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Meet our Pastor, J. Derrall Marshall

Married 40 years to Sheilah Malone Marshall. They have two married sons: Derrick (Amanda) & Kevin (Lilly), and six grandchildren.

Pastor Marshall came to know the Lord Jesus as his Savior on February 24, 1980, at Crawford Baptist Church in Semmes, AL., where he served faithfully until surrendering to God’s call to the Gospel Ministry July 26, 1988.

Pastor Marshall truly has a pastor’s heart, and a passion to reach people for Christ, and lead them in their spiritual growth and service for the Lord.

He is an honors graduate of Florida Baptist Theological College, located in Graceville, Florida (now known as the Baptist College of Florida) where he received a Bachelor of Theology Degree in the fall of 1993.  He also attended The University of Mobile, in Mobile, Alabama where his focus was Studies in Religion. He is a 1975 graduate of Mary G. Montgomery High School, in Semmes, Alabama.

After completing his college degree work he was called as Pastor in Bonifay, Florida where he served for 12 years, before answering God’s call to pastor in south Mobile County, Alabama, and then to Shadow Lawn Baptist Church on August 10, 2008.

Pastor Marshall has been active in both the local Associations and State Conventions in both Florida and Alabama.  He has served on numerous Committees as well as having served as Moderator in the local Association in Florida, and as Moderator of the Mobile Baptist Association.

Pastor Marshall also serves on the Alabama State Board of Missions.

He is trained in several areas of Disaster Relief, where he serves as DR Chaplain, Administration Team, and other areas of ministry.

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Lynda Norris, Pianist

My parents started piano lessons for me at age 9, and by age 14 I became my home church’s pianist.  God has blessed me so much for the past 64 years as a Church pianist.  I thought I should retire, but God had other plans.  I’ve been pianist at Shadow Lawn Baptist Church since September of 2010, and with God’s help, I’ll retire when God calls me home.