Danny and Susan started life and ministry together in 1981. They have three grown children and two grandchildren. When they met, Danny was the pastor of Open Door Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama where he served for twelve and a half years. Danny moved the family to Lynchburg, Virginia and directed the pastoral training program at Liberty University as the Dean of the Seminary while Susan taught in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department until 2005. At that time, Danny and Susan headed south to Chattanooga, Tennessee where he served as the President of Tennessee Temple University and pastor of Highland Park Baptist Church. Now, they begin a new adventure in Birmingham, Alabama, at the Church at Chelsea-Westover. This burden and dream for a church plant along the growing 280 corridor was sparked by David and Christie Wilson, Servpro owners and former church members at Open Door Baptist Church. The core group is growing together in love and fellowship, praying for God’s plan to be accomplished through His people in the Chelsea-Westover area. The Shelby County Baptist Association, Alabama Baptists and the North American Mission Board are jointly supporting this new church plant!
Benji was saved at a young age and has kept Christ 1st in everything. He has been involved in Worship Ministries, Administrative, & Media in several churches through the years and recently the Associate Worship Pastor of Daystar Family Church in Tuscaloosa, Al. God has brought him through several things in life as reminder to keep Christ as the head of his life. Benji has been apart of several worship studio recordings and loves recording on his own. He has written several Praise & Worship songs and currently uses them during live Worship. Benji is married to Sarah Wilson & has 2 children (Sammie & Mahlon). If you would like to listen to Benji’s Testimony, click on the link below:
If you would like to be involved in the Worship Ministry at the Church of Chelsea/Westover, please email Benji or call the church office at 205.678.2224.
Deidra Brown is a pharmacist and a medical missionary, using medicine as a tool to reach people with the good news of Jesus. She organizes and leads short term medical mission teams to third world countries to facilitate sharing the gospel. In 2012, she joined a church planting team in the establishment of The Church at Chelsea-Westover, where she continues to serve as the Missions Coordinator, mobilizing the church for sharing the gospel at home through service projects and abroad through medical clinics. Her goal is to reach people for Christ and to enable church members to experience missions first hand through short term projects. The world is looking for answers, for peace, and for healing. As a pharmacist, she takes The Prescription, Jesus Christ, to a hurting world.
David serves as the Church Administrator for the Church at Chelsea-Westover. He and his wife Christie were instrumental in using what God had blessed them with to start the Church at Chelsea-Westover at their Servpro Regional Training Center in Westover, Alabama. David came to believe a very long time that he is a follower of Christ (Christian) who happens to own his own business. Thus he is a “Christian” businessman. God has given the Wilson’s a tremendous platform in Servpro to proclaim His gospel. He has been able to broaden that opportunity by serving the Lord in the Church Administrator capacity at the Church at Chelsea-Westover.
David counts it a privilege and honor to serve the Lord and his people in this capacity.