Transitional Pastor

Sammy Gilbreath

State Missionary Sammy Gilbreath is the director of the Office of Evangelism for the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. He came to this position Aug. 19, 1996.

Sammy will plan, promote and implement the total program of evangelism for Alabama Baptist churches and associations.

Sammy and his wife, Carol, are members of First Baptist Church, Montgomery. They have a son and a daughter.

Education: Lee High School, Huntsville; associate in arts, Clarke Memorial College, Newton, Mississippi; bachelor of arts, Alabama A&M University; master of divinity, Southern Seminary; doctor of ministry, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey.

Other Ministerial Experience: pastor, Sardis Baptist Church, Philadelphia, Miss. (1967-1969); pastor, Ridgedale Baptist Church, Scottsboro (1969-1972); pastor, Flint River Baptist Church, Huntsville (1972-1976); pastor, South Fork Baptist Church, Hodgenville, Kentucky (1976-1979); pastor, Bethel Baptist Church, Sumter, South Carolina (1979-1983); associate pastor/administrator, First Baptist Church, Huntsville, (1983-1985); pastor, Highland Baptist Church, Florence (1985-1996).

Other Denominational Service: Served as member of State Board of Missions for Alabama Baptist State Convention; moderator, Lynn Baptist Association, Kentucky; chairman, Baptist Campus Ministry, Madison Association; chairman of missions committee for Colbert-Lauderdale Baptist Association; president, pastor's Conference for Santee Baptist Association, Sumter, S.C.; committee on committees, Southern Baptist Convention; Committee on Boards and Commissions, Alabama Baptist State Convention; member of Constitution and Bylaw Revision Committee, Alabama Baptist State Convention; speaker, Alabama Baptist State Pastor's Conference; speaker for Alaska Baptist State Pastor's Conference; served on Samford Reconciliation Committee, Alabama Baptist State Convention; served on University of Mobile Reconciliation Committee for the Alabama Baptist State Convention.


Trained and certified by Lifeway in "The Transitional Pastor":  Churches served:

First Baptist Scottsboro                           

First Baptist Athens.                                 

Enon in Birmingham area

Parkview in Tuscumbia

First Baptist Talladega 

First Baptist Hazel Green

Central, Decatur

Calvary, Scottsboro

Worship Leader

Shane Smith

Shane Smith was born and raised in Huntsville, Al where he lives with his wife Wendy and their three children, Eli, age 11, and twins, Jace, and Bella, age 7. He also has an amazing grandmother who we all know and love, Dot Smith.

Shane grew up at University Baptist Church in Huntsville where he first found his love for music as a member of the youth choir under Bill “Big Mac” Mckinney.

He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at a youth outreach event sponsored by Bob Jones University when he was in 7th grade. In 11th grade he totally committed his life to Christ, was baptized, and accepted the call to ministry. Shane began his time in music ministry with 4 other students from the UBC youth group in 1995 when they created a touring student ministry group called Pearl Ministries.

Shane has a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Communication with a minor in Biblical Studies from Southern Christian University and is a few courses shy of a Master’s Degree in Logistics Management from Florida Institute of Technology.

He met his wife Wendy at the Baptist Student Center at UAH in 1997 and they were married in 1999. Soon after they were married Shane and Wendy were called to serve at a Cove United Methodist Church as the Interim Youth director and Music Minister. During his last 4 years at Cove he served as the youth and children’s music minister while Wendy served as the children’s drama and musical director. From there Shane went on to serve at The Masters Way United Methodist Church where he and Wendy helped establish a new children’s ministry and with the design of their new facility. In 2010 they were called to Huntsville First United Methodist Church as the Interim music minister for the Exalt worship service. In 2014, Shane and Wendy were called to Crosswinds United Methodist (a multi-campus church) to serve as the Technical Director where he led the audio visual teams and specialized in live streaming broadcasts both online and across multiple campuses. In 2016 Shane was called to The Harbour United Methodist Church where he currently serves bi-vocationally as their worship leader/minister of music. He is employed full-time by Lockheed Martin as a Technician Specialist and IT Support Analyst. Shane loves music and technology, but his passion is people. He has a heart for developing leaders and sharing the good news of Jesus with his community and the world. Last but not least, Shane loves to fish, his favorite food is hot wings and he is a professionally licensed pyrotechnician (indoor and outdoor fireworks)!

Student Minister

Phillip Day

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Phillip Day has been the bi-vocational Minister of Students at Calvary since June 2010.  Phillip is from the town of Pisgah originally. He accepted Christ as his Savior at the age of 6 and surrendered to the call to preach at age 16.  He pastored Providence Baptist Church in Hollywood, Alabama from 2002 to 2010, and he has served in various capacities within the Tennessee River Baptist Association since his beginning pastorate. He has a BSE in Civil Engineering from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and is currently employed full-time by the Alabama Department of Transportation as a Professional Civil Engineer. Phillip and his wife, Carrie, have two children, Jack and Ruby Kate.

Bible Character I'd most like to meet: Paul

Hobbies: Outdoor sports of most any kind, guitar and drums, small construction projects, and playing with his son, Jack.

Favorite Food: Steak and Pizza

Favorite Bible Verse:  And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.

Gal 6:9 (NKJV)


Preschool & Children's Education Director

Vickie Everett

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Vickie graduated from Grissom High School, Huntsville, AL and then majored in music @ the Univerity of Alabama, Huntsville. Later, she received her bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, TN. While living in Leighton, AL (teaching @ Hatton Elementary School and serving @ Leighton Baptist Church), she completed two masters @ the University of North Alabama, Florence, in Elementary Education and Curriculum & Instruction. 

During her senior year of high school, Vickie started teaching a second grade Sunday School class at a mission church in New Market, AL. Later, as the pastor's wife, she started attending Sunday School training (Ridgescrest, North Carolina & Shocco Springs, Talledaga, AL) for preschool, children, youth and adults while serving in various areas of the church. After teaching Vacation Bible School for most of her adult life, she joined the VBS team @ Tennessee River Baptist Association in 2008.

Yes, VBS is worth it!                     

If you have any questions about our preschool & children's Sunday School, VBS, Kids Crossing (worship for 1st - 4th graders) or Calvary Baptist Preschool (1-4 year olds), please contact Vickie Everett @ 256-259-2001 or 256-658-7995. This link will reach Vickie via email.


Children's Ministry Director

Stephanie McDonald

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Administrative Staff

Church Secretaries

Carol Morris - Church Secretary cpmorris@scottsboro.org

Charlene Gothart - Financial Secretary cbc@scottsboro.org


                           Cynthia Patridge - Music/Educational Secretary cbcmusiced@scottsboro.org