As you move along this journey, we call life, Countryside Baptist Church wants to help it all make sense! Senior Pastor Dr. John S. Connell invites you tune in for “Helping Life Make Sense” as he takes you on a path that is marked by steps of faith and highlighted by evidence of the work of God! His desire for you is a relationship with God and others that is rich and fully rewarding.
Dr. Connell brings extensive ministry experience to Countryside. He has pastored churches in Alabama, Louisiana, and Georgia. At one of those churches he was superintendent of a 1,000 student Christian school. Dr. Connell also served as Chairman of the Christian Studies Department at Shorter University in Rome, Georgia. Holding a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Alabama, he also earned a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Theology from New Orleans Baptist Seminary. He, joined by his wife, Donna, became Senior Pastor at Countryside in January 2015.