OUR TEAM

 

Sam McDonald | Senior Pastor

Sam grew up in Brookhaven and met his wife, LeAnne, at the University of Southern Mississippi, where Sam earned degrees in journalism and history. Following stints in newspaper and secondary education, Sam and LeAnne served as missionaries in Malawi, Africa and more recently as pastor of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Corinth, Miss. Sam and LeAnne are the proud parents of three daughters, Amber, Molly, and Sarah Rose.

 

Chad Scott | Associate Pastor

Chad grew up in Clinton, Miss. and met his wife, Kelly, while pursuing their undergraduate work at Belhaven University and Mississippi College.  While attending Reformed Theological Seminary they served the youth of Carthage Presbyterian Church in Carthage, Miss. After graduation, Chad, with Kelly, served Hinds Community College as Reformed University Fellowship Campus Minister.  After serving four years at Hinds, Chad and Kelly served Belhaven University as RUF Campus Minister for two years before joining the team at Faith. They are proud parent of three beautiful children: Wyatt, Raney, and Holden.

Dale Linton | 

Pastor of Congregational Care

Dale is a stalwart at Faith and in Brookhaven. He is a graduate of Brookhaven High School, Tampa University, and Reformed Theological Seminary. Dale is a veteran of Korean War, serving with Strategic Air Command, including 10 years of active service. He was a letter Carrier at the Brookhaven Post Office for 11+ years.  Dale and his beautiful wife Ann served as missionaries in Bolivia before serving as Missions Pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Dale and Ann returned to Mississippi and have faithfully served numerous local churches in Grace presbytery. Dale and Ann have been involved at and served Faith for many years.  They cherish the Lord’s blessing of six children, 14 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren...with another on the way.

 

David Montgomery |

Director of Music & Worship

David was born in Pascagoula, Miss. and raised in Bogue Chitto. He studied Music Education at Co-Lin Community College and received Foundational and Specialist certificates in worship leadership from Integrity Worship Institute. He has served churches in Mississippi and Louisiana for 8 years before being called to Faith Presbyterian. David and Kathy were married in 2005.  The Montgomery children include Ali, Henry, Ruthie, and Rosalie.

Tim Grider | Youth Director

Tim was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama. Upon graduating from Covenant Christian Academy, he moved to Mississippi to attend Mississippi State University. There he majored in Anthropology with a minor in Philosophy and Religion. After graduating, Tim worked as a Reformed University Fellowship intern at Samford University in Birmingham. He is pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Reformed Theology Seminary. He and his beautiful wife, Anna were married on April 28, 2018.

 

Christina Smith |

Children's Ministry Director

Originally from Houston, Texas, Christina joined Faith in 2012. She served as Nursery Coordinator for several years before being asked to serve as our Children's Ministry Director. She thoroughly enjoys working with the children each week and planting little seeds of the gospel along the way. She is married to Chris and they have two children - daughter, Elizabeth, and son, Quinn. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, and helping out at her children's schools.

 

Judith Smith | 

Church Administrator

Judith has been keeping Faith orderly and operational for over 13 years. She and her husband, Steve, are the proud parents of two grown children, Jordan and Dee.  An avid animal enthusiast, they have two dogs, Margot and Shasta, but take care of every stray that comes through.

 

Jane Statham |

Director of Faith Presbyterian Kindergarten

Jane is a graduate of Brookhaven High School. She received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. Jane taught in the Brookhaven Public School District for 30 years. She has been with FPK for the last 6 years. She is married to Robbie Statham and they have two daughters, Heather and Shelby.

OUR RULING ELDERS

Carl Aycock 

Clint Gardner

Bob Massengill

Kim Sessums

David Braden 

David Fearn

Geoffrey Hodgson

Mike Land 

Robb Massengill 

Richard Rushing 

Spencer Mooney