After much prayer and an extensive selection process, our Elder Council is pleased to present the following candidates to serve in the role of Elder for The Church at Brook Hills, beginning June 1.
Nathan Jackson and his wife, Whitney, have been married since 2011 and are the parents of Bennett (9), Avery (7), Allie (7), and Jordan (1). They have been members of Brook Hills since 2018. Though professing faith when he was 8-years-old, Nathan believes he truly trusted Christ as His Lord and Savior as an adult and was baptized soon after. Vocationally, he works as a nuclear engineer for GE-Hitachi.
Nathan currently leads an adult small group, serves in Children’s Ministry, and is also part of an A-team supporting some of our Long-Termers. He has previously served with our ESL ministry and been a part of our Global Pipeline. Nathan considers his spiritual gifts to include teaching, leadership, and discernment.
When asked about his desire to serve as an Elder, Nathan said:
“I want to serve Christ and His church to the best of the abilities He has graciously equipped me with.”
Jeremy Sanders and his wife, Kandy, have been married since 2001 and are the parents of three: Samuel (26), Olivia (20), and Everett (16). They have been members of Brook Hills since 2020. Jeremy professed faith in Christ at the age of 10 and was baptized when he was 21. He is the Director of Emerging Technology and Development for C-Spire.
Jeremy currently leads an adult small group on Sunday mornings, serves in various ways with our Global Team, and periodically teaches in our Men’s Ministry. He has previously served with Student Ministry, City Ministries, and disaster response. Jeremy considers his spiritual gifts to include hospitality, service, and teaching.
When asked about his desire to serve as an Elder, Jeremy said:
“My wish is to serve the church. I currently serve in [in various ways] on a regular basis. If the church wishes for me to serve as an elder, I am happy to do so.”
Philip Waters and his wife, Jill, have been married since 2000 and are the parents of four daughters: Bethany (19), Noel (16), Makayla (12), and Laurel (10). They have been members of Brook Hills since 2012. Philip professed faith in Christ and was baptized at the age of 6. He works as an Engineering Supervisor for Alabama Power.
Philip currently leads a small group for young couples, serves as a Faith Trainer in our Children’s Ministry, and is an A-Team member supporting some of our Long-Termers. He has previously served as an Elder, and has also served with our Preschool Ministry and Singles 20s/30s Ministry. Philip considers his spiritual gifts to include teaching and knowledge.
When asked about his desire to serve as an Elder again, Philip said:
“I love God's church and long for God to take pleasure and be honored in her. If God values his church enough to pay for her with his Son's own blood, I should be willing to lay down my life so that she would become all that God intends.”
We are excited to present Nathan Jackson, Jeremy Sanders, and Philip Waters to you and ask you to join us in prayerfully considering them for the role of Elder. If you are a member of Brook Hills, you are asked to express any biblical concerns you may have with any of these brothers. To do so, please contact the Elder Selection Team no later than Sunday, May 14. You may contact them by sending an email to , at which point a team member will respond to your concerns appropriately.
Following a two-week period of prayer and consideration, a vote of affirmation will be taken as part of our worship gatherings on Sunday, May 21.
For a list of current Elders, visit brookhills.org/elders.