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 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.  He has been married to Brandy since June 1998. They have two daughters, Jasmine and Angel. 

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  • David Strickland

    Pastor of students and worship

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


  • ron harrell


    Ron was installed as a deacon in June of 2015.  He 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.




    Fred is married to Elvira. He is retired from the Army and recently retired from his post as an Alabama State Trooper.  He is a graduate of Salem High School and went to Alabama A&M on a basketball scholarship. Fred was installed as a deacon in June of 2015 and became chairman of the deacons in July 2016.


  • kenny ivey


    He is husband to Susie and father to Brent, Jason, Dustin, and Chris.  He also 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. Kenny was installed as a deacon in June of 2015.

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  • Chuck hurst


    Chuck is husband to Annette and father to Alecia and Brandon.  He also has 4 grandchildren.  Chuck 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. Chuck was installed as a deacon in June of 2015.


  • Matthew Kay

    Elder - church administrator

    Matthew was appointed church administrator in 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.


  • Vicki richardson


    Vicki became treasurer in 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 embry


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