Eureka  Staff & Leadership

The staff and leadership here at Eureka is comprised of men and women who love, care and pray for every single person in the church. If you have questions for any of our staff, feel free to reach out and email them or call our church office to speak with them.

  • jason grissom

    Lead Pastor

    Jason is husband to Brandy and father to Jasmine and Angel. Jason has been pastor of Eureka Baptist Church since June 8, 2008.  He served 10 years at Eastaboga Baptist Church prior to his tenure at Eureka. Pastor Jason has been preaching since July of 1991. Pastor Jason grew up in Oxford, AL and graduated from Oxford High School. 

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  • David Strickland

    Pastor of students and worship

    David is husband to Alanna and father to Parker and Rosie.  David grew up a preacher's kid (PK) and has served in other church prior to coming to Eureka. David has served as our pastor to student's and of worship since July of 2019.


  • ron & Kristin harrell

    mission coordinator

    Ron is husband to Kristin and father to Katie and Natalie. Ron is a full-time firefighter in Talladega.  He is a graduate of Talladega High School. Kristin is a graduate of Talladega High School and holds a EdD from Samford University. She is employed by the Pell City Board of Education.



    security coordinator

    Fred is husband to Elvira and father to Tracy, LaVonda, Tene, Kareem, and Fred Jr. He is retired from the Army and from his post as an Alabama State Trooper.  He is a graduate of Salem High School and  Alabama A&M where he attended on a basketball scholarship. 


  • elvira williams

    benevolence coordinator

    Elvira is wife to Fred and mother to Tracy, LaVonda, Tene, Kareem, and Fred Jr. She has 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. She is retired from the US House of Representatives. She is from Birmingham, AL and a graduate of Phillips High School. She also holds a BA from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. 

  • Chuck hurst

    grounds coordinator

    Chuck is husband to Annette and father to Alecia and Brandon.  He also has 5 grandchildren. He works for the State of Alabama Highway Department and from November thru Christmas he work as a subcontractor for Santa Claus.  He was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL. 


  • annette hurst

    community coordinator

    Annette is wife to Chuck and mother to Alecia and Brandon. She has 5 grandchildren. She is a retired RN. She plays Mrs. Claus from November thru Christmas. She was born and raised in Talladega, AL. 

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    Matthew has served as church administrator since 2015 and installed as an elder in 2017.  He is father to Avery, Reagan, Chayse, Grayson and River.  Matthew works at the Talladega Co-Op.  He was born and raised in Oneonta, AL and is a graduate of Auburn University.


  • kenny ivey

    buildings coordinator

    He is husband to Susie and father to Brent, Jason, Dustin, and Chris.  Kenny has 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson.  Kenny is owner of Orkin Pest Control located in Oxford, AL. He was born and raised in Lumberton, NC. 

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  • susie ivey

    hospitality coordinator

    She is wife to Kenny and mother to Jason, Dustin, Brent, and Chris. She has 4 granddaughters and 1 grandson. She was born and raised in Oxford, AL.

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    Vicki has served as treasurer since July of 2015. She is the wife of Tom Richardson and mother of Cason Smith. Vicki works for Johnson & Johnson. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School and Auburn University. 




    Dorese has served as church secretary since 2018. She is married to Jeff Embry. She has one son, one daughter, and four grandchildren. She is a graduate of John Carroll High School in Birmingham, AL, and the University of Alabama.