Our Team

Pastors & Staff

Leslie & Bridgett Lupton

Lead Pastors

Pastor Leslie and Bridgett Lupton have been happily married since October of 1999 and have served faithfully in full time ministry ever since. They have been blessed with three beautiful daughters: Klarissa, Courtney, and Chloe. Most recently, they have also added two son-in-laws, Kody & Austin.

Pastor Leslie is an Ordained Bishop in the Church of God (Cleveland, TN). He has served in multiple capacities within the church including pastoral ministries, as well as a keynote speaker at camps, camp meetings, and leadership conferences. He has a heart for connecting people to Jesus and encouraging them to find their purpose in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Randy & Vicki Smith

Legacy Pastors

Randy and Vicki Smith serve as the legacy pastors of The Healing Place since 2021. Before that, they served as lead pastors since 2003. Randy and Vicki have more than three decades of ministerial experience. They have served in various roles such as children’s pastors, student pastors, music pastors, and senior adult pastors as well as State Youth Directors in the Church of God in Mississippi and Louisiana. Their heart, however, is for the local church. Randy and Vicki have two daughters, Bridgett and Tiffney, and the five most beautiful grandchildren in the world!

Anthony Bellew

Senior Adult Ministry

Anthony Bellew has been the senior adult pastor and overseer of care ministries since 2016. Previously, he served for thirty years as a volunteer in various ministries including Christian education and nursing home ministry.  Pastor Anthony has been married to his wife, Renee, since 1997; they have two children, McKenzie and Carter. Anthony loves hiking, fishing, camping, good books, and cars.

Renee Bellew

Office Receptionist

Renee Bellew has been the office receptionist since 2017. She has been  married to her husband, Anthony Bellew, since 1997; they have two children, McKenzie and Carter. Renee loves camping, hiking. and vacationing at the beach.

Tommy Butler

Media Ministry

Tommy Butler has served as the media director since 2016. He has served in media ministry at various churches for seventeen years. Tommy has been happily married to his wife, Leahia, since 1997. They have two children, Noah and Anna Grace.  Tommy enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing.

Mark Correll

Church Evangelism

Mark Correll has been in ministry for more than thirty years. He and his wife, Sheryl, became lead pastors in 1985. In 2007, they transitioned out of lead pastoring and into a ministry of evangelism and teaching. Under Mark Correll Ministries International, Mark has reached communities around the United States and the world. He continues to coordinate tours to the Holy Land, supports several ministries in Israel, and offers a website with teaching products and media. Mark and Sheryl have three children: Mark Jr., Cassie, and Bethany. They have seven beautiful grandchildren: Wilder, Mary Layne, Nora Ruth, Lucas, Sam, Brody, and Eli James.

Patrick Diggs

World Missions Representatives

Patrick Diggs began his tenure of World Missions Representative at The Healing Place in January of 2023. He is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God and has served in various positions in his over 25 years of ministry. Patrick has been married to Catina since December of 1993 and they have two sons - Jake and Will.  Patrick loves traveling to other countries, working out, hiking, camping, and his chickens - a.k.a. “the girls”.

Stephanie Fontenot

Homeschool Co-Op Director

Stephanie Fontenot is the Co-op director at THP and has served in various children’s ministries since 2004, when she began co teaching Sunday school with her then fiancé, Stacey. They married in 2005 and have two children, Elliott and Rory. She has served in the homeschool ministry since 2017 and has also held positions in guest services, special needs ministry, and security. Stephanie enjoys sewing, running, hiking, reading, and generally being outdoors.

Larry Graham

Music Ministry

Larry Graham has served as the music pastor at The Healing Place since July of 2006. He has been involved in ministry for more than thirty years and has served on the Alabama State Music Committee for fourteen years. He has been happily married to Denise “Smitty” Graham for thirty-four years. They have one son, Wesley, who is married to Megan. Larry and Smitty have three grandchildren, Lucy, Bennett, and Joellen. He loves Alabama Football and playing golf. 

Smitty Graham

Executive Assistant

Shelby Denise Graham serves as the executive assistant of The Healing Place Church. While serving the church, she also embodies many roles. She is wife to Larry Graham, mom to Wesley Graham, mother-in-law to Megan Graham, and Gigi to her precious grandchildren—Lucy, Bennett, and Joellen.  She is “Denise” to her mother and siblings; she is “Smitty” to her friends. Whatever title she holds, she is blessed to live the life God has given her.  She enjoys reading, sewing, the Alabama Crimson Tide, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Wes Graham

Music Ministry Assistant

Wes Graham has served at The Healing Place since 2006. He is also a public school principal in the Birmingham area. Wes is married to Megan Graham. They have three beautiful children: Lucy, Bennett, and Joellen. Wes loves all types of music and sports, especially Alabama football.

Austin Hancock

Assimilation Pastor

Austin Hancock has served as Young Adult Pastor at The Healing Place since September 2020.  Austin is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God, and graduated from Lee University in 2017 with a  bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries.  With his previous ministry experience in Student Ministry and Young Adult ministry, he is passionate about seeing others come from all walks of life to know Jesus and thrive in a relationship with Him.  Austin has been married to Courtney since December of 2023. In his free time, you can find him pursuing his real estate career, enjoying the outdoors, and cheering on his favorite sports teams!

Percy Jones

Ministry Assistant to the Lead Pastor

Percy Jones is currently serving as the ministry assistant to the lead pastor. Previously, he served as associate pastor at New Beginning Christian Fellowship and holds a degree in Biblical Studies. Percy is also a licensed electrician. He has been married to Labrina since 2014. He enjoys watching action-packed movies and completing electrical work.

Aimee Krenz

Graphic Design

Aimee Krenz has served as the graphic designer at The Healing Place Church since May of 2007. She has served in different areas of ministry including children’s, student, and media ministry since 1996. Aimee married Beau Krenz in December of 2009.  They had a son named Judah in March of 2012, and another son, Jonah, in June of 2017. In her spare time, Aimee enjoys spending time with her family, knitting, and scuba diving.

Vicki Lee

Business & Finance Ministry

Vicki Lee has been the business and financial ministries pastor at The Healing Place Church since 2014. She is a retired banker of twenty-five years and has worked in church administration for fourteen years. Vicki has been involved in ministry work, as a volunteer and paid worker for more than thirty years. Vicki has been married to Ricky Lee since 1986. She and Ricky have three grown children: Brett Lee, Tiffany Brasher, and Heather Brasher. They have five wonderful grandchildren: Ava, Brodie, Adalyn, Bentlee, and Remington.  Vicki’s first love is spending time with her family. She and Ricky love to travel to different places. She enjoys reading, shopping, and gardening.

Addison Lett

Children's Ministry

Addison Lett has served as the children’s pastor since March of 2021, but began his time at The Healing Place as an intern through LEAD Alabama in 2019. Growing up as a pastors’ kid, Addison found his passion for ministry as a young student and began serving in children’s ministry at the age of twelve. Prior to serving at The Healing Place, he was employed by the Boys and Girls Club of Central Alabama for four years as a Program Director. He is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God, and graduated from Lee University with a bachelor's degree in Ministry Leadership with an emphasis in Counseling. On any given day, you can find him analyzing sports and hanging out with family and close friends. He has been married to his wife Allison since July of 2022.

Ashlyn Lett

Student Ministry

Ashlyn Lett has served as the student pastor since March of 2020, but began her time serving The Healing Place as an intern in the fall of 2019.  Growing up with pastors as parents, Ashlyn acquired a passion for ministry at a young age. Having served as a children’s ministry director, worship leader, student pastor, softball coach, and public school teacher, she has obtained various ministerial and career experiences. She is an Ordained Minister in the Church of God, a certified teacher, and holds a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English from Samford University. In her spare time, she enjoys music, writing, watching college softball, drinking coffee, and visiting the beach.

Renee Pierce

Nursery Director

Renee Pierce has served as the nursery director at The Healing Place since 2016. She has worked with children and youth for the last twenty years. Renee has been happily married to her husband, Tim, since 2004, and they have a daughter named Katelyn. She enjoys traveling, fishing, and the outdoors.

Jackson Williams

THP Lincoln Campus Pastor

Jackson Williams has been the Lincoln Campus Pastor since January of 2023. Previously, he was an intern at THP and has served in various ministry capacities since 2020; he was also a First Priority leader at Springville High School. Jackson looks forward to furthering ministerial education and credentialing as he is passionate about leading others to the same freedom that he has found in Christ. He also enjoys competing in marathons, playing basketball, spending time with friends and family, and drinking coffee!