Pastor Jay Rhodes  
 I came to know Jesus when I was six years old. I preached my first message when I was nine to the family German shepherd(he did not get converted). I would like to say I stay serving God but as a teen, I left the faith, but thanks to a merciful God I return to the Lord shortly after marrying the love of my life at age nineteen. Since that time God has brought me so far and taught me so many things. My wife Linnie and I were the Lead pastors of the Woodland Dr. Church of God for twelve years before moving to  Decatur in 2004 and becoming the Lead pastors of the South Decatur Church. My favorite thing to do is preach the Word of God to a congregation that loves God's Word. I love to spend time with my wife, three kids, and my two beautiful grand baby boys. 

 Favorite Sports Team: Alabama Roll Tide Roll 
 Favorite Hobby: Wood Working, Fixing Cars, Yard Work
Pastor Jay has a Bachelors in Theology from Lee University, a Master in Theology, and a Master of Christian Leadership from Pentecostal Theological Seminary. Pastor Jay also spent over 20  years in the business world where he was Vice President of an Automotive cooperation. 
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Pastor Lynn Rhodes

 Pastor Lynn has a passion for the Lord and it shows in everything that she does. She is an ordained minister is in the Church of God and leads the Ladies Ministries here at SDC. She has a weekly Ladies Bible study that is filled every week. She is also the leader of our worship team and has a passion for worship and the word of God. Pastor Lynn has preached revivals, and ladies conferences, all over the south. She is anointed and we are so blessed to have her serving our Co-Pastor. 

Favorite Hobby: Sewing, Writing 
Favorite Team: Alabama Crimson Tide

Pastor Lynn is working on her degree in Counseling and has just published her first book "Get the Past Out of Your Future" (will go on sale in spring 2018). She is an ordained minister in the Church of God. 

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