Dr. Paul Matthews, Senior Pastor

Background:

Paul grew up in upstate New York as the son of home missionaries, Clifford and Peggy Matthews. After graduating from high school in Buffalo, he moved to his parents’ hometown of Troy, AL to attend the university there where he received a BS in history. He continued his education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary for his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He has served churches in Troy, AL; Millry, AL; Gilbertown, AL; and Aberdeen, MS, before coming to JBC.

Family: 

Paul met his wife, Dana, in college, and they married in 1987. She works as the Instructional Coordinator for the Adult Education Program at Coastal Alabama Community College. Their oldest child, Hannah, is married to Spencer Pierce, and they live in Benton, MS. She is the Assistant Director for Community College Recruiting for Mississippi State University. Jeremy, their middle child, is a social worker with the Baldwin County Dept. of Human Resources. Their youngest son, Zack, is a student at Mississippi State University.   

Education:

  • B.S. in History, Troy State University 
  • Master of Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary 
  • Doctor of Ministry, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Came to JBC:

July, 2001

Email Paul- paul@jubileebaptist.com


Mike Selby, Associate Pastor

Background:

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Mike was born in Clearwater, Florida, and graduated from high school in Enterprise, AL.  Before coming to JBC, he worked for the Social Security Administration and served churches in Raleigh, N.C., and Dothan, AL. 

Family:

Mike has been married to Linda for 40 years, and they have three children and three grandchildren: Heather, married to Brian with 3 children: Phillip, Brooke and Brent; Laura, serves with the Fairhope Police Department; Michael, married to Shannon, both work for a local software company. Linda works at the Baldwin Baptist Association.

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Political Science, Auburn University
  • Master of Science in International Studies, Troy State University
  • Master of Divinity, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Came to JBC: 

June, 1997 

Email Mike- mselby@jubileebaptist.com


 

Joe Howell, Worship Pastor

Background:

Joe was born in Amory, Mississippi, and graduated from high school in Aberdeen, MS.  While attending Ole Miss, Joe led the contemporary worship services at North Oxford Baptist Church before coming to JBC. 

 

Family:

Joe married Tressie in 2005, and they have two children. Adley was born in 2010 and Trewett (not pictured) was born in 2014.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Music Education, University of Mississippi
  • Master of Divinity in Worship Studies, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Christian Worship, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

 

 

 

 

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Came to JBC:

June, 2005

Email Joe - joe@jubileebaptist.com


 

Dr. Joe Stringer, Youth Pastor

Background:

Joe was born in Mobile, AL, and grew up on the Eastern Shore.  He graduated from Fairhope High School.  A 20+ year veteran of youth ministry, Joe has served in churches in Daphne and Birmingham in addition to years in itinerate ministry as a musician and speaker.

 

Family:

Joe is married to the former Marty Barber, and they have two children.  Lana and Luke both attend UMS Wright Preparatory School.

 

Education:

  • B.A. in Religion, University of Mobile
  • Master of Divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University
  • Doctor of Ministry in Applied Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Came to JBC:

May, 2009

Email Joe S.   

joestringer@jubileebaptist.com

 


 

John Saxon, Children's Pastor

Backgound:

John was born in Grenada, Mississippi, and graduated from Grenada High School.  His parents worked in the Grenada School District.  John worked as a MS Park Ranger and in sales and management before serving churches in Hammond, LA, and Tuscaloosa, AL.

 

Family:

John is married to Candy, and they have been blessed with three children: Carley and Sidney both attend college; Madi currently attends Spanish Fort Elementary School.

Education:

  • B.S., Delta State University
  • Master of Divinity, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Came to JBC:

December, 2009

Email John   

john@jubileebaptist.com

 


Daniel Murphy, Associate Worship Pastor/Media

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Background:

Daniel was born in Anchorage, Alaska. He graduated from Daphne High School. Before coming to JBC, Daniel served churches and ministries in Troy, Ala. and Opp, Ala. He graduated in Dec. 2013 with a B.S. in Music with a concentration in Music Industry and a minor in Broadcast Journalism. Daniel is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity degree at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Family:

Daniel married Emily in June of 2013. They are currently pursuing international adoption from Macedonia.

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