Pastor Jon is originally from Lynchburg, VA. He came to know the Lord when he was 20 years old. He graduated from Liberty University and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. His wife Matthea is from Callahan, FL. She came to know the Lord at the age of 19. She also graduated from Liberty University. They have been married since 2003. Jon has served as Youth Pastor in Virginia and as Senior Pastor at two churches in North Carolina. Their children are Katherine, Carter, Caleb, Christian, and Karis Lynn. Their son, Kai, went to be with the Lord in 2014. Jon and Matthea have been at McElwain since December 2015. They have a passion to see every member involved in sharing the Gospel and growing in the freedom that Christ brings.
Minister of Administration & Education
Jody Baker has been on McElwain’s staff since 1981, and has served as the church’s Minister of Administration & Education since 1996. She is a graduate of Samford University (B.S. ‘80), U.A.B. (M.E. ’81) and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MCE ‘90). Jody’s passion is helping people use their gifts for the Kingdom. In her spare time, Jody enjoys reading, traveling, and sports.
Minister to Children
Ana Dutton has served on McElwain’s staff as the Minister to Children since 2014. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and Theology with a minor in Children’s Ministry from Southeastern Bible College in 2015.
Growing up, Ana was active in her local church’s children’s ministry from a young age. After almost pursuing a career in culinary arts, she finally submitted to the Lord and His call to minister to children.
Ana has been married to Edwin since May 2015. They both have a strong passion for the children who come through the doors of McElwain. It is her hope that each child, family, and volunteer know that they are loved by the Lord!
In her extra time, Ana enjoys reading, bargain shopping, cooking, and traveling.
Minister to Students
Originally from LaGrange, GA, Tripp Warren is an alumni of the Fellows Program of the Impact 360 Institute, and he holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication from Mississippi College where he also minored in Bible. Tripp is a current student at the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University where he is working on his Master's in Divinity. Tripp is thrilled with the opportunity to serve at McElwain, and he is passionate about God's word, service, and discipleship. Tripp loves dogs as well all sports, anything outdoors, and good barbecue.
Minister of Music
Bradley Wilson, choir director at Hueytown High School and newly appointed Music Minister at McElwain Baptist Church, has been teaching music in the Greater Birmingham area since 2011. Specializing in Vocal Performance, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Music from the University of Montevallo. He then completed his Masters in Music Education from the same school so that he may pursue his love for choral music. Bradley has been serving God with his musical talents since he was 12 years old and has a deep love for helping others to enhance their worship through music. He is incredibly excited at the work that is taking place at McElwain Baptist Church and looks forward to being a part of it’s growth. Bradley is a husband to his beautiful wife, Maria Wilson, and is also a father to his sweet baby girl, Juliette Wilson.