Meet Our TeamGet to know the staff and leaders
David is the Founder of 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 their Servpro Regional Training Center in Westover, Alabama. David came to believe a very long time ago that he is a follower of Christ (Christian) who happened to own his own business. Thus he was 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 vision of service of the Lord at the Church at Chelsea-Westover.
David counted it a privilege and honor to serve the Lord and his people in this capacity. He is truly missed by his church family and friends.
Bio: 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!
Family: Susan (Wife), Eric (Son), Mary (daughter), Stephanie (daughter)
Student/ Outreach Pastor
Rick was saved in April of 1988 at the age of seven. He was baptized at the age of 8 at Fairwinds Baptist Church by Pastor E.L. Britton. He later graduated high school from Fairwinds Christian School. Rick graduated from Tennessee Temple University in 2005.
On September 3, 2005, Rick married his best friend Heather . Rick and Heather served in lay ministry at the Middletown Baptist Church under Pastor Ed Lasko. Next, Rick was called as Youth Pastor to Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor John Reynolds. Together Rick and Heather served in ministry at Calvary Baptist Church in Connersville, IN for 10 years and saw a great move of God in the lives of students. In 2015, they joined us here at The Church at Chelsea-Westover in a new capacity as Assistant Pastor. Rick and Heather consider it a privilege to be under the leadership of Drs. Danny and Susan Lovett.
They have a passion for connecting with people, loving the lost to Jesus, cooking (Heather), eating (Rick), drinking coffee, and playing board games! They have 3 wonderful children; Callie Reese born February 2007, Wyatt Richard born October 2008, and Weston James born February 2013.
Bio: 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. 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.
Family: Sarah (Wife), Sammie (12/05), Mahlon (02/09), & Makenzie Rae (08/14)!
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.
Admin Assistant to Senior Pastor
I grew up here in Chelsea and attended Chelsea High School. I became Pastor Danny’s assistant in May 2014, and I am very excited to be a part of what God is doing here at The Church at Chelsea- Westover. Jeremiah 29:11- Says” I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you a hope and a future.” I am looking forward to my future with the Lord, my growing family and with my CCW family.
Family: The Lord has blessed me with my wonderful husband of 26 years, Darron Hyde. I have a beautiful, Godly daughter, Samantha,who married my blessing of a Son-n-Law, Jared Helms.