Meet the Staff










Dr. Charles Brown

Senior Pastor 



thumbnail_IMG_4482Trey Byrns 


Associate Pastor

Trey joined the GSBC staff as Associate Pastor/Administrator in July 2019. He has previously served in various churches and other ministries throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Louisiana. He is also currently an IRR Chaplain for the US Navy. Trey holds a Masters of Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is an ordained minister.

He serves alongside his wife, Maria. They have two children, Truett and Meradith.

Trey enjoys spending time with his family, reading a good book, going to the beach, and exploring new places.

His favorite verse is II Timothy 2:2, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”


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 att

orney in Mississippi. Brooks holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mississippi College, Law Degree from the University of Mississippi, and a Master of D

ivinity 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.”


Aaron Griffin

Student Pastor

Aaron has been serving as the Student Pastor since July 2019. He has served as a Youth and Music Minister at another church before joining the GSBC staff. He also has worked as Manager of Lifeway Christian Bookstore. Aaron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from the University of Mobile and is a licensed and ordained minister.

He enjoys reading, traveling and kayaking. 

Aaron’s favorite verse is Psalm 19:14, “May these words of my mouth and this mediation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.”

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…”

Robin Seitz

CDC Assistant Director 

Robin has been serving as the Assistant CDC Director since August 2015. She has over 16 years of classroom experience. She loves teaching children, but mostly watching them grow. She has been married to her wonderful of 35 years. She has 3 adult children and 2 beautiful grandchildren.

Her favorite verse is Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

She loves and finds comfort in the fact that God is in control. She loves that our God who is in control says “Do not fear.” She is reminded that in all things God is ever ready. He is her strength and her guide. She wishes for all of you to join our family here at Government Street and help us to help you grow His Kingdom. 












Bryan Townsend  

GSCS Principal

Rebekah Smith

GSCS Assistant Principal

Rebekah has been serving as the Assistant Principal of GSCS since January 2019. She has previous experience teaching in various schools as both a 2nd and 4th grade teacher. She is a certified teacher in the State of Alabama and holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mobile in Elementary Education.

Rebekah has been happily married to her husband, Jason, for 20 years. They have four children: Caitlyn (18), Nathan (15), Everhett (13), and Meredith (12).

She enjoys reading-especially books in the Baxter Family Series by Karen Kingsbury. Her favorite color is purple.

Rebekah’s favorite verse is Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” 

Harriett Pittman  

 Administrative Assistant

Harriett has been serving as the Pastor’s Administrative Assistant since July 1986. She previously served at Oakdale Baptist Church and Manor Baptist Church.

She has two adult children, and three grandchildren.

Harriet’s favorite book is the Bible and she enjoys doing Wonderword Puzzles. Her favorite color is blue.

Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans, to give, you a hope and a future.’”

Tracie Collier

Administrative Assistant to Pastoral Ministries

Tracie has been serving as the Administrative Assistant to the Pastoral Ministries since December 2018. She has previous experience in working in various locations in the role of administrative assistant. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre from the University of Mobile.

She enjoys participating in Community Theater. She is obsessed with Korean dramas. Tracie’s favorite book is Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and her favorite musical is The Phantom of the Opera.

Her favorite verse is Matthew 14:19, “So He said, ‘Come.’ And when Peter came down out of the boat, he walked on the water to go to Jesus.”













Mallorie Wareham 

Financial 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.”