PASTORAL STAFF

 
 

Bruce McCartney

Lead Pastor
 
Brother Bruce received Jesus Christ as his personal Savior on Memorial Day of 1990 at the Key West Baptist Temple in Key West, Florida. Sensing a call, he surrendered to vocational ministry in April of 1993. He was licensed to preach the gospel in 1996 and ordained into the gospel ministry in 2000. After serving 8 years in the United States Navy in personnel, he graduated from Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, Alabama, with a Bachelor of Arts in Bible and additionally received his Master of Arts in Religion with a specialty in Church Ministries from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Bruce served as the Youth and Associate Pastor at Flint Hill from 1996-2000. In June of 2000, he participated on a ministry team that planted “The Gathering” church in Sevierville, Tennessee. After completing his one year commitment on the team, he came back to serve as the Senior Pastor of Flint Hill and has been in place since Father’s Day of 2001. Bruce and his wife Patty have been happily married for 27 years. Patty is his #1 encourager and supporter, and is the love of his life. He has two grown sons: Daniel and Sheldon (married to Audra). Brother Bruce also has three precious grandchildren. Bruce’s life verse is Romans 1:16: “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes…” His passion is seeing people come to trust Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Gavin Brown

Worship Pastor
 
Gavin is married to Lori and has four children. He has been on staff since 2002 and is primarily responsible for the music ministry at Flint Hill. He also maintains the church website, films & edits video, and writes & arranges music for congregational use and for special events. Gavin attended the University of Mobile, where he earned a degree in musical composition, and after that, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, where he earned an M.A. in Theological Studies.
 

Jennifer Hays

Children’s Director
 
Jennifer is married to Matthew. She has a precious puppy named Lily. She attended Southeastern Bible College where she earned a degree in Bible/Theology with a minor in counseling. She previously served on church staff at two local churches. She is responsible for leading the children’s department, encouraging the children in their walk with the Lord, and helping encourage families to grow closer to each other and to God.

McDuff Family

Brian McDuff

Student Pastor
 
Brian serves on our staff in the area of Student Ministry, and brings more than 15 years of dedicated experience working with students. He and his wife Allie have two boys named Tucker and Max. Brian has a ministry philosophy of equipping others to make a difference to see the miracle. The miracle of making disciples! With a degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he has built on his educational background to find innovative means of reaching students and families. This is Student Ministry, so of course it is going to be exciting! Brian and Allie work hard every day, not just to meet the needs of the students at Flint Hill, but to impact all students in the surrounding area.