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Todd Oakley

Student Pastor

Family: I’m married to Lindsay and have two crazy and sweet girls Lila Kate (2009) and Anna Banks (2011).

Life: Outside of spending time with my wife and kids, my greatest passion is connecting with students and helping them to connect with Christ. I've been involved in student ministry since I was in high school and love watching students grow into the men and women God has called them to be.

Education: BA in Recess & Naptime, Braelinn Elementary School

B.S. in Business from Samford University,

M.Div. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Favorites: Hanging with my wife and kids, playing sports, watching sports, skiing, movies, ice cream floats, mission trips, white tigers, JT, Batman, the Falcons, Braves, and Bulldogs!

Reading: Bible, Crazy Love, Radical, Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life, Do Hard Things, & If You Give a Moose a Muffin (Do NOT read If You Give a Mouse a Cookie...its terrible).

Travel: had the privilege to serve internationally through missions in China twice, Dominican Republic twice, and Mexico and Belize once.

Call Todd @ 901.333.3358 Follow Todd on Twitter

Danielle Snider

Student Ministry Intern

Family: I have no husband. I have no children. I do have an awesome family though! I have two dogs, a fish (named Deborah, who ate her sister Denise), and a bunny. Oh, and I have two brothers and a sister.

Life: Thankfully, I grew up in church. My dad has served in ministry my entire life. I was saved when I was in middle school, but I didn’t fully surrender to God’s plan for my life until a couple years ago. I love travelling and sharing the Gospel with people wherever I am! Investing in people is my absolute favorite thing to do. I strive to live in complete surrender so that Christ may be glorified in my life.

Education: I graduated from Cedars of Lebanon Academy and I am currently pursuing a degree in Christian studies at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary

Favorite: Investing in the lives of people, reading God’s Word, Sports, Knitting (NOT), Running, biking (kind of), Enoing, Exploring, Hiking, Travelling, Camping, and going to the Beach! Basically I love doing anything outdoors with my friends!

Reading: Top of the list is obviously God’s Word, but most of my reading consists of reading to the kids I babysit. I also enjoy books by Francis Chan, David Platt, Matt Chandler, and Shannon Ethridge (Every Young Woman’s Battle)

Travel: I have had the privilege of serving on mission in Uganda, Ethiopia, Guatemala, and Costa Rica. I have also enjoyed visiting Egypt, London, and Costa Rica.

Call Danielle @ 901.333.3368 Follow Danielle on Instagram

Jan Jones

Student Ministry Assistant

Family: I am married to Jeff Jones (campus minister at U of M). We have 4 teenagers: Emily (19), Caleb (17), Ellie (14), Ensley (12) that keep us running and take all our money.

Life: When school is in session, you will find me subbing at Appling MIddle School and attending Bartlett High School football games, soccer games, and choir concerts as well as Appling MIddle School volleyball games, football games, basketball games and choir concerts. I am grateful that subbing in schools and attending school events has given me the opportunity to meet students and their familes with the purpose of sharing life and my Jesus with them.

Education: I graduated from Union University (96) with a BS in Elementary Education (K-8)

Favorites: Spending time with Jeff and the kiddos, exploring Memphis, trying new restaurants, taking pics, hosting college kids and students in our home, volunteering at Appling Middle and Bartlett High Schools, traveling

Reading: I typically read about 1 or 2 books a year...when on vacation. But I often pick up my kids' books lying around the house and read a bit of them before having to return them to the library!

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