JESUS. That’s who Brook Hills Kids is all about. Our team, our space, our schedule, our stuff… all of it is focused on leading 1st through 5th grade boys and girls to know, love and follow God’s Son and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

To do this, we make a big deal about 7 things:

  • 1.png Teaching the Bible in child-relevant ways that they can grasp.
  • 2.png Communicating the Gospel clearly, simply and repeatedly.
  • 3.png Having lots of fun!
  • 4-1.png Partnering with children’s parents, their primary Faith Trainers.
  • 5-2.png Developing meaningful relationships with peers and adult Faith Trainers in small group settings.
  • 6-1.png Promoting God’s great mission, here and everywhere in the world.
  • 7.png Having lots of fun! (Oh, wait! We said that already, didn’t we?)

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Staff

John Tice

John Tice

Children's Minister
Phyliss Wright

Phyliss Wright

Associate Children's Minister
Anna Dickson

Anna Dickson

Children's Ministry Assistant
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	<strong>Ministry Role & Responsibility: </strong>I am privileged to serve the Church at Brook Hills as Children’s Minister. I build up, equip and motivate a godly, unified team to make the greatest possible impact for Jesus Christ in the lives of the children and families we serve in the Birmingham area and around the world.
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	<strong>About Me: </strong>I am a child of the Most High, husband to Andrea and Dad to Laura, David and Emily. Gospel ministry to children is my calling. For over 30 years, I have served as children’s missionary, children pastor and as founder of Impress Kids. Outside of ministry, I enjoy spending time with Andrea and our three children. I also enjoy working on projects inside and outside of our home and doing whatever it takes to stay in shape. Casting a line in the water or firing a round down range are my favorite pastimes.
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	<strong>On Staff Since: </strong>August 2013
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	<strong>Member Of Brook Hills Since: </strong>October 2013
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<p>
	<strong>Favorite Scripture:</strong>
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		"For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God. Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol."  – Psalm 86:10-13
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> In 72 hours I rode my motorcycle from Amsterdam, New York to the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. I needed to arrive on time for morning role call. :-)
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	<strong>About Me: </strong>I am married to Terry, the boy I've had a crush on since second grade. It's a pretty big crush. We have two grown children, Brittany and Ben, a son-in-law, Brent, and two grandchildren, Lily and Scott. Terry and I both grew up in Cahaba Heights. Our roots run deep. Terry works with our student ministry. He and Ben also play instruments on the worship team. Music is a staple in our home, as well as peanut butter and poptarts. I love the outdoors, the sea and sand, roller coasters, and Mickey Mouse.
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	<strong>On Staff Since: </strong>January 2013
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	<strong>Member Of Brook Hills Since: </strong>March 2013
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture:</strong>
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		"A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." – Proverbs 17:22 
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> I have a "tink poolbox" autographed by two home designers from HGTV and my son, Ben Wright. I am plagued with a linguistic phenomenon called Spoonerism which causes me to constantly confuse consonants. Google it; it's real.
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	<strong>About Me:</strong> Originally from Tennessee, I moved to Birmingham in 2017 when my husband, John, and I got married. I have worked with children both in ministry and in other areas, and I am incredibly thankful to have landed at Brook Hills. When not at work, I enjoy playing board games, cooking with friends, and baking.
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	<strong>On Staff & Member Of Brook Hills Since:</strong> January 2020
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	<strong>Favorite Scripture: </strong>
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		In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in Him, and He saved us. This is the Lord, we trusted in Him; let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.” - Isaiah 25:9<br />
		 
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	<strong>Interesting Fact:</strong> When I was 8 years old, I was in a commercial.
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