Dr. Keith Grubbs

Pastor

Wife: Jana
Children: Hannah Grace, Caleb
Start Date: August 1, 2008
Email: kgrubbs@ppbc.net

Keith grew up in Pearl, MS and was raised by Christian parents. Through God’s influence with family and church, Keith was saved at a young age and has always enjoyed church involvement. While working as an auditor and serving as a youth S.S. director and deacon, Keith sensed God’s call to vocational Christian ministry. He quit his job and began seminary work in 1992. In addition to an accounting degree from MSU, Keith earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Prior to Park Place, Keith served as pastor of Walker Hill B.C. in Brandon and Midway B.C. in Meridian. He is passionate about preaching God’s Word and serving others. Keith and his family enjoy traveling, sports, theme parks, and mission trips. Keith’s hobbies include hunting, fishing and playing golf.

Brad Brand

Minister of Music and Pastoral Care

Wife: Bethany
Children: Avery
Start Date: May 28, 2014
Email: bbrand@ppbc.net

Brad was raised in a Christian home and as such acknowledged Jesus as Lord at 12 years old and was baptized shortly afterwards. Growing up in West Point, MS, he was actively involved in his church. Before his freshman year in college, he surrendered to God’s call to vocational Christian ministry.

In 2010, Brad earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi State University. Brad earned his Masters of Music degree in Church Music in May of 2014. During his free time, Brad enjoys golf, football, playing the trumpet, singing, and anything Mississippi State.

In January 2014, Brad married his wife, Bethany. She is a lifelong partner in ministry and is his best friend.

Jeff Jones

Minister of Children and Family Discipleship

Wife: Megan
Children: Jenny, Cleve
Start Date: January 1, 2012
Email: jjones@ppbc.net

Jeff was at Mississippi State studying to become a Civil Engineer when the Lord called him to full time ministry. Jeff graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering and also has a Master of Theological Studies degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys playing and listening to music (especially kids songs), reading, watching sports (especially Mississippi State football), and discovering new and creative ways to share God’s truths with kids. Jeff loves being a children’s minister because it gives him a great excuse to be the kid at heart that he is. He is married to his wife Megan, whom he is thankful to have as his partner in life and ministry. They have two children, Jenny and Cleve.

Matthew Smith

Minister of Students, Education, and Administration

Wife: Brandi
Children: Jeremiah, Stella Kate
Start Date: March 11, 2013
Email: msmith@ppbc.net

Matthew attended college at William Carey University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with a minor in Biblical Languages. He later received a Master’s degree in Education also from William Carey. He loves working with young people and above all else hopes that the Lord will use him to help students reach their God given potential. His hobbies include reading, spending time with friends and family, and watching Atlanta Braves baseball. He is married to his best friend Brandi, and they have two children, Jeremiah and Stella Kate.

Brad Baxter

Minister of Community Outreach, College, and Single Adults

Start Date: December 17, 2018
Email: bbaxter@ppbc.net

Brad is originally from Clinton, Mississippi. He became a believer in Christ at the age of 7. He surrendered to God’s calling on his life to pastoral ministry when he was a junior in high school. Brad earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Mississippi State University in 2015 and a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, in 2018. Brad is passionate about the three ministry areas God has called him to lead at Park Place because throughout his life, the local church has used these three areas of ministry to shape and deepen his walk with Christ in countless ways. In his free time, Brad enjoys hunting, playing and watching sports, running, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and reading.

Paul Lee

Minister of Senior Adults

Wife: Deborah
Start Date: January 1, 2016
Email: revptl@gmail.com

Paul and Deborah joined the Park Place family in July 2014, after their retirement and move from Corinth, MS. Paul trusted Jesus as Savior as a ten year old and at age 12 accepted God’s call to vocational ministry. He preached occasionally during high school and college and was ordained in 1967 as pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Pontotoc, MS. Paul served Mississippi churches for more than 40 years with responsibilities in youth and recreation, education and administration, including more than 20 years in senior adult ministry. He is a graduate of Tupelo High School, Clarke Jr. College, Mississippi College, and Southwestern Seminary.

Paul enjoys hunting and gardening. He and Deborah have two married children and one granddaughter.

Korbi McQueary

Director of Preschool Ministry and Office Manager
Children: Jordan and Jason
Start Date: February 2, 2009
Email: kmqueary@ppbc.net

Korbi joined the Park Place family in 2005. Korbi worked in the vision care field for nearly 10 years before God called her to work at Park Place as a ministry assistant. After working over 9 years as the pastors’ secretary, Korbi began serving as the Director of Preschool Ministry and Office Manager. Working and serving at Park Place has helped Korbi to realize her passions for the Lord’s work in singing, missions, preschool ministry, and fellowship. While participating in her first international mission trip to Ukraine, Korbi developed a deep love for the nations. Pursuing that love has led her on multiple local, national, and international mission trips. Korbi also enjoys being a mom to her boys Jordan & Jason and loves to watch them play football. Korbi and her boys reside in Brandon.

Glenn Bryant

Director of Adult Ministry and Facilities

Wife: Glenda
Start Date: September 1, 2015
Email: gbryant@ppbc.net

Glenn and his family joined Park Place 25 years ago. While at Park Place he was ordained as deacon and has served on various committees and in other areas of leadership within the church. In his role as Director of Adult Ministry and Facilities Glenn helps lead the Adult Sunday School and Ministry Teams while also managing the church facilities. While serving on staff, he has developed a passion for meeting guests and helping them get connected with the church through Sunday School and other areas of service.

Glenn and his wife Glenda have been married almost 40 years. They have seen their children and now grandchildren come to know Christ while attending Park Place. Glenn enjoys hunting and spending time with his family.

Shayne Wilkinson

Director of Missions

Wife: Trissi
Children: Katie and Justin
Start Date: March 2017
Email: swilkinson@ppbc.net

Shayne and his family have been a part of Park Place since 2012. In that time, Shayne has served as a deacon and as a Sunday School teacher. In January of 2017, Shayne surrendered to the ministry. He has since started seminary and joined the church staff as Discipleship Associate. As the new Director of Missions, Shayne hopes to see many in the Park Place church family fulfill our mission statement “Park Place glorifies God by making disciples of all nations.”

Shayne and his wife, Trissi, have been married over 20 years. They have two children, Katie and Justin, who attend Park Place Christian Academy. Shayne enjoys spending time with his family whether at a movie, at home, or at one of the many activities his kids participate in at the academy.

Ted Poore

Head of School

Wife: Carol Ann
Start Date: May 30, 2014
tpoore@goppca.com

Ted has over 25 years of experience in the public school system, serving as coach, counselor, and teacher at schools including Warren Central Junior High School, Murrah High School Madison Middle School, Rosa Scott Middle School, and Germantown High School. He has degrees from Delta State University (Bachelor of Science in Education and Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling) and Mississippi College (AA Certification, Educational Leadership).

Ted has also been selected as Mississippi’s Principal of the Year in both 2003 and 2013.

Ted and his wife, Carol Ann, have been married for over 30 years and currently live in Madison. They have 3 grown children and one granddaughter and one grandson. Ted enjoys spending time with his family, golf, hunting, and fishing.

Chryste Roberts

Business Manager
Email: croberts@ppbc.net

Lori Brian

Ministry Assistant
Email: lbrian@ppbc.net

Lexi Whitehead

Ministry Assistant
Email: loverby@ppbc.net