Leadership

Senior Pastor

Dr. Matt C. Helms

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Married to Tracie Cooley Helms of Dothan, Alabama. Two daughters, Sarah and Becky, and six grandchildren.


Licensed (1975) and ordained (1976) by First Baptist Church, Fort Payne, Alabama.


Ministerial Experience

Pastor, Calvary Baptist, Scottsboro,Alabama, September 2020-current
Pastor, Calvary Baptist/Cross Baptist Church, Eufaula, Alabama, 2013-2020
(Led in merger of Calvary Baptist and Lake City Baptist to form Cross Baptist in March 2017)
Pastor, Webb Baptist Church, Webb, Alabama, 2008-2013
Pastor, Macedonia Baptist Church, Union Springs, Alabama, 2000-2008
Pastor, FBC, Satsuma Alabama, 1996-2000
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Scottsboro, Alabama, 1989-1996
Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Covington, Georgia, 1983-1989
Pastor, Beechridge Baptist Church, Bagdad, Kentucky, 1980-1983
Pastor, Christian Valley Baptist Church, Livingston, Alabama, 1976-1980


Education
Master of Counseling and Psychology December 2004
Troy University Troy, Alabama


Doctor of Ministry May 1988
Luther Rice Seminary Jacksonville, Florida


Master of Divinity May 1983
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, Kentucky


B. S. History, Political Science minor August 1979
Livingston University (University of West Alabama) Livingston, Alabama