New to Mountaintop


If you are considering visiting Mountaintop Church for the first time, we encourage you to come and see what Sunday mornings are like! Our Sunday worship services are at 9:30 and 11:15am. We know you may have a lot of questions and may be somewhat intimidated about coming to a new place. Let us assure you that we want your experience to be as comfortable and meaningful as possible. Below are several questions that are frequently asked about our church. If you have other questions, please contact us so that we can fully answer your questions.

What type of church is Mountaintop?

Some call us independent while others say nondenominational. We're not much into labels, but prefer to be seen as a New Testament church. To call us that is the highest compliment you could pay!  If you want to read more about our values and beliefs, click here.

What should I wear?

Really, anything you like. Suits and ties are rare; jeans and shorts are abundant. We suggest something comfortable... because that's what we'll be wearing.

Do you have any tips for first-timers?

Sure! If you're worried about parking... don't be! We're a decently sized church but we've prepared well for your visit. You'll find a well-staffed traffic team, multiple shuttles, and lots of help getting the best parking space possible! We have spaces reserved in front of the church for first time visitors, so be sure to let the traffic team know.

Once inside, you'll find lots of smiling faces and helpful signage. Located in our Main Atrium is a well-stocked Coffee Bar serving up fresh O'Henry's coffee. If you need help finding your way to the coffee or restroom, ask one of the members of the Guest Services Team for help. So our suggestion is to come a few minutes early and enjoy the atmosphere.

Do you have programs for Children and Teens?

Absolutely we do!  And if you want to find out more about those programs, check out the videos below this FAQ section!

On Sunday, children's programs are offered during both services. Just bring your children to the downstairs/lower level or check with any of our greeters or the Guest Services Booth in the Atrium. Middle School has a great program during the 11:15 service. Serving is at the heart of MtopStudents and we encourage High Schoolers serve on Sunday mornings at 9:30 or 11:15am in some capacity. High School gathers together at 5pm on Sunday Nights for dinner, worship, and small groups.

What are the Services like?

It's hard to explain. We use many different techniques to communicate the message God has given us. You are likely to find us using contemporary music, video, staging, props, or whatever we can find to reinforce the teaching and to express ourselves in worship. We also offer online streaming of our services and have a good number of online viewers every week - so you will see a few cameras being used to help our online worshipers join us from all over the Birmingham area and the world.


More about our Children's Programs

This is an ordinary place where kids can discover extraordinary things about God.
We pray that Mountaintop Church is a place where kids will LOVE, LAUGH and LEARN as they discover how to love God with all their hearts and how to love their neighbors. We want kids to laugh and have fun as they learn about God at church and at home with their families.

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More about our Student Programs

Sunday Worship Experience

Middle School - 11:15am in the Student Center
High School - 5pm in the Student Center

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More about our Senior Pastor


How did you first come to Mountaintop?
In 2011 I responded to God’s call and the invitation of the
Board of Elders to become Mountaintop’s Senior Pastor.

Five words to describe you:
Enthusiastic, creative, witty, passionate and talkative.

Other places God has taken you:
I was born in Charlotte, NC and grew up in Charleston, SC
Studied in Clemson, SC, Genoa, Italy and Atlanta, GA
Practiced architecture in Charleston, SC and Orlando, FL
Pastored churches in Baton Rouge, LA; Menlo Park, CA;
Houston, TX and Birmingham, AL

What’s your proudest moment?
Watching a member of our team excel and
hearing a story of how someone is FOR|BHM.

What is your favorite food?
Red Rice – a Carolina lowcountry shrimp dish

What is something most people don’t know about you?
I am left-handed but play sports right-handed.

What’s one book that has impacted you?
Basic Christian Leadership, by John Stott.

What inspires you?
Sacrifice, generosity and people who never give up.

What’s your biggest challenge?
Pastoring a church filled with Alabama and Auburn fans –
especially when Clemson meets one of them in the playoffs!

What have done to improve your intelligence:
Married Kim and became dad to Kelli, Jennifer and Jamie –
and now father-in-law to Jay and CJ. They all make me smarter!
Along the way I also earned a BS in Design and
Master of Architecture from Clemson University
(go Tigers),
became a Registered Architect in Florida and earned
a Master of Divinity from Columbia, Theological Seminary.

If you'd like to know more about our Vision, Beliefs and Values

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Driving Directions and Service Times

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  • 225 Centerview Dr Birmingham, AL 35216
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Service Times | Sundays at 9:30am & 11:15am | First Wednesday Nights at 6:30pm