Dr. Michael Mills PhD

Michael has been serving as our Senior Pastor since January 2020. He received his MDiv in 2016 and is PhD in Preaching in 2021, both from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Married since July, 2013, Michael and Ashley have two daughters, Josie and Millie.

Michael accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior when he was six years old and was baptized a few years later.  He felt God calling him to pastoral ministry at the age of fourteen while his dad was serving with the Air Force in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Michael aims to evangelize, develop, and equip disciples in order to reach the community for the Kingdom of God. Michael and Ashley are excited and humbled to serve Greensport Baptist Church.

Jake and Michelle Layfield
Youth Directors

Jake and Michelle have been married since November, 2002. They have two children, Drew and Easton.  Both boys are involved in sports and keep them busy and “on their toes”. 

Jake and Michelle felt a calling 15 years ago to work with the youth at Greensport.  It has been one of the biggest blessings for them to be a part of each youth’s life.  Their hope and prayer is for each one to grow closer to Christ and to live a life serving Him.

Tom Sanders
Music Director

Tom Sanders has been married to Teresa Sanders for 42 years. They have three children, Matthew, Mark, and Anna, and ten wonderful grandchildren.

Tom had attended Greensport Church since 1968 and attended Ashville High School and graduated in 1976. Tom has been a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal and superintendent in the Ashville area. He loves leading the worship service and singing praises to the Lord. He believes that music and song, in accordance with the pastor’s sermons, brings together a meaningful worship experience.

Leighanna Smith
Children’s Director

Leighanna Smith has been working with Greensport’s Children’s Ministry for many years and has recently benn appointed as Children’s Director for her innovative ideas and strong, Godly leadership abilities,

Leighanna attended Ashville High School and is now using her Biology/Chemistry degree from UAB as a Senior Analyst at TCI of Alabama. Leighanna has been married to Josh Smith, a nurse, since 2015.

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