A native of Hurley, MS, Brad has pastored Barton since September 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from William Carey (1999) and holds a Master of Divinity (2003) as well as a Doctorate in Ministry (2010), both from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to Barton, Brad and his wife, Allyson, and their two children, Ben and Abby, lived in Petal, MS where he served as pastor. He has also served in churches in Laurel, MS and Lucedale, MS.
Vonda was raised in Wade, MS. She received an Associates Degree in Nursing from MS Gulf Coast Community College (2011). She has been married to her high school sweetheart, Robin, since 1983. They have one son, Robby, who has three daughters, and they have one daughter & son in law, Lindsay and Allen, who have two sons. Before becoming secretary/Parish Nurse at Barton (2017), She worked as a RN in the medical field and as a secretary, nurse, bus driver at a local school.