Gary Linville


Pastor Gary Linville and wife Heather came to Shoal Creek in January of 2014. Prior to coming to Shoal Creek, Bro. Gary served as Pastor (First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat, MS), Associate Pastor (Ingomar Baptist Church -New Albany, MS) Pastor (Old Oak Grove Baptist Church -Myrtle, MS) Children’s Minister (Cedar View Baptist Church – Olive Branch, MS) Assistant Director of Admissions/Ministerial Recruiter (Blue Mountain College – Blue Mountain, MS) He has held positions with both the Police and Sheriff Department’s and also served as Chaplain for the DeSoto County Fire Services.  He Holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Blue Mountain College and he is currently seeking his Master’s Degree.

Heather has been an educator for 11 years serving as an English Teacher, Assistant Principal, and District Administrator at schools in North Mississippi. Gary and Heather also founded and were co-owners of The Warehouse Fish and Steak Restaurant in New Albany, MS. And owners of The Mountain Fountain Coffee Shop on the Campus of Blue Mountain College.

You can reach Bro. Gary at gary@shoalcreekbaptist.org

Joe Holmes

Minister of Music
Joe Holmes has served as minister of music at Shoal Creek since February of 2007. Previously, Bro. Joe served at First United Methodist Church in Decatur, First Baptist Falkville, Flint Baptist Church in Decatur and Friendship Baptist in Cullman. He and wife Kim have two children, Christen and Benjamin. Christen is married to Hunter Teague and lives in Mobile. She is a teacher at McGill-Toolen High School and Hunter is a civil engineer with G. W. West Company. Benjamin is graduated from Auburn University in May of 2013 with a degree in Business Marketing and is employed by Dillards. Bro. Joe loves leading worship as well as writing original music, skits and plays. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Alabama and puts his journalism and marketing degree to work at LSINC in Huntsville where he is employed as Manager of Strategic Communications. Kim teaches English at Priceville High School. He can be reached at brojoe@shoalcreekbaptist.org.

Brandon Bailey

Interim Youth Minister

Bro. Brandon Bailey has joined the Shoal Creek Baptist Church Staff. Brandon began his service at Shoal Creek as Interim Youth Minister on March 21st.

“I am looking forward to building relationships with the students and their families,” Brandon said. “I know God has great plans for the students of Shoal Creek.”

Prior to coming to Shoal Creek, Brandon served as a Student Ministry Intern (First Baptist Church in Hickory Flat, MS).

Brandon played football at Delta State University in Greenwood, MS before surrendering his life to Christian Service. Brandon is currently seeking his B.S. in Christian Ministry at Blue Mountain College.

Susan Wallace
Office Manager
Susan Wallace serves as the office manager for Shoal Creek. Bio coming soon.

Ronald Wallace
Maintenance Supervisor
Ronald Wallace serves as maintenance supervisor for Shoal Creek. Bio coming soon.