Ministerial Team

Matt Coby

Minister of Students and Recreation

Matt joined the staff in January of 2022. He is a native of Boaz, AL. where he graduated in 2008. Matthew is married to Jessica, and they have 2 sons, Samuel, and Elijah. The Lord called him into Vocational ministry in 2009 while pursuing his undergraduate degree from Jacksonville State University. He has since graduated from JSU with a Degree in Business Management, and from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. Matt enjoys Music, Golf, Snowboarding, Ultimate Frisbee, and most any other outdoor activity.

Brad Johnson

Minister of Worship and Media

Brad has served as Minister of Worship and Media since May of 2017. He graduated from the University of Mobile in May 2004. Since 2000, Brad has served in  worship and student ministries in North Mississippi and North/Central Alabama. Brad's desire in leading worship is to help the church direct their attention to God, stand in awe of Him, have their affection for Him deepened, and joyfully answer His call. He and his wife, Sarah, were married in 2008 and they have two children, Gray and Maggie. 

Jonathan Lancaster

Minister of Discipleship and Assimilation

Jonathan Lancaster joined the Gilliam team in 2023. He is a native of Boaz. As a six year old, God used the simple gospel presentation of his Sunday School teacher to guide him toward salvation in Christ. As a twenty-two year old, Jonathan surrendered to God's call to vocational ministry. He is married to Cindy, and God has blessed them with two great children–Kathryn and Aaron. He is a 1999 graduate of Auburn University and earned his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2005. Jonathan loves to teach people the truth of God’s Word and help them become disciples of Christ.

Theresa Mayo

Director of Children and Family Ministries

Theresa has served our Children's Ministry at Gilliam Springs since 2005. For her, there is nothing more exciting than to see a child develop foundations in Christ and become a Christian, well except maybe watching them develop habits for a life-long relationship with Christ! Theresa is married to Lee (25+ years), they have two adult children, Seth and Caylee Beth (married to Ryan). Theresa's favorite things are SummerPalooza, teaching, reading, and spending time with her grandsons, Miles, Titus, and Zeke.

Caylee Beth McElrath

Director of CDC and Preschool Ministry

Caylee Beth joined the staff in September 2021. She graduated with her bachelors degree In Social Work from Troy University. She and her husband Ryan have three little boys, Miles, Titus, & Zeke. Caylee Beth serves here as our church-wide Preschool Director and our Child Development Center Director.  

Jeremy Patterson

Executive Pastor and Missions

Jeremy joined the staff at Gilliam Springs in July of 2019 as the Minister of Missions. He has been in the ministry for many years where he has served as Pastor as well as, other staff positions in ministry that the Lord has directed.  He is married to Amanda and she also serves with the Gilliam team as a Ministry Assistant. They have been married for many years and served the Lord together with their children Hayden, Austin, and Kendall.  Jeremy has a background in business and pursued a Masters in Theology from Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary. His passions are serving the Lord locally and globally along with his family.

Jamey Pruett


Jamey has served as pastor since August of 2011. He grew up in Birmingham and was saved at the age of 15 and surrendered to ministry at 18. He is married to Ashleigh, and they have 3 sons: Josiah, Isaac, and Nathaniel. He is a graduate of Mobile College and Beeson Divinity School at Samford University and earned his D.Min. from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. A love for the Church and its mission drive Jamey in his ministry.

Dick Spybey

Minister of Senior Adults and Congregational Care

Dick Spybey's 40-year professional career began at the University of Alabama (Tuscaloosa) where he served 18 years as the Men's & Women's Golf Coach.  In 2002, with God giving him a change of heart and passion, Coach Spybey felt led into Christian Education. In 2017, he accepted a call and served as Minister of Recreation & Men here at Gilliam Springs.  After a short stint in South Alabama, Dick has returned as Minister of Senior Adults & Congregational Care.  He & wife Mary have been married for 38 years.  They have one son, Rick, daughter-in-law Katie, and grandchildren, Roland, Miller, and Mary Caroline.