Dr. Michael Brooks

Lead Pastor

Dr. Michael Brooks and his wife, Donna, have been serving Siluria Baptist Church since June 30, 2014. He earned the B.A. degree in religion and speech from Samford University, the M.A. in speech communication from Auburn University, and both the M.Div. and D.Min. degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

His hobbies include writing for publication - including a weekly devotional and evangelical column used in newspapers around the state (see Pastor's Reflections on this site and the Siluria Facebook page), reading—especially history and biography—and collecting political memorabilia. He's treasurer of the Republican Political Items Collectors and vice-president and newsletter editor of the Carter Political Items Collectors. Currently, he's serving on the board of the Alabama Citizens Action Program (ALCAP), an organization that deals with legislative and moral issues, and as chair of the Christian Life Commission of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions. He is immediate past president of the Shelby County Baptist Association's pastors conference and moderator of the association.

The Brookses are parents to two children, Jami and John, and grandparents to three boys, all living in the Birmingham area.

Our pastor is excited about opportunities for ministry and growth at Siluria Baptist Church.


Luther Foreman

interim music minister

Luther Foreman is a native of Cusseta, Alabama. He attended high school in Opelika, earned a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Samford University, and attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Noted for his spiritual commitment, attention to detail, and sense of humor, he has served in churches for more than 35 years in music, youth, and education ministries. Luther and Charlotte, a surgical nurse at Grandview Hospital, make their home in Indian Springs. They have three grown children and five granddaughters.


Jim Hancock

Student minister

Jim Hancock is originally from North Alabama but has been a resident of Calera for over 27 years. He earned a ministry certificate from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. By day, he works as a professional electrician. He and his wife, Darlene, have been married for nearly 30 years. They have two grown children, Ashley and Andy, and three grandchildren.

Jim has a passion to influence young people and teach them about Christ. He wants to teach not only God’s inspired Word, but how young people can apply it in their lives. Jim is excited to serve as Siluria’s bi-vocational student minister.


Katie Abney - Office Manager

Katie has served as office manager since June 2007. She is known for her superb organization, hard work and her passion for serving others. Each week she handles the day-to-day responsibilities in the office with a smile and a heart of compassion. Katie earned a history degree from the University of Montevallo and loves to read in her spare time.