Meet the Staff

Scotty Jernigan

Senior Pastor



Brooks Alexander


Education Pastor

Brooks has been serving as the Associate/Education Pastor since November 2000. He has previously served as a church planter and Missions Pastor in Missouri. He also has previous experience as an attorney in Mississippi. Brooks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, Law Degree from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

He is happily married to his wife, Cathy. They have two adult sons.

Brooks enjoys traveling, watching sports, and exercising.

His favorite verse is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your path straight.”

Deborah Eddie 

CDC Director

Deborah has been serving as Director of the CDC since December 2015. She has experience in various fields involving childcare. Deborah holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Louisiana College and is an American Red Cross certified instructor for Adult/Pediatric CPR, First Aid, and AED.

She is happily married to David. They have two adult children.

Deborah enjoys collecting seashells.

She has two favorite verses. Matthew 6:33, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” And Psalm 46:10, “Be still and know that I am God…”


Melissa Davis

CDC Assistant Director 


Bryan Townsend  

GSCS Principal

Tracie Collier 

Administrative Assistant



Chris Turner

Technology Director

Chris has been serving as Technology Director at GSBC since March 2019. He has experience in working in the technology field in various areas and has been working on computers since he was 14 years old.

Chris is blissfully married to his wife, Amanda. They have a dog named Nibbler.

He enjoys playing computer games and DIY projects.

Chris’ favorite verse is Matthew 18:20, “For what two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”