We get it.

Middle School and High School can be complicated. Students are growing up faster and need a place to learn about God, meet friends and serve together. Our goal is to create a community where every student knows they matter and belong. The road can be bumpy but it does not have to be lonely.

We Have Fun!

Whether it is a Sunday evening, special event, retreat, or a mission trip we are sure to pack fun into learning how to follow Jesus.

Weekly Rhythms

Student services include live worship, practical teaching and guided group discussions led by adults committed to equipping students to develop their own faith.

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    Home Groups meet throughout the week in homes.


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Blair Grant

Student Ministry Coordinator
Staff Team
I grew up right here in Vestavia and came to know the Lord as a student in the Mountaintop Student Ministry. So now, getting to serve on staff and being a part of our Student Ministry by helping lead and coordinate our small groups, events, and services is very special.

I live in Pelham with my husband, daughter, and son, who are the joy of my life. All my favorite things start with the letter “C”….. my children, coffee, cats, chocolate chip cookies, and my husband Charles! My dream day would be spent snapping my fingers and magically seeing and experiencing all the different cultures around the world….well that or laying by a pool reading a good book.

Chris Conner

Student Pastor
Executive Team
I’ve been the student pastor at Mountaintop since 2013. If I’m not at the church leading staff and creating new ways to engage students, you will find me with my family. My awesome wife and three sons are my favorite people on the planet. In my free time, I’m either coaching my sons’ baseball teams, working on a project around the house, or relaxing on the couch with my wife, watching Christmas movies – yes, not in December.

Josh Powers

Student Associate Pastor
Staff Team
I have been in ministry for the past 8 years in both Student Ministry and Kids Ministry. I graduated from Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. At my first ministry job, I met my wife, Megan, who served on our student ministry team, and four years later we got married. My wife and I have twins, Micah and Evalette.

Outside of Student Ministry I enjoy coaching/playing volleyball, playing really any sport, cooking, and spending time with my family.

Justin Hesson

Worship and Media Associate Pastor
Staff Team
You’ll most likely see me with a guitar or camera in my hand and wearing an outfit that features a lot of black. Husband to my BEAUTIFUL wife, Sierra, and dog dad to two beautiful pups: Leo (Golden Retriever) & Felix (German Shepard). HUGE fan of Star Wars. I am a very energetic person who thrives off of people and good conversation. You’ll have a hard time shutting me up but always leave with a laugh or two, even if it’s at me and not with me. I love anything Music and Media related and have been fortunate to call Mountaintop home.

Savannah Barnett

Student Serve Coordinator
Staff Team
I have a heart to educate and empower people to make the world a better place. Here at Mountaintop, that looks like supporting and empowering our students to serve in a variety of capacities.

When I’m not at Mountaintop, you can find me doing photography, life coaching, finding new projects to do around the house, curled up in a blanket (because I’m always cold), or recently, I’ve gotten into plants- and sometimes I talk to them! I am married to my high school sweetheart, and we have a goofy dog and a crazy cat!
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