Our Mission & Vision
The mission of Courtland Baptist Church is to witness, minister and serve in Jesus name. Our desire is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. We are a Great Commission Church to reach, teach and make disciples. We want to reach out to our community and around the world with the Good News of our wonderful Savior.
There are events and activities for all ages. We are a mixed congregation with people from all walks of life who come together to worship the risen Lord. You will be warmly welcomed by our congregation and immediately feel at home. Come by and check us out and join the fun of being a Christian and part of our church family.
Our Ministry Leadership Team:
Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We work together to bring glory to God, reach people for Jesus Christ and help equip them to be servants in the Kingdom of God. We strive to be a Great Commission Church. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to introduce people to Jesus Christ and then equip believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.
Pastor Tommy Speight, Senior Pastor
Pastor Tommy, who has more than 30 years of pastoral experience, has been the senior pastor at Courtland Baptist for more than 15 years. The church has grown in number and spirit under his leadership adding more than 400 members. The new worship center and fellowship hall gives us adequate space and room to grow. Many new ministries and programs have begun during his pastorate. There is a sense of mission, purpose, fellowship, outreach and to follow God’s will that have become part of our core values.
Pastor Don Solomon, Assistant Pastor
Pastor Don’s main responsibility is discipleship training and pastoral care. Serving as a clinically trained ordained minister who has done pastoral counseling for more than 30 years, Don brings both ministry and counseling skills to our church. His experience includes beach ministry, college chaplain, minister of education and pastor. Don’s knowledge of the Bible and interpersonal relationship skills makes him a valuable resource for the Kingdom.
Linda Sutton, Choir Director
Linda has been our organist/pianist for five years and leads the choir. She works with the staff to help develop music for our traditional worship and special seasonal programs. Coming from a musical family she both plays and sings and has served as an inspired, dedicated music leader for many years. We are blessed to have Linda as part of ministry team.
Christine Norton, Nursery Director
We believe that children are special gifts from God. We want to do all we can to start our boys and girls off right. Chris is our nursery director. She makes sure that we have a safe, clean place for our babies & toddlers. Your children will be well cared for and told Bible stories while they have a chance to play with other children or sleep. Chris has a background in elementary education and leads our children’s church for grades 1 through 5 on the 1st & 3rd Sundays through the summer during the 8:30 worship service. Chris has a heart for children and is doing a great job with the nursery and children’s church.