Meet Our Staff

aka our best buddies and our teachers!

Growing and Blooming

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Savior, Jesus Christ.   II Peter 3:18

The Leadership Team

Rev. Joseph Johnson, DMin


Joseph was ordained as Minister of Word and Sacrament in 1985 and came to Evergreen in November 1990.  We have just celebrated the 35th anniversary of Joe's Ordination!  Thank you for your years of dedication and service to Feeding God's Sheep!

Carol Kinney

Administrative Assistant

Carol is the first point of contact for the congregation and community.  She oversees daily office activity, facility scheduling and calendar planning, as well as being our "go to" for questions about ministry team budgets, reimbursements, and all other finance related questions.  Carol joined the Evergreen team in  1995.

Megan Clark-Brezina

Director of Family Ministries

Megan graduated from the Baptist College of Florida in 2017 with a B.A. in Christian Education and Leadership.  She has served in bi-vocational Family Ministry for the last 10 years and came on staff full time in July of 2019.


Sayonne Kiev Collins

Director of Preschool Ministries

Sayonne studied Early Childhood Education at Troy University.  Having also completed numerous continuing education classes and center experience, Sayonne is well attuned to the current needs of children and their families. She began working with our children and parents in April, 2020.

Terry Hagler

Director of Music Ministries

Out of William Carey as well as University of South Alabama, with degrees in Music, English, and a Master of Education, Terry served as Music Director at Evergreen from 1992-2011.  He was Choral Director in his hometown of Dothan for 16 years as well as Assistant Administrator at J.R. Arnold High School in Panama City Beach, Fl.  Terry returned to Evergreen as Choir Director once again in 2019.

Rhenella Smith


Rhenella holds degrees in both Piano Performance and Music Education, and is a member of Alabama Music Teachers Asscociation.  She also administrates the church website. Rhenella became an "Evergreener" in August 2016.