Jonathan EdwardsJonathan Edwards
Minister of Sports Outreach

Jonathan started with FBCT in August 2023 after 20+ years in the corporate world. He was born in Indiana and grew up in Chelsea, Alabama. He graduated from UAB in 1999.

Jonathan meet his wife at UAB and they have been married for 26 years and have two daughters and one son. He likes all things sports and one of his favorite activities is sharing the hope of Jesus with inmates by playing softball in prisons. If you want to play a sport, chances are he has played and will join you next time.

Adam RussellAdam Russell
Sports Outreach Assistant

Adam started with FBCT in November of 2023. He has previous careers in being a stay at home dad, teaching and coaching track and cross country, commercial construction, and management.

His family moved to Trussville when he was a child, and started attending FBCT soon thereafter. He graduated from HTHS, where he ran Cross Country and Track. Adam graduated from Auburn University of Montgomery. While there he was blessed with the opportunity to run Cross Country, and more importantly it's where he met his awesome wife! They have two beautiful daughters.

He loves spending time outside in God's creation doing just about anything, including hiking, fishing, building, golf (disc and ball), but most often you will find him running on the trails or around town. He has a passion for sports, recreation, and wellness and his goal is to help others become the best versions of themselves that they can be - physically, mentally, and spiritually

Kathy BowmanKathy Bowman
Recreation Associate - Health & Nutrition

Kathy has been with First Baptist since 2002, holding a business degree in management from Jacksonville State University, also attending the University of Alabama along the way.

Hers is a blended family, marrying Ken Brasfield in 2013. A mom, stepmom, and grandmother, Kathy’s world changed in 2013 when her then 17-year-old son Brock lost his life in an accident along the Cahaba River. She is picture of God’s goodness and faithfulness in the wake of tragedy, displaying His undeniable strength and presence in her life. Her oldest son, Braxton, is married to Kaitlin and they have three children; Jackson, Collins and Wyatt. Ken and Kathy are expecting their 4th grandchild; the proud parents are Cody and Caitlyn Brasfield. They will also be welcoming a new daughter when their son Luke gets married this fall.

The mother of two boys, her life has always centered on sports, where naturally she now serves at FBCT. She enjoys cheering on the Huskies and the Crimson Tide, exercising, being outdoors, reading, going to the beach, watching her grandchildren play sports and dance, and serving in church.

Hope GarrettHope Garrett
Public Relations/Ministry Assistant

Hope grew up in Trussville and attended FBCT in high school. She graduated from The University of Alabama in 2018 with a degree in Public Relations. She can’t believe she is able to give back to her home church by doing what she loves!

Hope married her high school sweetheart, Nick Garrett, in 2019. They’re excited to start their future together, all while continuing to serve the Lord and do His work.

An avid reader and movie buff, Hope loves spending free time with her nose in a book or in front of the silver screen with a bucket of popcorn!