Bro. Chase Dowdy- Pastor  Email:

Chase has been in Russellville since October of 2019. Before coming to Russellville, he served as the Senior Pastor at Stowers Hill Baptist Church (Attalla), and as Youth Pastor at First Baptist Guntersville, and Cherry Street Baptist Church (Attalla). Chase holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and a Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chase’s primary calling in ministry is to Love God and People, and reach and invest into them with the good news of Jesus Christ. Chase’s favorite verse of scripture is Philippians 1:6, which says, “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ”.

Chase is married to his beautiful bride, Kelly Hindman Dowdy. Chase and Kelly have 2 children, Blakely and Beckett, whom they love with all of their hearts. In his spare time, Chase enjoys spending time with his family, yard work, and shooting basketball.

You can connect with Chase on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Rev. Bert Fowler – Associate Pastor of Worship and Senior Adults
Bert felt God’s call to music ministry as a senior in high school. He has been following that calling ever since. He has a love for music of all styles and believes whatever we do for the Lord must be done with excellence. 
Bert received a B.S. and an M.A. in Music Education from The University of Alabama. In addition, he received a Master of Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Bert has served churches in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Fort Worth, Texas, and Brent, Alabama before joining the First Baptist family in 1993.
Bert has been married to Carole Norred Fowler for 38 years. They have two children, Andrea (Mrs. Hunter) Sartain and Daniel (Brandi Poss); Andrea and Hunter have three children; Ensley, Camden, and Hunter Jr. (with the Lord). Daniel and Brandi have two sons, Braxton and Brody.
In his spare time, Bert enjoys hiking and playing classical guitar.
You can connect with Bert via Facebook.
Mrs. Jennifer Willis – Preschool/Children’s Ministries Coordinator


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