Jeff James, Lead Pastor

Jeff is a graduate of Mississippi College and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Prior to coming to Green Valley as Lead Pastor in July 2011, Jeff served for 20 years as the Lead Pastor for multiple churches in Mississippi.  Jeff and his wife, Jo Ellen, have two children.




Amy Phifer, Preschool Director

Although Amy has been a member at Green Valley for many years, she joined the staff in April 2012 as Director of Preschool Ministries. Amy grew up in the Birmingham area and graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She and her husband Trent have three children.



Dawn Corley, Activities Director

Originally from Kentucky, Dawn came to Alabama by way of Louisiana, Illinois, and Indiana.  She holds degrees in recreation and communication from Murray State University.  Dawn was named Activities Director at Green Valley in October of 2004.  She and her husband, Jeff, have two sons.




Jo Ellen James, Director of Next Steps

Jo Ellen graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in communication/public relations. In her role, she coordinates efforts to ensure that all people from first time guests to members are engaged in taking their next step. Jo Ellen and her husband, Jeff, have two children.


Marion Eubank, Pastor of Missions and Ministry

Marion has been at Green Valley for over 25 years as Worship Leader and Minister of Music.  His wife, Karen and he are blessed to have two girls who are married with children.  “Bubba”, as he is most widely known is a graduate of Samford University and Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.



Bryan Rice, Student Pastor

Bryan is a graduate of Anderson University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He married his high school sweetheart, Alyssa, in June of 2014 and joined the Green Valley staff in July of 2014.





Anna Davidson, Communications


Anna is a part of the Creative Team and promotes GV’s purpose and passion across all of our environments, events, and services through marketing and social media. She is a 2013 graduate of Auburn University. 






Nancy Reeves, Financial Manager

Nancy graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Public Accounting and worked for Ernst and Young before having children.  She also has 18 years of experience in church financial work. Nancy and her husband Randall have been a part of the Green Valley family for many years. They have two grown children and two first graders. 


Stephen Fryrear, Worship Pastor

Stephen graduated from Belmont University in 2008 where he studied Voice. He and his wife Carleigh moved to Birmingham from San Antonio in 2013. Stephen came on staff at Green Valley in the fall of 2017. He is passionate about songwriting and his son Silas.





Sara Jane Campbell, Director of

Children's Ministry

Sara Jane is the Director of GV Kids. She attended The University of Alabama and has her Master’s in Elementary Education. Sara Jane and her husband, Britt, have been blessed with four sons.





Katie Spargo, Creative Director

Katie graduated from Auburn University at Montgomery in 2014 with a degree in graphic design. She worked at a digital marketing agency for 3 years before joining the Green Valley staff in 2018. She and her husband, Nate, have been attending Green Valley since 2016.   




Jenny Ling, Ministry Assistant

Jenny attended Troy University where she majored in Business Administration. Prior to coming to Green Valley, Jenny was a Branch Specialist at America's First Federal CU. Jenny and her husband, Matt, joined Green Valley in June 2015. They welcomed their daughter, Maggie James, to their family in May 2017.