dr. timothy l. kelley

Pastor for Congregational Ministries


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. Presently, Dr. Kelley is Pastor for Congregational Ministries


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.

Dr. Kenneth Roxburgh

Pastor for Preaching and Teaching

Dr. Roxburgh came to Samford from Scottish Baptist College in Glasgow, Scotland, where he served as president and taught. He received his B.A. from the London School of Theology, his M.Th. from Aberdeen University, and his Ph.D. from Edinburgh University.

Dr. Roxburgh researches the History of Christianity in Scotland in the 20th century. He has written numerous articles for scholarly journals, as well as a book, Thomas Gillespie and the Origins of the Relief Church in 18th Century Scotland (Peter Lang, 1999). At Samford Dr. Roxburgh teaches Baptist History and Theology, Christian Theology, Pastoral Theology, and Contemporary Theology. He served as interim preacher and teacher at Southside Baptist Church in Birmingham since September 2014, and now serves as the Pastor for Preaching and Teaching.

Support Staff

Sarah Heaslett - Organist/Director of Music

Rosetta Richards - Parish Nurse

Shannon Martin - Church Assistant