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James Taylor

Senior Pastor

pastor@cbcprattville.org

James became Senior Pastor at Camellia in September of 2020. He is originally from Opelika, AL, and graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in History in 2006. In 2012, he graduated from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, with a Master's of Divinity degree in Biblical Counseling.

He began his ministry in 2007 as a NAMB missionary, serving at the Edgewood Baptist Center in Dayton, OH. He then served from 2009-2013 as Associate Pastor of Counseling & Outreach at Beallwood Baptist Church in Columbus, GA. For seven years, from 2013-2020, he was Senior Pastor at First Baptist Church in Clay, KY.
 

He has been married to Hilary (from Enterprise, AL) since 2007. They have 4 children: Elijah, Adin, Anna, and Samuel. They have homeschooled their children since 2014.

James primarily preaches expositorily through books of the Bible. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 says that all Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable to give us everything we need for righteousness and to equip us for good works. Colossians 3:16 is a driving motivation in his preaching, counseling, and ministry, that the word of God would richly dwell in the members of Camellia.

Peyton Kelly

Associate Pastor of Music & Ministries

pkelly@cbcprattville.org

Peyton began serving as Associate Pastor of Music & Ministries in July of 2021.      He is originally from Ramer, AL and graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelor's degree of Music in Church Music in 2011. He has also studied at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Peyton began his ministry in 2004 & has served in many capacities in the life of the local church, ranging from children to senior adults & domestic and international missions. He comes to us from Pascagoula, MS where he served as Worship Pastor at Arlington Baptist Church from 2014 - 2021.  

He has been married to Kayla (from Vancleave, MS) since 2014. 

They have 3 children: Hannah Faith, Elizabeth, & Jack.

Blake Turner

Student Ministries Director 

bturner@cbcprattville.org

Blake became the Student Ministries Director in March 2017. He is also our College and Career Ministries Director, which is available for all individuals 18-25 years old. Blake is married to Kortney Perry Turner of Prattville, AL. He enjoys sports, the great outdoors, and spending quality time with his family. Prior to his current position, Blake was a Warhawk Recruiter for Auburn University at Montgomery for three years from 2014-2017. Blake enjoys spending time both at the lake and at the beach.  Blake likes to meet new people, so come out and meet our awesome Student Ministries Director/College and Career Ministries Director

Charlotte McGuire

Secretary

office@cbcprattville.org

 

Charlotte began working at Camellia in 2002.  She enjoys visiting with those who call or come by, taking care of the daily duties of the church office, and taught Sunday School for many years.  She loves spending time with her family, music, sunshine, and animals (especially dogs).

BJ Lazenby

Financial Secretary

records@cbcprattville.org

 

Financial secretary, Billie Joyce, known as "B. J." by most folks, is a charter member of Camellia and has enjoyed serving on staff since 1976.  She loves the interaction she is able to have on a daily basis with her church family and visitors.  B. J. and her husband, Lamar, enjoyed lake life for 20 years but have returned to live in Prattville in recent years. She enjoys time with her family, especially her grandkids.