Jody was called into ministry in 2001 after spending several years as a high school teacher and baseball coach. He graduated from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree in 2008. He and his wife, Stephanie, and their 2 children began serving at Faith in October of 2016. Jody loves to travel, watch baseball—especially Mississippi State and the St. Louis Cardinals—and spend time with his family. He has a heart for missions and disciple-making. Jody also loves to proclaim Jesus and teach the Word of God to help people reach maturity in their faith.