After much prayer and an extensive selection process, your Elder Council is pleased to present the three men listed below as new Elders for The Church at Brook HIlls. If you are a member of this faith family, you are asked to express any biblical concerns you may have with any of these men. To do so, please contact the Elder Selection Team no later than Sunday, May 26. You may contact them via phone at (205) 313-7720 or send an email to email@example.com, at which point a team member will respond to your concerns appropriately.
Ben Campbell and his wife, Caroline, have been married for ten years and are parents to Emma, Sara, Jonathan, and Andrew. Ben became a Christ-follower at age 23 and has been a member of Brook Hills since 2008. He co-leads a Brook Hills small group, serves as a video director for our Worship Gatherings, and leads a Bible study for Vestavia Hills High School's varsity baseball team. Ben has spent the last eleven years working as a sales executive for AmerisourceBergen, and his family currently sponsors two children through Compassion International.
Bill Christenberry and his wife, Kim, have been married for twenty-six years and are parents to Wilson, Boyd, Steele, Elise, Selah, Kai, Poppi, and Johnny. Bill became a Christ-follower at age 9 and has been a member of Brook Hills since 1990. He serves as a small group leader in our Student Ministry, teaches a weekly small group in his office, and has previously served as an elder for Brook Hills. Bill works as a veterinarian at Caldwell Mill Animal Clinic and has helped begin a Christian school for deaf orphans in Uganda.
Tate Cockrell is being presented as a new staff elder serving in the capacity of Pastor of Member Care. He and his wife, Wendy, have been married for twenty years and are parents to Tatum, Spencer, and Preston. Tate became a Christ-follower at age 16, has a PhD in Psychology and Counseling from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and currently serves as Family Pastor at Broadmoor Baptist Church in Madison, MS. In addition to his staff responsibilities, Tate currently leads Broadmoor's mission partnership in Wem, England. He brings to us a wealth of experience in pastoral care, biblical counseling, teaching on marriage and parenting, equipping members for effective care ministry, and developing and leading teams in the local church. For more information about Tate and his new role click HERE.
After the completion of this process, on Sunday, June 2, the church body will have the opportunity to affirm these men as Elders at the beginning of each Worship Gathering. A list of our current Elders can be found HERE.