Before joining Chapel Hill, Shannon served churches in both Tennessee and Alabama. Having grown up in a Christian home, Shannon accepted Christ at the age of nine and answered God's call to the Gospel Ministry in 2001.
Shannon is a graduate of Troy State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree.
He and his wife Wendy have four children, Harlee, Hamilton, Adelyn and Avery.
Shannon's passion is to see believers fulfilling their God-given commission. Shannon enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and cycling.
Rob Livingston grew up in Tamaqua, Pa. He played baseball, he bowled, and played the tenor saxophone. It was the saxophone that brought him to Tuscaloosa in 1997 to march in the Million Dollar Band. Along with traveling with the Tide, he received his degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. In 2001 he met a beautiful woman who helped introduce him to Christ. In 2002 he gave his life to Christ and was baptized. He started working at Chapel Hill’s Summer Camp that same June. Rob was a counselor for two summers before taking over as Director in 2005, and is still very involved today.
The same beautiful girl who led him to Christ became Rob’s wife in May of 2003. Erica and Rob have three wonderful children: Henry, Coelton, and Lillia. Erica works as the Freshman Chemistry Lab Coordinator at the University of Alabama. When they are not working they enjoy spending time together with their kiddos.
Rob began as a volunteer Children’s director, worked bi-vocationally for years, and in 2013 was moved to full time Director of Children’s Ministries and Recreation. Rob drove a school bus for many years in the Tuscaloosa County school system. If you saw a guy in a crazy hat, that was probably him! Over the years, Rob has served in various positions including interim youth pastor and interim administrator. In January 2019, he became the full time Minister of Children, Recreation and Administration. In December 2019, he received a M.A.C.E. Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Rob enjoys spending time with his family, Alabama football, and traveling. He still enjoys bowling and dreams of bowling his 3rd perfect game (300) someday. Until then, he will just be happy teaching his kids how to play baseball, softball, basketball, soccer, and (just about) anything else they’d like to learn.
Casey was born in Enterprise, AL; After graduating from Enterprise High School, he went to Troy State University, where he received his B.S. Degree in Music. Bro. Casey has served in various churches in Alabama and Louisiana for 18 years before coming to Chapel Hill in June of 2017. Casey has been married to Jennifer since 1998 and they have two children, Troy and Ben. Casey has been at Chapel Hill since June 2017.
Josh was born in Holly Pond, AL. He graduated from Holly Pond High School and later from Snead State Community College with an Associate’s degree in Computer Engineering. He then attended the University of South Alabama where he was called into ministry and met his beautiful wife Aly.
Josh transferred to and graduated from Athens State University with a B.S. degree in Mathematics and a minor in religion. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
Josh has served in various churches in Alabama and Florida since his call to ministry in 2007. Josh and Aly were married in 2009 and have two wonderful children, Matthew and Esmae. They are excited about being back home in Northport and seeing what God has in store for the future!
Ken grew up in Louisville, Mississippi and holds a BA from Mississippi College, a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Luther Rice Seminary. After graduating from New Orleans, Ken married the love of his life, the former Mary Harless. They have 1 daughter, Tracy and 2 grandchildren, Sarah and Joel.
Ken served as senior pastor of Northridge Baptist Church in Northport for 30 years before retiring from the full time pastorate in 2009. Northridge named him Pastor Emeritus. Over his 30 years of ministry in Tuscaloosa County, Ken served in many areas of denominational life at both the association and state levels as well as First Vice Chairman of the North American Mission Board.
Retiring to the Cheeks simply means “redirection” in ministry. They joined the Chapel Hill family and began leading the senior adult ministry. Over the next 7 years in addition to working with the seniors at Chapel Hill, Ken served as interim pastor for 4 other churches. In January of 2017 Chapel Hill asked him to join the staff as Associate Pastor.
Ken loves to fish, read and travel but his number one passion (after preaching!) is people. He loves to fellowship with friends and meeting new folks.
My name is Stacey Johnson. I am a Northport native and graduate from Tuscaloosa County High School. Early on in my life I realized God had given me desires, talents and abilities to work with young children. Through His amazing “interruption” in my life I found the College of Human Environmental Sciences at the University of Alabama. I graduated with a degree in Child Development with a concentration in Child Life. After five years in the working world, I returned to get my Master’s degree in Child Life.
I am blessed to be surrounded with a wonderful family. My husband and I have been married 20 years. We have three children, two He allowed us to raise here on this Earth and one He is holding for us in Heaven! My oldest daughter is seventeen and my youngest son is thirteen. As a family we enjoy trips to the beach, riding bikes at the Riverwalk and simply being together. When I am not busy with baseball, basketball or other family activities I really like to shop!
Ryan grew up in Northport, AL and graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School. After high school, he attended Shelton State Community College, then transferred to The University of Alabama where he graduated with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education. He is currently pursing a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from The University of West Alabama. He is currently teaching 2nd grade at Northport Elementary School.
Meredith grew up in Elrod, Alabama and graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School. She attended The University of Alabama and graduated with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies. She has taught 3rd and 4th grade at Flatwoods Elementary for 5years. She is currently the Library Media Specialist at Crestmont Elementary School.
Ryan has worked at Chapel Hill’s Summer Camp since 2010 and has been one of the Directors since 2016. Meredith has worked Summer Camp since 2014 and has been one of the Directors since 2018. They married in 2018 and enjoy hiking as well as spending time with family and friends.
My name is Kim Osborn. I was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, AL. After graduating from Holt High School I went to the University of Alabama and the University of West Alabama, where I received a BS and MA Degree in Early Childhood/Elementary Education. I taught in the Tuscaloosa County School System for 27 years before retiring in June of 2018. I have been married to Dylan Osborn since March 1990. We have a daughter named Peyton who attends and swims for Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. I love going to the beach, hiking, kayaking and spending time with my family!