About Us
Director of Missions

Dr. Christopher (Chris) Crain

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Chris believes that churches need mutually beneficial partnerships to carry out the Great Commission. His favorite biblical figure is Barnabas; Chris loves to encourage and motivate others to follow Jesus Christ. Chris is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris and Carol Crain are originally from Jasper, Alabama. Their children Lauren, Carianne, and Jackson keep them on the go. Carol teaches at St. Clair County High School and serves as an instructor of psychology on occasion. Carol is a graduate and current trustee of Judson College. Chris and Carol have facilitated church plants and served in local church ministry for 23 years before answering God's call to serve St. Clair Baptists. The Crains live in Odenville, Alabama. Follow Chris on Facebook and follow the SCBA Facebook page to learn more about his day-to-day ministry.


Chris would be honored to help your church.  He is a certified Transitional Pastor and has developed materials on conflict resolution. Your church leaders may invite him to provide training in pastor/staff search, community engagement/local missions, evangelism, church revitalization, volunteer leadership, and guest/visitor relations.



Administrative Assistant & Financial Secretary

Mrs. Linda Smith

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Linda has served St. Clair Baptists in many capacities since Janary 2003. She provides administrative support and facilitates various ministry projects.  Linda is a member of Steele Baptist Church. 


Rev. Jimmy Hopkins

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Jimmy serves as Treasurer for St. Clair Baptist Association. Also, he is Pastor of Cook Springs Baptist Church.