister of Music in churches since he was 19 years old.  

 

He joined the team here at Taylor Road Baptist Church as Pastor of Worship and Discipleship in September of 2016.

Student Pastor

Clint Bryant

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Clint was born and raised in eastern Oklahoma before joining the Air Force.  While serving the Air Force, he gave his life to the Lord and surrender to God's call to ministry.  He separated from the Air Force in July 2016 after 15 years of service.

 

Clint has been at Taylor Road as a member since September 2012 and has served as Student Minister since November 2014.

 

Clint has been married to Jenna since and they have two boys.

Children's Minister

Stephanie Holmes

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Stephanie was born and raised in Panama City, Fl. She graduated from The Baptist College of Florida with a dual degree in Christian Education and Elementary Education. She also attended Southwestern Theological Seminary.

She has served as Minister of Preschool and Children’s Ministry Director at churches in Florida and Alabama.

She joined the Taylor Road Staff in October of 2019.

She is married to Josh and they have 3 children.

Director of Communications and Media

Matthew Gamble

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Matthew is a Montgomery native who graduated from Saint James High School and attended Taylor Road youth ministry starting in 1996. He became a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church in 2003 when he surrendered his life to Christ.


Matthew spent the last thirteen years working for Frazer UMC in television and media and joined the Taylor Road staff in January 2021.
He is married to Jessica and they have three children; Blakely, Bryar, and Braylen.

Mother's Day Out & Preschool Director

Dr. Holly Nichols

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Holly is the director of Taylor Road's Mother's Day Out ministry as well as weekday Preschool. She has been at Taylor Road for several years.  Holly is married to Ted and they have three children.

Church Administrator

Rick Crouch

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Rick serves as the chief steward over the finances at Taylor Road.  After having a successful career in the finance industry, Rick retired and joined our staff in June 2008.

Ministry Assistant

Saralyn Whittington

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Saralyn is from Montgomery, AL and is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery.

 

Saralyn has been at Taylor Road since May 1989, joining the staff in January 2003 as a full time employee.

 

Saralyn is married to Scott, a State Missionary with Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.  Together they have two children, Faith and Grace.