Elder, Senior Pastor
Bart is an Alabama native and has lived in the Birmingham area since 2009. He and his wife Leslie met sometime during kindergarten (they guess), began dating during high school, and have been married since 1998. Before planting Christ Fellowship Church, Bart served as Pastor for Biblical Training at The Church at Brook Hills. During his spare time Bart enjoys reading, coffee, and coaching youth sports. He and Leslie have four children: Rachel, Jonathan, Abigail, and Isaac.
Elder, Associate Pastor
Ryan is from the Birmingham area. He and his wife Laura are high school sweethearts and have been married since 2008. Ryan enjoys reading, playing board games, and trying to find the best breakfast spot in Birmingham. Ryan and Laura have three children, Rose, Luke, and Ruth.
Lev is a native of Birmingham. He and Vicki have been married since 1986 and have 3 grown children. He is a retired ENT physician and in his free time enjoys hunting, fishing, and golf. His favorite new activity is being a grandfather. Lev and Vicki desire to serve the Lord through encouraging young adults and families. They have been blessed by having older couples who were willing to invest time in their life and marriage and are now doing the same for the young people at CFC.
Robby is a native of Birmingham. He and his wife, Rebekah, have been married since 2012 and have been members of CFC since it first started. They desire to serve the Lord by reaching the unreached with the gospel. Robby graduated from the University of Alabama before attending UAB for PT school. He is now a clinic director in Chelsea for Therapy South. Robby enjoys anything outdoors and playing most sports. Robby and Rebekah have one son, Lewis.
Jay grew up in Zimbabwe, the southern part of Africa, coming to the United States after High School to attend Ouachita Baptist University in Arkansas. Meanwhile his girlfriend at the time, also from Zimbabwe, started attending Samford, so after completing his undergraduate degree he moved to Birmingham for UAB's Masters program for Mechanical Engineering. He and Abby were married in 2013 and in 2017 welcomed their little girl, Heidi, into their family. When working, he is a Design Engineer for a mechanical contractor. When playing, his family might be found at the the zoo or a park soaking in the sun.
Brad and his wife, Cecily, were married in 2002 and have two boys, Tucker and Jon David. Brad was raised in Gadsden, AL, but has called Birmingham his home since 1999. The Lowes have attended CFC since the first Easter service in 2012 and are grateful to God for the many new relationships that have formed as the congregation has grown. Brad enjoys spending time at the baseball field with his boys and, when time allows, fishing, hunting, and golf. He currently works as an advisor in wealth management at a local firm in Homewood.
Elder, Associate Pastor
Nick grew up in the Birmingham area. He did his undergraduate studies at Samford University, where he met his wife Bethany. Nick and Bethany married in March 2011. Nick earned his Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School in May of 2014. Nick and Bethany have been a part of CFC since its beginning. Nick helps to coordinate Growth Groups at CFC. He and Bethany have two children, Henry and Lucy.
Sam Price is a native of Marietta, GA and has made Birmingham his home along with his wife, Chrisynda, and their three sons: Sawyer, Jude and Gabriel. He attended seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and has previously served as a bi-vocational student minister and at the North American Mission Board in short-term missions. He currently works as an independent insurance broker in the Birmingham area.
Billy Shepard has served as an elder at Christ Fellowship since August of 2018, and has the privilege leading CFC’s ministry to middle and high school students. Billy works in church relations for the Alabama Baptist Children’s Home and is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity through the distance program of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Sarah Beth live in Bluff Park where they love having people in their home. Billy enjoys golf, cooking, fishing, and Atlanta Braves baseball. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Brian is a Birmingham native. He and his wife Renee have been married since 1987 and have three grown children, Emily-Grace (married to Jake Cole), Pete (married to Taylor), and Chris, a student at Mississippi College. Brian is VP of Sales and Marketing for Electric Machine Control where he has been employed for over 20 years. When not traveling with work, Brian enjoys spending time with his wife antique shopping and taking trips. He also enjoys reading, working out, watching sports, and occasionally bird hunting.
Will grew up in Birmingham and attended college at UAB. Will and his wife, Ryann, were married in 2010, and have two daughters, Olivia and Elizabeth. He is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of music, back porches, sports, and his wife's cooking.
CFC Kids Director
After graduating from Georgia College & State University, Elizabeth spent several months in Zambia serving with an orphan and vulnerable children program before making her way back home to Birmingham. She loves traveling, reading, being outside, and spending time with friends (preferably with coffee or tacos involved).
Ryann was born and raised in Alabama, loves all things Alabama, and thinks that although traveling is fun, there’s nothing like coming home to Birmingham. She is a fan of her family (husband: Will; daughters: Olivia and Elizabeth; cat: Gizmo; dog: Pete), games (board games, cards, sports), and all things food. When she’s not doing those things, she’s either working on plans for CFC Kids, working at her other job (at an adult education center), or napping. It can be a pretty even toss-up between the three.
Julia grew up in Texas and graduated from Southern Methodist University. She's been married to her husband, David, for 14 years. They have 4 kids (Ava, Abby, Bradley, and Annabelle). When she's not diving into all things CFC Kids curriculum, Julia loves to spend time with David and the kids in the yard or reading a good book.