Our Purpose is to bring glory to God by completing the work He has given us to do (John 17:4).
Our Mission is to help every person discover and develop a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ as we grow together in grace and truth (Matthew 28:18-20).
Bobby was born in Shreveport, Louisiana as the youngest of four children and into a Pastor's family. When I was seven, I asked Jesus to forgive me of my sin and come into my life. One year later, I got brave enough to make my decision to follow Christ public and was baptized.
We moved to Hartselle, Alabama when I was 15. In my teen years, I struggled with faith and obedience to Christ. However, in my early twenties, God became powerfully real to me during a difficult time in my life. His grace began setting me free from the guilt, shame and power of my sin. A personal transformation started taking place as God's Spirit helped me grow in my love for Jesus, His Word and His people.
Angie and I met when we were both serving as summer missionaries in 1985 and were married in August of 1986. She graduated from UAB and I graduated from Samford University in 1989. We moved to Fort Worth, Texas and both graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in December of 1992.
After pastoring Memorial Baptist Church in Decatur, Alabama, we joined a church planting team and started RocketCity Community Church (now CrossPointe Church) in 1995. In 1998, we started The Church at Hampton Cove (now Rivertree Church). In 2007, we started Legacy Baptist Church which merged with Celebration Baptist Church in 2010 and re-launched as GracePointe Baptist Church.
Family is very important to me! We have 7 children (3 biological, 2 adopted and 2 foster). Now the kids are getting married and grandchildren have started to arrive. I love my family, our church family and our community. May God empower us to Rescue Souls, Restore Families, and Remember the Poor.
Paul and his wife, Michelle, have been members of GracePointe since early 2007. Paul has been active in teaching children, leading and hosting a family D-Group and currently, leading a men's D-Group. He was one of the founding Elders of GracePointe and recently reactivated as an elder. Paul and Michelle have 2 daughters and 3 granddaughters (Kiera and McKenzie attend GracePointe and are members). Paul enjoys working outside with projects in his garden, yard, shop and with their animals. He also enjoys hunting and fishing and spending time with his family. Paul is a mechanical engineer and has spent most of his adult life in the mechanical engineering field. He is a native of Texas and has spent most of his growing up and adult years in the Texas and Oklahoma area. Paul says, outside of Oklahoma (where the rest of his family resides), Alabama is a great place to live!
Keith and his wife, Lynn, have been members of GracePointe for about 5 years. They have two daughters, five grandchildren (Sierra and McKinley are members at GracePointe) and one great-granddaughter. Keith has been a deacon for the past 3-4 years. He has attended and led multiple D-Groups. Keith is retired and spends his time loving and supporting his family, playing tennis, kayaking, managing their rental properties and making minor repairs around the church when needed. He is also an accomplished beaver trapper. Keith's favorite Bible passage is Prov. 16:9, "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."
Norman and his wife Julie have been members of GracePointe for three and half years. They have one son, Benjamin. Norman has served on the worship team and led D-groups. He has also chaperoned our younger children to camp the last three years. He has worked as a Certified Anesthesiologist Assistant for nineteen years, much of that time in Texas. He enjoys reading, singing, working in his yard and workshop.