February 2019   
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Michael Gordon

Age: I am 43 and my wife Kellie is 41

Family:  We have three children, Jacob is 23 his wife Amie is 24, Kaitlyn is 17, and Tycen is 8.

Education: I have my AA from Wallace State and my BS from Athens State and currently working on my MA in Student Affairs at UWA, my wife has her degree in PTA as well as RN.

I accepted the call to ministry many years ago and served in various youth roles.(director, pastor etc.)  I accepted the call to pastor a little over two years ago and God has continued to open doors for my family and I to minister. We love missions, VBS and singing, we are always looking for new exciting ways to minister and share God's amazing love while keeping the scripture first and foremost in our life.  We truly believe the church is the hands and feet of God meant to reach a lost and dying world.  


Karen Goodwin

Karen is a life-long resident of Oak Grove and was married to Rodney Goodwin for 32 years before he went home to be with the Lord in January of 2017. She was saved in 1978 and has spent a life of service to the Lord as pianist, secretary/treasurer, VBS director and in the Wednesday night children’s ministry at her former church. 

Karen has owned her own business in Bessemer for the past 12 years. She has 4 children, 7 grandchildren and one great grandchild. 

Ezra is blessed to have Karen and her family in our fellowship and blessed to have her servant’s heart in the position of church secretary. 

Youth Minister and Minister of Music

Nathan Kitchens

Nathan is a native of western Kentucky. He has three younger sisters (Rachel, Hannah, and Rebekah) and is the son of Joe Kitchens and Jeanne Kitchens, a preschool teacher at Bessemer Academy. His family moved from Kentucky to Hueytown in 2011.

Nathan was saved and baptized at the age of 8 at Concord Baptist in Hopkinsville, KY. He graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2012, with a degree in political science & economics and a second degree in Hispanic Studies. After spending a year in New York and two in Atlanta, he joined his family in Hueytown in order to continue graduate studies at UAB and teach Spanish at Bessemer Academy.

Though he continues to regularly substitute teach at Bessemer Academy, he is now a Graduate Teaching Assistant and full-time M.A. student in the Department of English at UAB. There, Nathan is also the president of the Christian Grads Fellowship. He is currently working towards a Master of Theological Studies through the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's online program, as well."

He now lives in Bessemer and loves the opportunity to impact the lives of young people for their good and God's glory both in school and at church.