Meet The Team

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    Bryant May

    Lead Pastor

    Bryant and Heather are originally from Brandon. Bryant and Heather were married in November 2008 after meeting at Mississippi College. Bryant has a Masters of Divinity from Liberty Seminary and has a passion to teach and lead people from the truth of God’s Word. Bryant also spends time broadcasting sports and cheering for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Bryant and Heather also enjoy spending family time with their son, Braylon and foster daughter “C”.

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    Brian Rester

    Discipleship Pastor

    Brian is from Pelahatchie, Mississippi. He has been married to his wife Brittany since 2011, and they have two children Ashlyn and Grayson. Brittany also serves on our staff team as the LittleLIFE Director. Brian is finishing his Bachelors degree in Leadership & Ministry and has a desire to see people connect with others and Jesus through intentional relationships. Brian works full-time for Service Masters and enjoys hanging out with his family and cheering on LSU.

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    Josh Jordan

    Worship and Student Pastor

    Josh is originally from Clinton, MS. He met his wife Celeste while they were both serving as student leaders at church, and they were married April 16, 2011. Josh graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in business but has been a part of worship and student ministry for several years. He loves being a dad and hanging out with their daughter Piper and son Judah. Josh also enjoys writing music and being outdoors.

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    Jack Smith

    Operations & Mobilization Pastor

    Jack is from Brandon, MS. He and his wife Lauren met in high school and were married in April 2010. Jack graduated from the University of Mississippi with a degree in business administration and worked in the business world for several years in the insurance industry. Jack also serves part-time in the MS Army National Guard. Lauren works from home as a virtual administrative assistant. Jack and Lauren have a daughter Mary Olive.

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    Brooke Reed

    KidLIFE & City Reach Director

    Brooke is from Brandon, MS and is a Mississippi College graduate with a Psychology degree working to pursue her masters. In addition to parents who were in children’s ministry, Brooke also previously served as the Director of Children’s Ministry at a growing church-plant where she led preschool and elementary ministries. Brooke enjoys doing stand-up comedy and spending time with her family.

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    Brittany Rester

    LittleLIFE Director

    Brittany is from Clinton Mississippi. She has been married to her husband Brian since 2011. Brian also serves on our staff team as the Discipleship Pastor. Brittany graduated from Grace Bible College with an Associates degree in Leadership and Ministry. She enjoys spending time with her daughter Ashlyn and son Grayson.

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    Natalie Michael

    Ministry Assistant

    Natalie is originally from Pelahatchie, MS. She and her husband Ron have been married since 1995. Natalie has an accounting degree from Belhaven University and loves spending time with her grandchildren. Ron is retired from the MS National Guard and is a JROTC Director at a local high school.

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    Jeri McKnight

    Environment Coordinator & Ministry Assistant

    Jeri has been a resident of Pearl for the past ten plus years, moving from Forest, MS where she owned Jeri’s School of Dance for twenty-two years. She has one daughter, Stacie, and a granddaughter, Brittany. She is currently in the Insurance Business and fills her spare time with volunteer work, music, reading and gardening