Leadership

Bishop Donnie F Sanders JR | Lead Pastor

Pastor Donnie Sanders was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and grew up in the North Jefferson Area. He attended school at Gardendale but graduated from Mortimer Jordan Highschool. He moved to Pensacola, Florida where he met and married his wife Cari.

Pastor Donnie Sanders originally came to ChristWay church when it was called Lynnwood Church in March of 2000 for his first full-time job in ministry as student pastor. Pastor Sanders would then begin his tenure at Pathway Church as student pastor in September of 2003 where he would be until September of 2006.

Pastor Sanders would then take on his first Lead Pastor position at Cross Roads Church in Bay Minette, Al in September of 2006, where the Lord blessed the church with a season of growth.

Over the years Pastor Sanders never ceased contact with ChristWay church and always considered it home. In August of 2014, a position was offered for a full time pulpit ministry and a chance to help the church transition from it’s long tenured shepherd Pastor FR Bryant. The transition has been a success and Pastor Sanders installed as the new Lead Pastor where he has been ever since.

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Quote or verse you live by
John 10:18

Rodney Ragland | Children’s Pastor

Rodney and Brandie have served as Children’s Pastors at ChristWay since 1999. Both have master’s degrees in education and both have over 20 years of experience working in the Alabama public school system.

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Quote or verse you live by
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23

Favorite Book
Lead, for God’s Sake by Todd Gongwer

Favorite Movie
Moana

Favorite Sports Team
Atlanta Braves

Favorite Local Restaurant
Carrabbas

On the weekends you’ll find me…
Camping, running, checking on my bees, or playing disc golf.

Keith Lairsey | Pastor of Music and Administration

For the past thirty-six years, Keith has served in various ministry roles with worship leadership as his primary area of expertise. Over the past twenty years, his portfolio expanded to include the dual role of administrative pastor. Throughout his ministry, Keith?s heart for pastoring people has been a driving force and that role has brought great fulfillment. Debbie, his wife of thirty-seven years, has been his constant companion and support in ministry. Keith is the proud dad of three lovely daughters; Megan (husband Josiah), Anna (husband Darren), and Katelyn. Among their greatest blessings are Keith and Debbie?s four grandchildren William, Caroline, Benton, and Maggie.

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Quote or verse you live by
For I know the plans I have for you,? declares the Lord, ?plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Favorite Book
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day

Favorite Movie
Remember the Titans, Driving Miss Daisy

Favorite Sports Team
South Carolina Gamecocks, Atlanta Braves

Favorite Local Restaurant
Gus?s Fried Chicken

On the weekends you?ll find me?
Working outside, cooking, watching Gamecock sports, and spending time with family.

Jeremy White | Ministries Pastor

Jeremy and Holli have been associated with ChristWay Church since 2018. They serve in the role of Ministries Pastor. They have two children, Todd, and Emma Lynn.

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Quote or verse you live by
Psalm 46:10

Favorite Movie
The Lion King

Favorite Sports Team
Golden State Warriors

Favorite Local Restaurant
Outback

On the weekends you?ll find me?
Working outside, playing golf, or enjoying the day with my family!

Jonathan White | Student/College Pastor

I have served at ChristWay Church since 2016. I am married to my wife, Breanna, and we have two girls. I have a degree from Lee University in Pastoral Ministry.

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Quote or verse you live by
Psalm 37:25

Favorite Book
Greater by Steven Furtick

Favorite Movie
The Marvel Movies

Favorite Sports Team
Alabama

Favorite Local Restaurant
Buffalo Wild Wings

On the weekends you?ll find me?
Spending time with my family outside.

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