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Dr. Rodney Shewbart serves at York Terrace Baptist Church as our Senior Pastor. Rodney came to YTBC in July 2010 along with his wife, Brandi, and their two children, Griffin and Sophie.

Rodney and Brandi were high school sweethearts and graduated from Vina High School in 1996. They eventually married in July 1999.

They each graduated from the University of North Alabama with degrees in Computer Information Systems. Brandi is currently employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Software Engineer. Soon after graduation, Bro. Rodney enrolled at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary where he completed a Master of Divinity degree in December 2008. In May 2017, Rodney graduated once again from NOBTS, earning his Doctor of Ministry degree with a specialization in expository preaching.

Bro. Rodney has served in various ministry positions over the last 18 years! When he is not working, Bro. Rodney enjoys reading about leadership, listening to podcasts, spending time with the kids, and watching movies with his wife.



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David Vinson Warren, Born December 13, 1954

Wife – Andra Warren

Children – Dr. David Warren (Ty) and wife Dana, Children – Addie Grace, Graham, and Luke - Lives in Florence, Alabama

David and Natalie Askew, Children – Esther, Vera, and Abram - Lives in Florence, Alabama. 

Seth and Lindsey Warren, Children – Charlie Mae & Scout - Lives in Tuscaloosa, AL.  

Caleb and Jessica Warren – Children – Leeland and Zion - Lives in Knoxville, TN

Favorite Musical Instrument – Piano/Keyboard, I have a full cd of ten original songs I recorded in Nashville Tenn. a few years back and I share those wherever I can.

Favorite Food – Fettucini Alfredo or Steak
Favorite Movie – All of the Bourne Movies
Favorite Super Hero – Captain America
Favorite Christian Artist – Michael O’Brien
Favorite Worship Music – Hillsong, Passion, Baptist Hymnal, Paul Baloche, Tommy Walker
Hobbies – Tennis, Biking, Badminton, Skiing and boating. Woodworking

Conversion – I accepted Christ at 11 years old and surrendered to the ministry at 21 years of age.

I was in student ministry for 25 years before going totally into worship ministry. We have served in churches from coast to coast, California to North Carolina. I love the people of York Terrace Baptist Church and believe God will use this church to reach the entire area for Christ. I am thankful to be on staff at York Terrace.


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