Shoal Creek Baptist Church

  "Sharing the Living Water of Jesus and

making disciples that change the World"


Senior Pastor
Bro. Mahlon LeCroix

Bro. Mahlon began pastoring Shoal Creek in December 2019. He spent years of his life in and out of rehabs and halfway houses fighting addiction, but God radically saved him and made him into a new creation. He has served in ministry for over ten years and has pastored three churches located in the states of Florida and Alabama. He is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida with a Bachelor's in Ministry and is currently enrolled in Luther Rice Seminary pursuing a Master's in Divinity. Bro. Mahlon has served as a deacon and was a "pulpit supply" preacher for multiple associations while seeking his bachelor's degree. He was licensed into the ministry on July 25, 2010 and was ordained into the ministry on January 2, 2011 by Fairview Baptist Church in Athens, AL.

Bro. Mahlon married Ashley Simmons LeCroix on April 20, 2002 and they have two children: son Samuel (Sam) Turner LeCroix and daughter named Margaret (Maggie) Jane LeCroix. Ashley grew up in Jackson, AL., is an R.N., and a graduate of Auburn University. Bro. Mahlon loves most sports, but mainly football, basketball and tennis. He loves his Auburn Tigers. His hobbies include: gardening, studying history, hunting and watching movies.

You can reach Bro. Mahlon LeCroix at

Minister of Administration & Outreach

Steadman Livingston

Bro. Steadman has a long history with Shoal Creek Baptist Church. He grew up and spent 18 years of his life at Shoal Creek. He accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized and even surrendered to vocational ministry all at Shoal Creek. Steadman left for a short time and worked at Decatur Baptist Church as the ministry assistant to the Worship Pastor. He joined the staff at Shoal Creek in July 2016. He is a graduate of Liberty University with a B.S. in Religion and Biblical Studies. He has been licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry through Shoal Creek Baptist Church.

Steadman and his beautiful wife, Holly, were married at Shoal Creek in 2016. Holly is an RN with an Associates from Calhoun Community College and a BSN from the University of Alabama. Steadman enjoys serving on the ministerial staff and ministering to the members of Shoal Creek and its surrounding communities! Bro. Steadman and Holly both enjoy traveling and seeing the world together!

You can reach Bro. Steadman Livingston at

Minister of Youth

Jonathan Pool

My name is Jonathan Pool, but I go by Jonny. I was born and raised in Decatur where I graduated from Austin High School. I have a degree in Social Work from the University of North Alabama. I am married to Alex Hembree Pool and currently live in Decatur. We recently welcomed our baby boy, Jenison, into the world in August 2019. My passion is to teach students about Christ and be an example of Christ to others.

You can reach Bro. Jonny Pool at
Children's Director
Shannon Byess

Shannon Byess has been involved in children's ministry since she became a member in 2008 but began working as Children's Ministry Intern in 2015. She graduated from Calhoun Community College with her Associates Degree in General Sciences in 2014 and has since then began pursuing her degree in Religious Studies with a minor in Religious Education at Athens State University while working full-time at Arrowsight Inc. Shannon has accepted the call to Children's Ministry and Missions in her life and is looking forward to serving alongside of her church family in pursuit of God's passion.

You can reach Shannon at 
Financial Secretary
Lynn Mouser

Lynn and husband Barry followed their two sons to Shoal Creek, joined and baptized in 2000.  Lynn and Barry both gave their heart to Jesus as youth in Cherokee County, AL.  Since joining, each having served in various volunteer rolls, currently Barry is chairman of maintenance committee and Lynn is Church Clerk. Lynn joined the staff as Financial Secretary in November 2016, previously employed as Senior Accounting Coordinator for 37 years at a major corporation.


Russell and his wife Tiffany are Shoal Creek members serving on the Praise Team/AV team and as Sunday School Teachers with two beautiful daughters - Scarlett and Lily.  Ryan and his wife Heather live in Killen AL, he serves as Youth Pastor at Faith Church in Florence while Heather is his ministry team partner - she also does photography. They also have 3 beautiful children Dalton, Addie and Sophia.


Lynn’s goal is to pursue the plan that God has set forth and work with this church family in bringing others to know Christ.

You can reach Lynn at

Preschool Director

Kari Riffe

My name is Kari Riffe. The Lord led my family and I to Shoal Creek a little over a year ago. I earned a degree in Elementary Education from Pensacola Christian College in 2011. I have taught several different grade levels in Christian schools since then. I have had a love for children, especially younger ones, my whole life.

I have been married to my husband, Josh, for 8 years and we have two children who are 6 and 3. With the Lords help, my plan in serving as the Interim Preschool Director is to help grow this ministry to further the Gospel for His Kingdom.

You can reach Kari at

Interim Preschool Ministry Assistant
Brittany Wallace

My name is Brittany Wallace. I have been volunteering in the preschool ministry since I graduated from high school in 2013. I am currently at Athens State University completing my degree in preschool education. My ambition is to work as a preschool director and a preschool teacher.

You can reach Brittany at