Staff

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Joey Cannady - Senior Pastor

Serving at Solitude since 1998.

Family:  I am married to Karen Beam Cannady. We have one son, Zac Cannady and one daughter Cassie Joe Dick. I recently became a grandparent to Kinlie Jo. 

About Me:  I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Accounting in 1982. I accepted God's call to the ministry in 1993 and studied theology at Luther Rice Seminary 1994-1996. I pastored bi-vocationally from 1996-1997 at Victory Hill Baptist in Albertville. 

Favorite Scripture: Galatians 2:20 "I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me;"

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Lee Fleming - Youth/Worship Pastor

Serving at Solitude since 2008.

Family: I am married to Carla Barnes Fleming and we have two daughters; LeAnna and Carlee.

About Me: I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a degree in Marketing in 1992. I accepted God's call into the full time ministry after working 14 years as a VP of Sales with a local manufacturing company.

Favorite Scripture: Hebrews 13:15 "Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise - the fruit of our lips that confess his name."

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Derek Martin - Young Family Pastor/Small Group Coordinator

Serving at Solitude since 2017.

Family: Married to Mallory since 2011. We have one son, Gavin.

About Me: I graduated from Auburn University with a degree in secondary education in 2012. I taught seventh grade civics/geograpy at Opelike Middle School for five years.  During that time I completed a two year pastoral certificate from Highlands College.

Favorite Scripture: 1st Samuel 16:7 But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees; man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart."

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Lisa Thomas - Children's Ministry Director/Golden Rule Administrator

Serving at Solitude since 2011.

Family: I am married to Ed Thomas and we have 3 chldren. Son: Shannon Thomas and his wife Kathy and granddaughter Harrisyn. Son: Eric Thomas and daughter: Heather thomas.

About Me: I attended Snead State Community College and Gadsden State. My husband and I have been serving in ministry with children and youth for over 20 years. My first calling was with Hospice of Marshall County and moved full time in 2011 at Solitude.

Favorite Scripture: 1 Timothy 1:9 "He has saved us and called us to a holy life - not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace."

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Lacey White - Church Secretary

Family: I am married to Al White. We have two children: Lee & Luke

About Me: I graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Retail & Consumer Science in 1992. I worked as a Ministry Assistant for the church we attended in Alabaster before moving to Albertville in 2009.

Favorite Scripture: Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."