Tim Kelley, an Alabama native has served in ministry to the Birmingham area for the last twenty years. He was Minister of Students and Single Adults at Southside from 1985 to 1994, and Pastor of Green Springs Baptist Church from 1994 to 2000, and Associate Pastor for Ministries and Administration at Southside Baptist Church. On September 12, 2021, Dr. Kelley was installed as Pastor.
An alumnus of Samford University, earning the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree (1980), Dr. Kelley continued his education at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with the Master of Divinity degree (1992), and the Doctor of Ministry degree (1998) from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham. He was licensed to the ministry in 1985 and ordained in 1990 by Southside Baptist Church.