Robby was born and raised in Athens, Alabama. He and Vickie have been married for 39 years, and have two sons, Rob and Jim. Rob is married to Amelia (Johnson) White and Jim is married to Laura (Swinea) White. Robby and Vickie are proud grandparents. Rob and Amelia have three sons, Taylor, Landon and Lucas. Jim and Laura have one daughter, Ruby.
Robby received his bachelor’s degree from Athens State University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1992 he received a Doctor of Ministry degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been pastor of Locust Grove since May of 1985. Robby is also an associate professor and Director of Religious Studies and Ethics at Athens State University.
Vickie is the owner of Two Friends, a local specialty gift shop and works with the music ministry at Locust Grove.
Locust Grove Baptist Church has changed and grown during Robby’s tenure. He is a gifted preacher, teacher, and writer.
Robert was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. He attended Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and completed his undergraduate degree with a focus in Biblical Studies and Biblical Languages in May 2005. He graduated in December of 2008 from Gardner-Webb University’s M. Christopher White School of Divinity in North Carolina with his Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies.
Robert and his wife, Casey, welcomed their daughter, Raegan, into their family in January, 2015.
Robert believes that all Christians should strive to love people and to share with them the gospel of grace. That it is our duty to inform every person we encounter that salvation is for them; regardless of their ethnicity, nationality, social status, choice of clothing, or gender. Robert desires to live a life that is transformed by the teachings, actions, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jordan is our newest staff member. He accepted the position of Interim Music Director on March 1, 2017. He was born and raised in Clay, Alabama, just outside of Birmingham. He came to Huntsville with his wife, Amy, who grew up in New Market. Jordan and Amy have been married for 7 years, and have a son, Jonah, who was born in 2015.
Jordan graduated from the University of Alabama in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music degree. He has served in music ministry for the last ten years as a singer, guitarist, conductor, and worship leader.
Jordan believes that singing together and praising God in song is a vital part of the worship experience, and that sacred music should uplift us, enlighten us, and bring us closer to God and to each other.
Mary has taught children’s Life Groups and Vacation Bible School classes for the past 20 years. She became the Children’s Coordinator at Locust Grove in 2009. Mary has been married to Danny for 33 years and they have two daughters, Brittany and Maegan. Mary loves working with children and enjoys watching them grow and learn about God’s love.
Robin grew up in the small town of White House, TN just outside of Nashville. Stephanie is originally from Chattanooga. They each attended Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville where they met at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes function. Robin studied Industrial Technology and Stephanie majored in Nursing. They married a week after graduation and moved to Huntsville, AL where Robin accepted a job in 1998.
Currently, Robin works full-time at a local manufacturing facility, and Stephanie works part-time as the nurse for United Cerebral Palsy which helps families of children with special needs.
Robin and Stephanie have a heart for youth. They feel it is a calling on their lives to teach, minister, and serve teenagers and their families.