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 convicted 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. Terrence has been the lead pastor of Strong Tower for 10 years. He has been instrumental in establishing two more healthy churches in Montgomery, AL (Flatline Church and Southside Gospel Fellowship), a thriving college ministry at Alabama State and Tuskegee University (Real Talk), and two impactful non​-​profits (Fisher's Farm and Strong Foundation). Terrence's consuming desire is to be used by 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. During their 15 years of marriage they have also had over 30 guest​s​ live with themfrom one month to 2 years time range.

e-mail: terrence@strongtowerawp.com

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 six children: Alaiyah, Alonzo III, Ayden, Adrian, Anthony, and Austin.

e-mail: alonzo@strongtowerawp.com

Twitter: @pastorZostawp

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 three daughters: Ailis, Eliana and Selah.

e-mail: keisha@strongtowerawp.com

Khalilah Shelton, 


Khalilah hails from the wonderful city on the lake, Cleveland, Ohio. She met Christ at the age of 12, but her faith was solidified during her college years at Ohio University in Athens, OH, where she earned a bachelor's degree in engineering. She has had opportunities to work as an engineer at a pharmaceuticals company. Late in life, she was a church planting spouse and short-term overseas missionary. Khalilah has recently embraced a new and more transient lifestyle as her husband is

a U.S. Air Force Chaplain. 

Khalilah loves to teach other women about Christ through mentoring and Bible study. In her spare time, she crafts, bakes, blogs, plays with her four young children and loves rowing for Cleveland sports teams.

e-mail: finance@strongtowerawp.com



Zach is from Birmingham, AL and his wife Nicole is a native of Stockton, California. They met at Tuskegee University in 2005. In 2006, they became Christians and and two years later they got married. They have four children: Naomi, Zachary “Tripp” III, Gabrielle and Nehemiah. Since its inception in 2017, Zach and Nicole have served as volunteers with Strong Tower iENGauge youth group. After serving as interim youth leaders in early 2019, they accepted the opportunity to lead iENGauge. Currently, Zach works with our teens ages 13-18 and Nicole works with the children ages 5-12.

​Nicole's e-mail: ​youth@strongtowerawp.com

Zach's e-mail: zbeasley@alsbom.org