Meet Our Staff

 

Andy Blake, Jobs Coach Andy spent 15 years working in the construction industry in both management and sales before relocating his family to serve as cross-cultural church planters in the metro New York City area.  In addition to serving as jobs coach, Andy is the bi-vocational pastor of Sardis Baptist Church in Gardendale.  Andy and his wife are blessed with 4 children.

Andy Blake, Jobs Coach

Andy spent 15 years working in the construction industry in both management and sales before relocating his family to serve as cross-cultural church planters in the metro New York City area.  In addition to serving as jobs coach, Andy is the bi-vocational pastor of Sardis Baptist Church in Gardendale.  Andy and his wife are blessed with 4 children.

Deborah Smith, Instructor Deborah was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and has over 40 years of experience teaching in public education in Birmingham. She came out of retirement to serve with WorkFaith and is a huge asset to our team.

Deborah Smith, Instructor

Deborah was a foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement and has over 40 years of experience teaching in public education in Birmingham. She came out of retirement to serve with WorkFaith and is a huge asset to our team.

Tamika Holmes, Instructor Tamika has started two companies and her own non-profit. She teaches our workshops at The Lovelady Center, and is a vital member of the team. Tamika was the Birmingham Business Alliance Young Professional of the year in 2016. She is currently studying biblical counseling at Birmingham Theological Seminary, and she attends Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

Tamika Holmes, Instructor

Tamika has started two companies and her own non-profit. She teaches our workshops at The Lovelady Center, and is a vital member of the team. Tamika was the Birmingham Business Alliance Young Professional of the year in 2016. She is currently studying biblical counseling at Birmingham Theological Seminary, and she attends Woodlawn United Methodist Church.

Kristi Kirkland, Office Manager Kristi has a background in communications and over six years of experience in non-profit work. She recently spent two years teaching English in North Africa. She attends the Church at Brook Hills. 

Kristi Kirkland, Office Manager

Kristi has a background in communications and over six years of experience in non-profit work. She recently spent two years teaching English in North Africa. She attends the Church at Brook Hills.