Biography | Ministry Overview

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(205) 590-0404

(205) 305-8843 Cell


290 Mtn. Woods Lake Road

Warrior,  Alabama  35180



As a minister of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, I have been preaching God’s Word since July 16, 1972. I received the Lord as my Savior on July 16, 1962 at Fairmont Missionary Baptist Church at the age of eight.  I married my wife, Sheila Hudson from Hackleburg Alabama on July 28, 1975.  We have not been blessed with any children.


Elementary Education at Fairmont School
Secondary Education at Phillips High School
Extension courses from Samford University
The Book of Romans - Dr. Oland Wilson - 1974
Christian Doctrine - Dr. Oland Wilson - 1975
The Book of St. John - Dr. John Bryan - 1988
The Book of Acts - Dr. John Bryan - 1990
The Book of Isaiah – Steve Loggins - 2000


        Ordained at Fairmont Missionary Baptist Church on July 8th of 1973.

        Pastor of Fairmont Missionary Baptist Church from May 1973 to May of 1976.

        Pastor of Ketona Missionary Baptist Church from June 1976 to September of 1977.

        Pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Bessemer from October 1977 to June of 1979.

        (June 1979 until September of 1980 in Evangelism.)

        Pastor of Lawler Baptist Church in Sumiton from September 1980 to May of 1988.

        Interim Pastor of Smith Lake Baptist Church in Arley April 1989 until June 1989.

        Interim Pastor of 25th Avenue Baptist Church in Center Point from November 1989 until April 1990.

        Pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Warrior Alabama from February of 1991 to September 1997.

        Interim Pastor of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Susan Moore from October thru December 1997.

        Pastor of 25th Avenue Baptist Church in Center Point from January 1998 to April 2000.

        Interim Pastor of the Gethsemane Baptist Church in Hayden From October 2000 until September 2001.

        Pastor of Trussville Southside Baptist Church in Trussville From November 2006 to August 2010

        Interim Pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Hueytown From October 2012 until February 2013.

        Interim Pastor of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Hueytown From June 2013 until December 2013.

Ministry Overview

God has led me to work in radio ministry.  This is a non-profit, tax deductable ministry presently airing on eleven stations across the southeast.  I have been President of Search the Word Ministry since 1986.  My burden has been to present a clear message of the gospel using radio outreach.

Radio History

        WLPH Radio in Irondale for 5 years 1972 until 1977.

        WDJC Radio in Birmingham for a year in 1978.

        WPYK Radio in Sumiton for 4 years 1982 until 1986.

        WURL Radio in Moody/Leeds for 5 years 1991 until 1996.

        WDJC Radio in Birmingham since 1986 until November 2000.

We are on WYDE Radio now, which is the sister station for WDJC.

        Also airing on I have been serving as the founder and director of the Search the Word Broadcast Ministry.  The Search the Word Broadcast is a non-profit, tax deductible ministry organized in October 1988.

        WXJC 850 AM & 92.5 FM "The Truth" Birmingham, Alabama

Sunday Mornings @ 7:45am CST

Monday - Friday Mornings @ 10:55am CST

        WKNG 89.1 FM "Rejoice 89.1" (Heflin, Alabama)

Monday - Friday Mornings @ 8:00am CST

        WLNO 1060 AM  (New Orleans, Louisiana)

Monday - Friday Mornings @ 7:25am & 5:55pm CST

        WCPC-AM 940 ( Tupelo , MS )

Saturdays from 12:00-12:15pm CST

        WLMR-AM 1450 ( Chattanooga , TN )

Saturdays from 11:00-11:15am EST

        KWDF-AM 840 ( Alexandria , LA )

Sundays from 10:00-10:15am CST

        WBXR-AM 1140 ( Huntsville , AL )

Sundays from 1:30-1:45pm CST

        WFAM-AM 1050 ( Augusta , GA )

Mondays from 6:00-6:15pm EST

        WNVY-AM 1070 ( Pensacola , FL )

Saturdays from 5:30-5:45pm CST

        WIJD-AM 1270 (Mobile, AL )

Sundays from 5:00-5:15pm CST

        WSKY-AM 1230 ( Asheville , NC )

Saturdays from 6:45-7:00pm EST

        KLNG-AM 1560 ( Omaha, NE )

Saturdays from 12:00-12:15pm CST

        WELP-AM 1360 ( Greenville, SC )

Sundays from 7:00-7:15pm EST

        KXKS-AM 1190 ( Albuquerque, NM )

Saturdays from 11:30-11:45am MST

        WYYC-AM 1250 ( York/Harrisburg/Lancaster, PA )

Sundays from 12:45-1:00pm EST

        WITK-AM 1550 ( Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA )

Saturdays from 5:00-5:30pm EST

        KIOU-AM 1480 ( Shreveport, LA )

Sundays from 6:00-6:30pm CST

        KCNW-AM 1380 ( Kansas City, KS )

Saturdays from 3:00-3:15pm CST


I've preached in over 525 revivals or crusades over the past 41 years of ministry. It has been my joy to see many people come to the saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ through these years.

My burden is for preaching and teaching the gospel message in order for souls to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth.  I desire to strengthen Christians to grow in wisdom, knowledge and understanding of God's word. My effort in preaching also addresses the needs for families to be united around the bonding of Biblical truth. It is my belief that preaching should deliver spiritual truth with love, conviction and compassion through a Christ-centered message relevant to our daily lives. My convictions are deeply founded in the beliefs of the Baptist faith and doctrine. I believe in the:

Infallible Word of God

The virgin birth of Christ

Mankind’s payment for sin is by the blood of Christ

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ

The Second Coming of Christ



Ministry References

 Mike Tidwell  (Deacon)

120 Tidmore Avenue

Oneonta, AL   35121

(205) 625-5654 

Robert McLellan (Deacon)

1133 2nd Avenue

Pleasant Grove, AL  35127

(205) 744-7684 

REV. Billy Evans

Pastor Of Hopewell Baptist Church

930 Westwood Road

Mt. Olive, AL  35117

(205)  631-2826 

REV. Mike Holcomb

P.O. Box 1007

Bryson City, NC  28713

(704) 488-2025 

Alan Allgood (Deacon)

2379 Hemlock Drive

Hueytown, AL  35023

(205) 491-9425  Home

(205) 281-3899  Cell


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