Staff

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Randy Gunter

Senior Pastor

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Facebook: RandyHGunter
Instagram: @rgunterhome

Randy joined the MeadowBrook staff as Senior Pastor in January 2001. He and his wife, Kay, were married in June 1986 and together have been blessed with three sons, Hayden, Evan, and Graham, all of whom are faithful followers of Jesus Christ. Hayden, the oldest, resides in Birmingham, Evan is a professional theater actor, touring various theaters in the U.S. and Graham is a class B lineman, helping to keep the lights on.

Randy is passionate about his family, being an under-shepherd of MeadowBrook, communicating the gospel, discipling believers to become disciplers and engaging global kingdom multipliers.

Randy earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and a minor in human development and family studies from Samford University. He has earned a master of divinity degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Hunter Hindsman

Assistant to the Pastor and Life Group Minister

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Instagram: @hunterhindsman

Hunter joined the MeadowBrook staff in May of 2017 and serves as the Assistant to the Pastor and Life Group Minister. He and his wife, Taylor, are proud parents of their daughter, Joanna, and their son, Mason.

He is a graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in Chemical Engineering and is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  During his time at Alabama, the Lord called Hunter out of his pursuits in Chemical Engineering into the ministry, giving him a passion to study, teach and preach God’s Word.  Throughout that time, Hunter gained experience through leading various small groups through his church in Tuscaloosa and discipling young men in his fraternity. He had an opportunity to invest into young men and teach in both small and large group settings at a Pine Cove Christian Camp in Columbus, TX.  After graduation, he married his wife, Taylor, and began working in a role serving Adult Life Groups at a church in Dallas, TX.

Hunter is excited to be a part of how God is using MeadowBrook to reach and pour into the lives of others in the name of Jesus.

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Kevin Boyd

Worship Pastor

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Kevin joined the MeadowBrook staff as Worship Pastor in June of 2016.  Originally from Nashville, TN, he and his wife, Kristy, have been married for 20 years and have three children; Dalton, Noah, and Kenzie.

Kevin’s calling to lead the church in genuine worship shows in his ability to minister to people with a wide range of musical tastes and backgrounds.  His desire is to take our congregation beyond music, into the presence of our Holy God.  Of all the music of the church, Kevin’s favorites are hymns like “Worthy of Worship” and current praise songs like “Overcome” and “Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)”.

Outside of leading in worship, Kevin enjoys a good steak and sweet potato and is endlessly loyal to his hometown Tennessee Titans.

Kevin has previously ministered in churches in Tennessee and Georgia. Kevin would love to answer any questions you may have about our worship services or tell you more about how you can be involved in our worship ministry.  You can call him at our Church Office, email him, follow him on Twitter, or find him on Facebook.

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Mike Niemi

Missions and College Pastor

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Instagram: @mikeniemi27

Mike came on staff at MeadowBrook as the Missions and College Pastor in September of 2012. He and his wife, Tina, were married in October 2006. They have three children, Sophia, Isaac, and Luke.

During college, the Lord gave both Mike (from California) and Tina (from Alabama) a heart for the world and a desire to spread the name of Jesus among those who have not heard. After college, both of them entered into the Journeyman program with the International Mission Board…Mike to Egypt and Tina to Thailand.

After their Journeymen stints, they attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where they met and eventually were married. After seminary, they moved to serve on staff at another church in Alabama before moving up to Gadsden in 2011.

Mike’s passion in life is to disciple people to reach the nations for Christ and to see true disciples multiply throughout the world, spreading the Gospel!

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Matt Fike

Student & Families Pastor

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Instagram: @mtfike

Matt Fike joined the MeadowBrook staff in 2015.  Matt is a native or Florence, AL, a graduate of the University of North Alabama and holds a master’s degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky.

Although Matt was raised in a Christian home all of his life, it was not until his junior year of high school that he came to a saving knowledge and relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. God called him into ministry a little over a year later while he was on a mission trip in Montana.

Throughout his college years, God continued to confirm His calling on Matt’s life while he was practicing ministry on his campus and within his fraternity. Through Matt’s college experience and leadership training in campus ministry, coupled with his studies at seminary, he feels that God has equipped him with the necessary skills to serve in student discipleship ministry. Matt is committed to loving students and showing them the truth of the gospel and how this glorious gospel should motivate lives everyday.

Matt and his wife, Kelly were married in 2004. They are blessed with a precious daughter named Caroline. As part of MeadowBrook’s staff, they share in the passion to reach students in the Gadsden area for Christ.

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Daniel Doak

Communications Minister

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Instagram: @jdandoak

Daniel joined the MeadowBrook staff in May 2016 and serves as the Communications Minister. He assists with church-wide communications, media production, and leads the tech team.

He graduated from the University of Mobile in 2012 with a bachelor’s in Worship Leadership and has a master’s in Strategic Communications from Liberty University. Throughout his time in college, Daniel had to opportunity to serve with Centrikid Camps as Production Leader and previously served as Student and Music Minister in Maplesville, AL.

In 2015, Daniel married his wife Candace who works as a School Counselor with Alabama Virtual Academy. They both are excited to serve and be a part of the MeadowBrook family.

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Mason Aldridge

Creative Arts Minister

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Mason serves as the Creative Arts Minister here at MeadowBrook. In this role, Mason is able to lead worship for Kids Worship Live on Sunday mornings, lead for our students on Wednesdays nights, and assist in our overall worship ministry. He joined the staff in August of 2018.

He is currently pursuing his degree from Jacksonville State University and plans to attend seminary once he receives his Bachelor’s degree from JSU. In the past few years, Mason had the opportunity to serve with CentriKid Camps as a Bible Study Leader, Recreation Leader, Camp Director and Worship Leader. He has previously served as a Worship Pastor here in Gadsden, AL.

Mason is excited to be apart of the MeadowBrook family and ready to see all the things that God has in store for His people.

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Kristi Nichols

Children & Families Minister

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Kristi came on staff July of 2010. She has worked in the Children’s Ministry for many years as a teacher, performer and writer. She has been a member of MeadowBrook for a decade. She is a graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in psychology. She has worked many years as a children’s counselor. She is the proud mother of the precious, Anna. Kristi LOVES to see children come to know the Lord as Savior!!

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Vickey Weeks

Preschool & Families Minister

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Vickey joined the MeadowBrook staff in August, 2006 and serves as Preschool and Families Minister. She and her husband, Rick, have two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Erin, son-in-law, Lance, and two precious grandchildren, Tate and Lydia. Vickey loves partnering with our preschool parents to start building strong spiritual foundations in their children from birth to 5 years of age.

Vickey studied Early Childhood Education at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, and previously served on staff at First Baptist Church, Rainbow City as Preschool and Children’s Minister for 15 years.

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Taylor Hindsman

Guest Connections and Girls Discipleship

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Facebook: taylor.swillo
Instagram: @taylorhindsman

Taylor joined the MeadowBrook staff in May of 2017 and serves as the Student Girls Discipleship and Guest Connections Minister. She and her husband, Hunter, are proud parents of their daughter, Joanna, and their son, Mason.

She is a graduate of Texas A&M with a Psychology degree and is currently pursuing a Masters in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary. During her time at Texas A&M, the Lord gave her a heart for studying God’s Word and making disciples of girls around her who are passionate about sharing the gospel to those around them. Throughout her college years, Taylor gained experience working with children and students through different organizations in College Station as well as working summers at a Pine Cove Christian Camp in Columbus, TX. After graduation, she married her husband, Hunter, and began working with 5th and 6th grade at a church in Dallas, TX.

Taylor is excited to be a part of how God is using MeadowBrook to reach and pour into the lives of students in the name of Jesus.

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Katelyn Smith

Weekday Director

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Instagram: @katelynbsmith

Katelyn joined the MeadowBrook staff in November of 2014. She and her husband, Jim, have a beautiful daughter, Peyton. Katelyn serves as the Weekday Director. She is a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Katelyn has had several years experience in working with children, and has a passion for investing in their physical, emotional, and spiritual well being. She is grateful for the opportunity to demonstrate God’s love to each child in their daily life.