A Christian leader is a humble, God-dependent, team-playing servant of God who is called by God to shepherd, develop, equip, and empower a specific group of believers to accomplish an agreed-upon vision from God.

- Dave Kraft

Pastoral Team

Matt Turner, Lead Pastor

Matt founded Sovereign Grace Church in 2012. He has been a Christian for 15 years and in ministry for over 12 years serving in various ministries such as inner city ministry, college ministry, campus ministry, youth ministry, Youth for Christ, overseas missions, and church planting. He was licensed through People of Mars Hill Church in Mobile, Al 2007. He was ordained as an elder of Sovereign Grace Churches in 2019. Matt is passionate about his role as husband, dad and pastor. He desires to see the gospel proclaimed among the nations as well as see the power of the gospel lived out in his life and the lives of believers.

James Hammack, Worship

James joined Sovereign Grace Church in 2016 and began to led worship in 2017. He has been in ministry for over 12 years. He was licensed and ordained as a Southern Baptist pastor and is seeking Sovereign Grace ordination as well. James has a passion to lead people in worshipful daily living and congregational gatherings. He preaches regularly as a part of the pastoral team.

Robert Jacobson

Robert Jacobson, Teaching

Robert joined Sovereign Grace Church in the spring of 2012 and was installed as a deacon in February of 2017. He is from Pascagoula, Mississippi and came to Christ in his senior year of high school. He currently oversees the planning, set up and break down of the Sunday services. He also manages HisWay’s budget and provides pulpit relief for the pastor. He loves being able to serve and equip the saints in the local church and seeing God work in and through his people.

Servant Team

Hamilton Richardson

Hamilton Richardson, Deacon

Hamilton has been a member of Sovereign Grace Church since 2012 and was installed as a Deacon (servant leader) in January 2015. Hamilton is the proud father of seven children and is passionate about being pastor dad, serving the local church and advancing the gospel to the ends of the earth. Hamilton grew up in an atheistic home, was an atheist himself, and became a Christian in his late teens. He has served in various leadership roles in local churches in California and in Alabama. Hamilton currently helps lead the deacons in training, facilitates occasional small groups, oversees the church calendar and prayer list, preaches on occasion and leads through serving wherever he is needed.

James Richardson, Deacon

James has been a member of Sovereign Grace Church since 2012 and was installed as a Deacon (servant leader) in 2017.