ministry staff

  • Dr. Jason Bybee

    Lead Minister

    Jason serves as the Lead Minister for the Mayfair church. He is passionate about the mission of the Mayfair church to follow Jesus by loving God and loving others.

    A native of Lebanon, Tennessee, Jason is married to Sunny and they have three children. He spent a decade in youth and campus ministries before transitioning into full-time preaching. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and a Master of Divinity from Lipscomb University. In 2014, Jason earned his Doctor of Ministry from Abilene Christian University.

  • Lee Milam

    Worship Minister

    After graduating from Lipscomb University with his degree in music and communications, Lee taught high school music and Bible before coming to Mayfair in 1980. He served Mayfair for 20 years as youth and family minister, and for the last 19 years has focused on leading worship. Lee earned his graduate degree in family counseling and has served as a member of national family consulting and advisory panels. 

    He currently serves on the board of directors for Baja Missions, where he leads family mission teams to serve the indigenous poor of Mexico. Lee and Karen have two children, Chris and Katie, and four grandchildren.

  • Joe Essner

    Coordinating Minister

    With responsibilities for adult education and involvement. Joe oversees adult classes and curriculum, facility use, community outreach, new member assimilation, ministry coordination, and staff coordination, as well as administration of Belize missions. Joe joined the Mayfair staff in 2002. Born in Clarksville, Tennessee, Joe grew up at Mayfair before going to Harding University. Prior to Mayfair, Joe worked as youth, education, and involvement ministers for congregations in Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama. Joe is married to Beth, and they have two sons, Jon and Joel, as well as four grandchildren.

  • Randy Fowler

    FAMILY LIFE Minister

    Randy leads Mayfair’s ministry to families and children from birth through college. A Huntsville native, he joined the Mayfair staff in 1999 after serving as youth minister for various congregations over a 15-year period. Randy holds a bachelor’s degree from Freed Hardeman University and a master’s of religion from Southern Christian University. Randy is married to Rhonda, and they have two children, Jonathan and Rebecca, and two grandchildren.

  • Logan Jaks

    Children's Minister

    Logan serves as Children's Minister at Mayfair and works with kids from birth through sixth grade. Logan, a Houston, Texas native, joined the Mayfair staff in 2017. He has a bachelors degree in Music from Harding University and is currently working on his masters degree in Christian Ministry from Lipscomb University. 

  • Kelsey Swearengen

    Children's Minister

    Kelsey joined the Mayfair staff in 2019 after teaching the first grade, and working in behavioral therapy. Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, Kelsey married her husband Cole after receiving a Bachelors degree in Child Life from Harding University. Kelsey’s leadership includes ministering to families with children from Kindergarten to Fifth Grade, The Bridge Ministry, as well as families with special needs.

  • Matt Flynn

    Youth & Family Minister

    Matt joined Mayfair's staff in 2012. In his role, he has responsibility for ministering to families and students.  A native of Hazel Green, Alabama, he has a Bible and ministry degree from Harding University and is currently in the Master of Divinity program at Lipscomb University. 

  • Jacob Hall

    Junior High Youth Minister

    Jacob joined our staff in April 2017 after interning with our Youth Ministry during the summer of 2015. He graduated with a degree in Youth and Family Ministry from Harding University in 2016.  He and his wife, Ali, are passionate about mentoring and ministering to JH students and their families.

  • Olivia Messer


    Olivia joined our Mayfair staff June 2018 after serving as one our children’s ministry interns Summer 2014 and 2015.  She graduated with a degree in Child Life in 2015 at Harding University.  In 2017, she also received a Masters and Educational Specialist degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Harding University. She and her husband Austin love ministering and hanging out with all the teens.  When they aren’t doing that, you’ll probably find them playing with their dog, Fitz. Olivia is passionate about sharing her love for Jesus and encouraging girls to live loved.  

  • Doug Smith

    CoNNECTIONS Minister

    With Mayfair since 2008, Doug is responsible for sSmall Groups, Counseling and Young Adult Ministries. As a licensed marriage and family therapist, Doug also serves as a counseling contact and provides referrals. Prior to his current role, Doug served in campus ministry roles at Middle Tennessee State and Tarleton State Universities, as well as a behavioral and drug rehab therapist with Three Springs. He is a native of Dothan, Alabama, and holds a B.A. in Bible from Lipscomb University and M.S. in marriage and family therapy from Amridge University. He is married to Jessica and has three children, Porter, Millie, and Davis.

  • Leigh Ann Benson

    Preschool Specialist

    Leigh Ann plans curriculum and activities for children ages 2-5, including Sunday and Wednesday classes. Prior to joining the staff in 2006, she taught in the Mayfair Child Development Center and at Central School in Madison Co. She holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from the University of Alabama. Leigh Ann is married to Sammy and has two children, Lauralee and Brant.

  • Dr. Gary Bradley


    Gary has preached for 59 years in Alabama and Tennessee, including 34 years as the pulpit minister for Mayfair. A native of Montgomery, he attended Alabama Christian College, and holds M.Th. and D. Min. degrees from Alabama Christian School of Religion. He continues his ministry to the church as a church growth consultant for churches across the US and Cuba, conducting workshops on leadership, preacher training, and church growth. He and his wife Bobbie have three children, six grandchildren, two great granddaughters, and one great grandson.

  • Tim Smith

    Inner-City Minister

    Tim Smith is minister of the Inner-City Church of Christ, a Mayfair outreach ministry into Huntsville's inner-city community's since 1994. In this role since 2008, Tim is responsible for preaching, teaching Bible classes, and overseeing a range of outreach activities for children, teens, families, seniors, homeless, and others in our inner-city communities. Tim is a native of Mississippi. He's married to Michelle and has one son, Sherif.

  • Norma Anderson

    Child Development Center Director

    A native of Parkersburg, West Virginia, and educator for more than 23 years before joining the Mayfair staff in 2006, Norma oversees Mayfair Child Development Center and its service to approximately 140 children and their families. She holds an elementary education degree from Southeastern Louisiana University. In addition to her MCDC work, Norma also volunteers for the American Cancer Society and has been involved in numerous other charitable and mission works. She is married to Tom, and they have two children, Tommy and Nicole.

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Sue Bell, Office Services Administrator

Dianna Gill, Receptionist

Buildings & Grounds

Allen Reynolds, Facilities Manager

Children's Ministry

Randy Fowler, Family Life Minister

Logan Jaks, Children's Minister

Kelsey Swearengen, Children's Minister

Leigh Ann Benson, Preschool Specialist

Roni Armstrong, Baby/Toddler Specialist and Ministry Assistant

Church Growth Ministry

Gary Bradley, Minister
Judy Guy, Ministry Assistant

College/Young Pro Ministry

Doug Smith, Minister
Beth Essner, Ministry Assistant

Faith Formation Ministry

Joe Essner, Minister

Brenda Neidert, Ministry Assistant

Finance Ministry

Noel Tallon, Finance Manager

Holly Tuten, Ministry Assistant

Elaine Gilfilen, Finance Specialist

Janie Deaton, Ministry Assistant

Hispanic/Latino Ministry

Inner-City Ministry

Tim Smith, Minister

Mayfair Child Development Center

Norma Anderson, Director

Lori Hall, Ministry Assistant

Preaching Ministry

Jason Bybee, Minister
Holly Tuten, Ministry Assistant

Worship Ministry

Lee Milam, Minister
Tamra Reynolds, Ministry Assistant

Youth Ministry

Matt Flynn, Minister

Jacob Hall, Junior High Minister

Olivia Messer, Girl's Minister

Nancy Farris, Ministry Assistant