Pastors, Deacons, & Staff

Dr. Jason Bell

Senior Pastor

Dr. Bell joined our staff as the Associate Pastor in August 2010 and was elected Senior Pastor in February 2015.  Jason announced his call into the ministry in 2002 and was ordained in 2005.  Prior to joining the staff at Nazareth he served 3 years as a Youth Pastor and 3 years as a Bivocational Pastor.

Jason is a Liberty University graduate with a B.S. in Religion, masters degrees in Theology and Biblical Studies and a doctorate in Biblical studies.  He has been married to his wife Amber since March 1997.  They have two children Jacey Gilbert (Josh), and Noah.  They recently welcomed the birth or their first grandchild, MakLee.

robert reed

Worship Pastor

Robert has been leading worship at Nazareth since October, 2011.  As a teenager, he and his parents attended church here (they still do), then in 2002 he announced his call into the ministry and began serving as the Music Director at Happy Home Baptist Church in Henagar, AL then later at Brashers Chapel Church in Albertville, AL before coming back to Nazareth.  

He and his wife, Mandi, have three children - Titus, Evie, and Matthew.  Contact Robert using the email link below or visit his blog here

Kristie Willoughby 


Kathy has attended church at Nazareth her entire life, and began serving as our church secretary in 2024.  She and her husband Adam have two children, Brodie and Tate. 


Front Row: Jayson Higdon, Jim Tumlin, Danny Ashley, Gerald Owens, Chris Millican, Michael Brooks, and Paul Higdon.
Back Row: Michael Reed, Josh Little (now Pastor at Stamp Baptist Church), Bob Powers (retired), Darrel Johnson, Ralph Hall, Robert Sims, and Dennis Hicks.