Our Team

Keith Akins \ Pastor

Keith is married to Jamie and has two children, Morgan & Bradley. Prior to becoming a pastor, he served in various volunteer, bi-vocational, and full time roles in youth & college ministry for 15 years. Having grown up within the church culture, Keith knows the struggle of settling for the norm and status quo as a Christian and church attender. In 2010 while seeking to live beyond “comfortable,” Keith and his family were led to move from their hometown of McCalla to Birmingham’s Southside neighborhood. His heart and desire for The Church at Southside is to lead in making disciples and ministering to those in the heart of the city. Check out Keith’s blog here.

tcas-website-meet-ourteam-images-whitneyWhitney Anderson \ Community Events & Small Groups

Whitney is married to Jack and has two girls, Mackenzie and Evelyne. She heads up the planning for our various small groups each semester, as well as community events, along with coordinating volunteers in these efforts. She is a true servant, always willing to say yes when a need arises. Email Whitney or call her at 205-569-9013 for more info or to get involved in Community Events or Small Groups at TCAS.

Jesse Crowe \ Worship

Jesse is married to Caroline and has two children, Gideon and Tegan. Jesse has an unbelievable gift in leading people in worship. His genuineness is evident and his desire is to take people beyond a surface level of worship. With over 20 years experience leading worship for youth groups, churches, camps and college groups, his gift is unmistakable. Jesse has a band called the Old Machines and he leads worship at TCAS. Email Jesse for more info or to get involved in helping lead worship.

tcas-website-meet-ourteam-images-padgettMeredith & Brantley Padgett \ Media & Design

Brantley is our in-house tech geek, and Meredith is the design guru. They have one daughter, Corah. Brantley heads up all things media; Meredith leads both the internal and public-facing design efforts, whether printed or online. Email Brantley or call him at 205-382-0042 for more info or to get involved with our Media Team; email Meredith or call her at 770-354-9585 to chat about TCAS design.