Pastors & Staff

Dr. Daniel Atkins

Senior Pastor

Daniel is an Alabama native, but has served in churches in North Carolina and South Carolina before coming back home.

He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina with a Masters of Divinity, and received his Doctor of Ministry in Biblical Preaching from Anderson University in 2020.

Daniel joined our staff on January 10, 2016. He is also a trustee of Gateway Seminary and a bible teacher at Eastwood Christian School.

Daniel is married to Kristy and they have three children.

Stephen Folker

Pastor of Worship and Music Ministry

Stephen is a Georgia native who graduated from Truett-McConnell University with a church music degree and went on to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Stephen began his time in ministry as a Worship and Music Pastor in Georgia and North Carolina. After some time he and his wife Jennifer felt the call to international missions. They became IMB Missionaries and spent seven full years in the Czech Republic as church planters.

Feeling the call to return to Worship Ministry, their family returned home April of 2022. Stephen's first Sunday at Taylor Road will be May 15th.

Stephen Folker will be joined by his wife Jennifer and three children, Ashton (9), Emma (7), and Kaden (5).

Clint Bryant

Student Pastor

Clint was born and raised in eastern Oklahoma before joining the Air Force.  While serving the Air Force, he gave his life to the Lord and surrender to God's call to ministry.  He separated from the Air Force in July 2016 after 15 years of service.
Clint has been at Taylor Road as a member since September 2012 and has served as Student Pastor since November 2014.
Clint has been married to Jenna since and they have two boys.

Parker Guttensohn

College & Young Adult Minister

Parker was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama and grew up attending Taylor Road Baptist Church with his family where he also came to know Christ. Parker was very active in many of the ministries that Taylor Road offered and volunteered in the youth ministry while in college. Later, in his college career, Parker surrendered to his call to ministry and has since served in several churches as Student Pastor. Parker is currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree as well as pursuing his Master of Divinity through the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary’s fast track program.

Stephanie Holmes

Pre-K & Children's Minister

Stephanie was born and raised in Panama City, Fl. She graduated from The Baptist College of Florida with a dual degree in Christian Education and Elementary Education. She also attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

She has served as Minister of Preschool and Children’s Ministry Director at churches in Florida and Alabama.
She joined the Taylor Road Staff in October of 2019.

She is married to Josh and they have 3 children.

Eddy Williams

Senior Adults Minister

Eddy is not new to the Taylor Road Family. He has served as interim Music Minister on occasion and has previously been a member here. He and his wife, Pam joined Taylor Road again in 2021, and have been active in the Praise Band and leading Worship on Sunday mornings. His wife Pam also serves in the Praise Band and the Worship Choir. Eddy and Pam have 2 adult children and 3 grandchildren.

Matthew Gamble

Director of Communications & Media

Matthew is a Montgomery native who graduated from Saint James High School and attended Taylor Road youth ministry starting in 1996. He became a member of Taylor Road Baptist Church in 2003 when he surrendered his life to Christ.

Matthew spent thirteen years working for Frazer UMC in television and media and joined the Taylor Road staff in January 2021.
He is married to Jessica and they have three children; Blakely, Bryar, and Braylen.

Holly Nichols

Mother's Day Out & Preschool Director

Holly is the director of Taylor Road's Mother's Day Out ministry as well as weekday Preschool. She started at Taylor Road in 2008 and completed her Ph.D. in Instructional Leadership and Curriculum Design in 2020. Holly is certified to teach Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, Elementary Education, and Secondary Education.
Holly married Ted in 2001, and they have three children Noah, Jonah, and Honour. Holly also enjoys reading, painting, working with her 8th-10th grade small group at TRBC, and spending time with friends and family.

Saralyn Whittington

Ministry Assistant

Saralyn is from Montgomery, AL and is a graduate of Auburn University at Montgomery.
Saralyn has been at Taylor Road since May 1989, joining the staff in January 2003 as a full time employee.
Saralyn is married to Scott, a State Missionary with Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions.  Together they have two children, Faith and Grace.

Paula Pruden

Ministry Assistant

Paula is married to Frank Pruden and they have five children. Paula and Frank joined Taylor Road Baptist Church church in 2020.