Meet Our Staff

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Bro. Mark Mayfield, Senior Pastor

Brother Mark Mayfield has served as Senior Pastor at Leighton Baptist Church since February 2009.  He holds degrees from Louisiana Baptist University (B.A.) and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Theology).  A native of Sheffield, Alabama, Brother Mark is married to his high school sweetheart, Cindy.  They are blessed with two children, Jessica (Brennan) and Preston.  They are expecting their first grandchild in September.

Brother Mark is a gifted and faithful teacher whose messages combine sound, Biblical preaching and practical application.  His congregation is encouraged to help people become devoted followers of Christ.

Brother Mark and his family answered the call to missions in 2004 when they moved to Honduras with Baptist Medical and Dental Missions International to serve the people of Latin America as the missionary in charge of the Thomas Herrington Bible Institute  It is at this Institute that Christian men were trained in the Lord’s call to become pastors.  While serving in Honduras, Mark and his family also helped with medical and dental teams, ladies retreats, and a feeding program called “Feed the Shepherds ” which provided food for the pastors’ families who ministered in the 87 churches associated with BMDMI.

Committed to missions and a ministry, Brother Mark has led LBC to increase financial support of missions and missionaries around the world and serve the community, the state, the United States and the world through special projects.

Beloved for his caring of his congregation and his sincerity, Brother Mark claims the truth of Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me.  The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

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Miss Kala Weatherby, Education & Children’s Minister

Thanks for checking out our new website!  I would love the opportunity to meet you and share with you about the Children and Preschool Ministry. 

I came to Leighton Baptist Church in August 2004 as the Minister of Preschool and Children.  In 2011 I was blessed to be able to become the Minister of Education to my credits.  I am a product of the Shoals area having grown up in Tuscumbia and attended Deshler High School.  I received my undergraduate degree at UNA and then went on to receive my Master of Arts in Christian Education at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Cordova, TN. 

I love being at LBC and have had the privilege of watching God work in the lives of so many children.  In my opinion there is no greater joy than being a part of helping a child come to know Jesus!  I love the job He has called me to and I look forward to all He has in store for the future of LBC!

I feel abundantly blessed to be a part of such a wonderful staff.  If you’d like to know more about our Children’s Ministry or have any questions, please feel free to call the church office and ask to speak with me!  I look forward to hearing from you.

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Dusty Medlock, Youth Minister

Dusty has been a part of Leighton Baptist since 2010 having served as Interim Student and Music Minister until January 2011 when he became a full-time staff member as Youth Minister. 

Dusty attended the University of North Alabama where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education & Sports Recreation with a minor in Management in 2000.  He began working on his Master of Arts in Christian Education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2012 at the extension center in Birmingham.

Dusty loves hanging out with the youth and says that they are the absolute coolest group in the world!  He also enjoys working with Brother Bobby Burden in leading congregational worship with our awesome God.  He loves to go on mission trips whenever he can.  He’s been to Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and Peru.  He’s looking forward to where his next mission trip will lead him. 

Dusty is a lover of all sports, most kinds of music and college football.  In his spare time, you’ll find him running or palling around with his dogs, Topher & Ellie!

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Bobby Burden, Music Minister

Bobby began leading Music at the early age of 9 years on Sunday Nights at Abbie Baptist Church where he attended with his parents.  Bobby came to LBC in 1985 and began leading music shortly thereafter.  He has served as a Youth Director and a Royal Ambassador Leader.

Bobby currently teaches a Sunday School class and was ordained as a Deacon of LBC in 1987.

Bobby is married to Nancy and they have two children, Wesley (Anna) and Wendy (Cory) and 4 grandchildren, Grant, Reece, Kiley and Nash.

Bobby was saved and baptized at the age of 22.  He is proud to tell others that since he as the assurance of life in heaven, that makes it worth living.