Dr. Keith Grubbs

Pastor

Wife: Jana
Children: Hannah Grace, Caleb
Start Date: August 1, 2008

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

Associate Pastor – Worship and Pastoral Care

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

Brad was raised in a Christian home and accepted Jesus as Lord at 12 years old. 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.

Brad earned a Bachelor of Music Education from Mississippi State University in 2010, a Masters of Music in Church Music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014, and a Doctor of Educational Ministry in Christian Worship from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2020. Brad is passionate about leading God’s people to respond to their great God week after week. Brad also enjoys leading discipleship groups that help other believers grow in their relationship with the Lord. Brad’s hobbies include golf, football, playing the trumpet, singing, and anything Mississippi State.

In January 2014, Brad married his wife, Bethany. Brad and Bethany have two kids. Avery was born in 2016 and Charlee Grace was born and adopted in March of 2020.

Jeff Jones

Associate Pastor – 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.

Brad Baxter

Minister of Community Outreach and Education
Wife: Krista
Start Date: December 17, 2018
Email: bbaxter@ppbc.net

Brad is originally from Clinton, Mississippi. He 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. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD in Biblical Exposition from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Brad is passionate about equipping others to be used by God in the work of ministry in the local church. In his free time, Brad enjoys hunting, playing and watching sports, running, cooking, spending time with family and friends, and reading. Brad married his best friend Krista in February of 2020.

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 adult children and two granddaughters.

Korbi McQueary

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

Korbi grew up in a loving, Christian home in McComb, MS. She worked in the vision care field for nearly 10 years before God called her to 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. In her free time, Korbi enjoys spending time with family, sharing meals with friends, reading, and going to the beach.

Glenn Bryant

Director of Adult Ministry and Facilities

Wife: Glenda
Start Date: March 10, 2014
Email: gbryant@ppbc.net

Glenn and his family joined Park Place over 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 over 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

Minister 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.

Jason Cook

Head of School

Wife: Carrie
Children:Katie, Olivia, Sam, and Will
Start Date: July 29, 2019
jcook@goppca.com

Jason grew up in Houston, MS and moved to Jackson in 2000. After attending and serving in local churches, Jason realized that he had never completely given his life to the Lord. In the spring of 2015, Jason fully surrendered to Jesus Christ and was baptized.

In 1994, Jason graduated from Houston High School. He attended Delta State University and received a Bachelor of Science and Social Science. Jason continued his education at Arkansas State University where he received a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. He is also a graduate of the National Institute of School Leadership.

Jason has been in education for 20 years. He has been a classroom teacher, assistant football and baseball coach, head football and baseball coach, athletic director, and a principal. Jason has also been serving as pulpit supply for several churches across the state for the past 2-3 years. He has also taught Sunday School classes from college to senior adults, and is currently teaching an adult Sunday School class at Park Place. Jason enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family. Jason and Carrie are so grateful to the Lord for giving them this opportunity to serve the students and families through PPCA.

Dan Panter

Minister of Discipleship

Wife: Libby
Start Date: January 6, 2020
danpan1946@gmail.com

Dan grew up in Pascagoula, Mississippi and attended Clarke Memorial Baptist College, Mississippi College, and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Dan and Libby were appointed missionaries by the International Mission Board on April 14, 1976. Before their retirement on December 10, 2010, they served in France, West Africa, the Soviet Union, Belarus, Germany, and Southeast Asia. Following retirement, the Panters served in Kenya with the IMB as volunteer missionaries. Dan has also served as pastor, interim pastor, and naval chaplain. He is thankful to be part of a Great Commission church and looks forward to the future with great expectation.

Reid Stevens

Minister of Students and College

Wife: Natalie
Start Date: November 30, 2020
rstevens@ppbc.net

Reid grew up in Starkville, MS and graduated from Mississippi State University in the Fall of 2020. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Expository Preaching from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He enjoys exercising, reading, drinking black coffee, and spending time with his wife, Natalie. Reid desires to see students love Christ above all else and live for God’s mission in the world.

Chryste Roberts

Business Manager
Email: croberts@ppbc.net

Lori Brian

Ministry Assistant
Email: lbrian@ppbc.net

Alicia Ramsey

Ministry Assistant
Email: aramsey@ppbc.net