Leadership

Jason Durant

Lead Pastor

“Jason

Jason and Jamie moved to Troy in June of 2013 with their children, Paisley and Judson.  In coming to town to start Troy Church, Jason launched into one of his dreams, creating a church where people are taught the gospel while they find the freedom to be authentic regardless of where they stand in relation to Jesus.  You will find Jason to be a regular guy who also happens to love Jesus and be a pastor.  His loves include his family, investing in people, Alabama football, and Chicago Cubs baseball.  Jason holds an undergraduate degree in business marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a graduate degree in Christian leadership from Liberty Theological Seminary.

Adam Carson

Elder

“Adam

Adam was raised in Dothan, AL where his family still resides. Upon graduating from Troy University in 2007, Adam married his wife Ashley and they were both called to Christ early in their marriage. In 2012 Adam and Ashley returned to Troy with their twin daughters Camryn and Claire (son Roman born in October 2015). They never dreamed they would be called to be a part of a church plant, but when searching for a new church home they fell right in line with the mission of Troy Church and its focus on intentional discipleship. Adam is humbled to serve with the elders and leaders of Troy Church who are dedicated to the truth of scripture that is lived out in love like Christ has shown us. When Adam has down time, he primarily enjoys spending time outdoors playing golf, hunting, fly fishing and recreational shooting.

Eric Law

Elder

Eric Law

Eric Law, a Troy native, first became a believer at age 11 in a simple country church in Ansley, AL. After graduation from high school here in Troy he attended Troy University and began a more intimate spiritual journey with God. Eric returned to Troy in 2012 with a specific desire to serve the people of Pike County who served him for so long. As part of this service, Eric also had a deep desire to be a part of a church plant here in Troy, particularly a church plant where the focus is an authentic delivery of the scripture. Previously he participated in a church plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where the core beliefs he held regarding church and the gospel were challenged and refined. Currently he serves the community of Troy as a Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician, as a medical director for a local hospice and as father of two boys, Noble and Sam, and husband to Teresa Law. His deepest desire is to see lives transformed by the scripture and live a life that makes much of our Lord.

Rett McGowin

Elder

“Rett

Born and raised in Pensacola, FL, Rett left home to attend Troy State University to major in music.  His desire was to be a session artist.  Meeting Donna, his wife of 38+ years now, God changed his mind and graduated in math education where he taught secondary education.  Christ redeemed him in 1986 and the whole paradigm of his life changed (infinitely more than just a major at school).  Their first child (Quay) was born in 1987 and two others (Chase and Molly Kate) shortly after that. He and Donna ministered at First Baptist Church in Troy in college life and young married couples.  He pastored a church in Banks, AL for 2½ years and returned to First Baptist Church.  In November of 2015 Rett was invited to preach at Troy Church.  He was awed by the love of Christ that flowed here.  Several months after that God led Donna and Molly Kate (daughter) to attend service here.  Very soon they all knew Troy Church was where the Lord personally placed them…Jesus’ real love for Jesus’ real people…which they needed.  It is a joy for Rett to be a servant leader alongside elders and team leaders that have such a creative vision for the Kingdom of God.

George Burttram

Benevolence Ministry Director & Assistant Lead of Setup & Breakdown

“George

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Esther Faulkner

Host Team Lead

Esther Faulkner

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Joey Faulkner

Host Team Lead

“Joey

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Mary Hall

Assistant Team Lead - Troy Kids

“Mary

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Jesse Herbert

Small Groups Team Lead

Jesse Herbert

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Gail Herring

Administrative Coordinator

Gail

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Bill Laney

Setup & Breakdown Team Lead

Bill Laney

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Teresa Law

Domestic Missions Leader

Teresa Law

My husband, Eric, and I moved to Troy in 2012 with our two children and a dream to be a part of church planting in our home community. God has been faithful to allow us to be a part of Troy Church since it’s inception. To know God and make Him known to others has directed our pursuits and passions over the past 15 years. Troy Church has brought life-long friendships and continues to challenge me to follow after Jesus more each day. It is my desire to see Pike County changed as God makes Himself known through our engagement in showing real love for real people in our community. Carrying out the great commission is a command, not a suggestion. Through local missions, I hope to bring needs in our community to the forefront in service possibilities for Troy Church. Our goal is to make God known in actions and in words as we form relationships through service.

Donna McGowin

Women's Ministry Team Lead

Donna

Donna Dismukes McGowin – Married to Rett McGowin for 38 years.  We have three children (Quay, Chase & Molly Kate), 2 daughters-in-law (Mandy & Ryan), and two grandchildren (Sully & Emma). 6th Grade Math Teacher at Troy Elementary School.  Have been teaching for 19 years.  Enjoy reading a good book and cooking for my family.  Favorite place to be –  the beach!!  My favorite book of the Bible is James. Love, love love spending time with Sully and Emma!!!

Lesley Parrish

Troy Kids Team Lead

Lesley Parrish

Lesley Parrish was born on base at Fort Rucker, AL, and in addition being born on base, she relocated a great deal in her young life.  Despite many moves, her family settled in Lafayette, LA as a permanent residence for 16 years.   She later relocated during high school to Birmingham, AL and graduated from Homewood High School.  She graduated from the University of Alabama and then went on to continue her education at Belmont University where she was awarded a Doctorate Degree in 2002.  She then married her husband, Josh, and over the next ten years they had 2 children, Abbie and Luke, and worked in Nashville, TN.  Despite attending many different churches in Nashville, they could never find one they could call home.  However, she was always drawn to the message of Love and Grace that Jesus Christ offered.  Early in her PT career she quickly focused on sports medicine and has worked with many different types of athletes from high school to professional.  Through God’s provision, she was later recruited to Troy University to be Physical Therapist on campus in 2012.   Lesley and Josh relocated to Troy, AL and quickly found Troy Church and became very involved from the very beginning.  Due to their friendships and their love of Christ fostered by Troy Church, they have become active members in the Troy Church community for over 6 years.  They never dreamed they would be called to be a part of a church plant, but when searching for a new church home they fell right in line with the mission of Troy Church and its focus on intentional discipleship. Lesley is humbled to serve with the Children’s ministry along her co-leads, Mary Hall and Katie Vaughn.  Every week, she is blessed to be a part of starting the Gospel Story in Children’s lives. When Lesley has down time, she primarily enjoys spending time watching sports, playing tennis, and reading. 

Michael Robinson

Worship Team Lead

“Michael

Michael was born and raised in a small town in North Alabama called Hayden, where his family still lives today. He was raised in the church and began following Christ at a young age. In high school, Michael’s church hired a new youth pastor whose name was Jason Durant. (See above) Michael and his soon-to-be wife, Liz, grew very close to Jason and Jamie Durant throughout high school and college. Michael married Liz in his senior year of college and after graduating from college at Athens State University, Michael and his wife felt a calling to go and serve alongside Jason and Jamie as they planted Troy Church. Their hope is to leverage their lives in any way possible to advance the Gospel of Jesus Christ no matter where they live, what job they work in, or what stage of life they are in. Currently Michael works as a Software Developer for the State of Alabama and enjoys camping, fishing, biking, swimming, playing basketball, Atlanta Braves baseball, and so much more!

Zach Spann

Director of Ministries

Zach Spann

Zach came to Troy from Pell City, Al as an undergraduate student in 2008. During Zach’s college years, God used a variety of people and circumstances to transform Zach from an infant in the faith to someone grounded in the Gospel and passionate about God’s work in and through the local church. After an attempt to uproot and move on after school that took Zach as far away as California, God called him back to Troy during the Fall of 2012. Zach soon met his wife, Fran, and developed a passion for Kingdom work in the community of Troy. Zach and Fran married in 2013 and accepted a full-time role at First Baptist Church in college ministry from then until July of 2018. That summer God would call Zach to serve as the Director of Ministries here at Troy Church. Zach and Fran have three growing boys- Jones, JD, and Jasper, and love being active as a family. In his free time Zach enjoys fishing, cycling, and pretty much anything else outside. 

Amy Stubblefield

Connections Guide

“Amy

Amy and Kris Stubblefield have lived in Troy their entire married life and are raising two daughters, Caroline and Hannah. They praise an all- knowing God who led them to Troy Church a little over a year ago. The “real love for real people” atmosphere immediately led them to believe God wanted them to love others through serving at Troy Church. Amy is the lead of the First Impressions Team (FIT) and blessed with a crew that does more than just say “hello”, they find a way to bless others gathered for worship.

Katie Vaughn

Assistant Team Lead - Troy Kids

Katie Vaughn

Katie was born and raised in Elba, AL where she attended Elba High School.  She later graduated from Troy University in 2005.  Katie has lived in Troy ever since and is raising her 7-year-old son, Jack. They began attending Troy Church in 2016 and soon after becoming members Katie joined the First Impressions Team and Troy Kids Volunteers. It wasn’t long before she felt God’s pull to serve differently. She inquired with Pastor Durant about anything Troy Church might need and he came up with a 3-man team to lead Troy Kids.  She happily accepted the position of an Assistant Director where she schedules weekly volunteers to lead nursery and teach. Katie enjoys running, fly-fishing and hunting with Jack. 

Matt Walker

Media & Communications Team Lead

“Matt

Matt and Angie Walker moved to Troy in late October, 2016, and set out to find a church body that shared their belief in reaching out to people in need, reaching in to the Body of Christ, and reaching up to serve the Lord. After joining Troy Church in early 2017, they began serving in different areas of the body and loved the atmosphere of acceptance and true devotion to God. It is their goal as Media and Communications leads to help communicate the story of God’s love, grace, and desire to bless His children to Troy and all of Pike County.

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