Meet Our Staff

Jeremy Smalley, Pastor


Jeremy, his bride Amber, and their dog Lovie moved to the Bayou in September of 2015.  He is originally from Arab, Alabama, and served as Student Minister at Arab First Baptist Church for over 13 years before the Lord called him and his bride to move south to serve as our pastor.  Jeremy graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Samford University in 2001 and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in 2008. He loves Alabama and Chicago Bears football.


Amber is originally from Athens, Alabama, and is currently working for Mobile County Schools as School Improvement Specialist.


Jeremy and Amber got married on June 1, 2013. 

Delton Steiner, Music & Youth Minister

Delton came back home First Baptist Bayou La Batre in September 2019. Delton graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelors's in History. He is currently a History teacher at Grand Bay middle.  Delton and his beautiful bride Alexus work together to lead the youth and music department at FBC BLB

Ali Gardner, Children's Minister

Ali Gardner is a Senior Intercultural Studies Major at the University of Mobile. She has two concentrations in Teaching English as a Second Language and Spanish as a foriegn langauge. She joined our staff September 19, 2018. She currently serves as a volunteer English as a Second Language teacher at the International Langauge School in Mobile and as a daycamp counselor. She served two summers at WorldSong Missions Adventure Camp as a camp counselor and has served in South East Asia, and South Africa as an English teacher. She works with grades K4-5th grade here at FBC BLB! 


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