our team

Terrence Jones, 

lead pastor

Terrence was born on September 5, 1981 to Alfred and DaLaonne Jones, and is a native to Norman Park, GA. He was raised in a Christian home where he regularly attended church and made a profession of faith at a young age. He received a football scholarship to Tuskegee University where he became convinced through the ministry of Campus Outreach that his hypocritical lifestyle and Christian profession did not match up. It was then, by the grace of God, that his eyes were opened to his need for a Savior, and he genuinely trusted Christ with his life at the age of 19. In 2006, he married a young lady he’d met through Campus Outreach, the former Thais Redmond, whom he absolutely cherishes. In May 2011, he earned his Master of Divinity Degree from The Master's Seminary in California. It is Terrence's consuming desire to be used of God to strengthen the local church within the urban community. He and Thais are the proud parents of six children: Faith (deceased), Malaya, Sophia, Terrence Jr., Anani and Malachi. 


Twitter: @pastorTstawp

Alonzo brown, Jr.

associate pastor

Alonzo Jr. was born on October 14, 1975 and raised in Clinton, MD by his parents Alonzo Sr. and Cynthia Brown. He attended Alabama State University (ASU) where the Holy Spirit awakened him through a street preacher as a freshmen on the football team. He later became involved in the Campus Outreach (CO) ministry where he met Antoinette Green. They married in December 1998, and two weeks later he joined the CO staff targeting Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In 2009, Alonzo joined the staff of Common Ground Montgomery, a ministry to K-12 children in the Washington Park neighborhood. Washington Park is an under-resourced community in the “bad” part of town. Nevertheless, God is working there, and His message of hope and restoration is one that Alonzo is eager to preach as he serves both the body of Christ at Strong Tower and Washington Park. He and Antoinette have three children: Alaiyah, Alonzo III, and Ayden.


Twitter: @pastorZostawp

jeff hand, 

missions pastor

Jeff and his wife Jennifer have three children: Faith, Izzy and Meli. Jeff began a construction business with a partner in 2002 and later went into business on his own in 2009. He was born again in 2007 and shortly after, he began visiting government housing communities in Montgomery to share the gospel. That led to bi-monthly cookouts and outreaches in those housing projects through an organization he helped start - Inner City Evangelism (ICE). Jeff and his wife also began a worship gathering in their home called Friday Night Church that continues even today. In 2011, Jeff moved his family to Village Green in efforts to minister incarnationally to their neighbors. In 2013, he and his family moved into the Washington Park Community. He served on staff with House To House until June 2014 and then transitioned to Strong Tower At Washington Park where he is serving as missions pastor to lead in outreach locally and abroad. He is passionate about seeing the gospel spread throughout the city and the nations.


Twitter: @Jeffstawp

keisha turner, 

women's  counselor

Keisha is a native of Jamaica. At the age of 10, she moved to the United States. Seven years after living in the U.S., Keisha became a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. As a new Christian, Keisha did not understand the basics of the Christian faith. However, while in college, Keisha had the privilege of being involved in a discipleship relationship. Through that relationship, Keisha began to understand the importance of the Scriptures and its application. Understanding that our lives are designed to make much of Christ, Keisha began to share a burden for those who walk in constant darkness. In 2005, Keisha graduated from Tuskegee University with a Bachelors degree in psychology. After which, she went on to The Master's College to earn a Masters of Arts in biblical counseling. Months after completing her studies, Keisha spent a year in South Africa serving the sick, the poor and the orphans. Keisha also worked with Common Ground Montgomery for three years. Her educational training and experiences, coupled with the desire to tell others about our great Savior, has given Keisha an even greater desire to commit her life to ministering to the needy of her community. Keisha is married to Fredrick Turner. They have two daughters: Ailis and Eliana.


Twitter: @KeishaTstawp

laura hand, 


Laura Hand was born and raised in Montgomery, AL to her parents Scott and Jeanna McLaughlin. She was saved a year after graduating high school. She is thankful the Lord saw fit to call her to Him and enjoys the sweet fellowship with the Father. She married Timothy Hand, Jr. March 23 2013. They have two boys TJ and Roman. 


"Taste and see that the Lord is good." {psalm 34:8} 



youth pastor

Dewayne was born on February 21, 1975 and is a native of Linden, Ala. He is married to his best friend of 15 years, Leslie, and they are proud parents of three children: Devin, Dorian, and Journi. Dewayne had attended church with his grandmother as a child, but stopped attending after his grandmother's health prevented her from going. He has confessed that even though he attended church, he never "heard" the gospel message. He first believed the gospel message as an adult when he attended church after his boss at the time invited him. He then served there as a deacon and youth pastor for seven years. His passion for the youth comes from the fact that his father was absent from his life, and he knows first hand what its like to grow up without the knowledge of the love of Jesus for him. He also founded an outreach ministry called Flatline Movement. Flatline is derived from Romans 6:11 which says, “ So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.” Flatline is a combination of gospel artists, weekly mentoring and an AAU high school basketball team. He is also the chaplain of Carver High School football team. Dewayne wrote his first book in 2018 called Flatlined 2 Ngauge. Contact Dewayne to buy a copy. You can also find the book at Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


Twitter: @pastorDstawp