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Church Staff

Tim Hassler

Senior Pastor

Bro. Tim earned his BA in Liberal Arts from Samford University in Birmingham. He also earned his Master of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


He has been in full-time Christian Ministry since 2000.

Bro. Tim came to Bellview in the Spring of 2003 as Youth Pastor where he served 5 and a half years. He took his first Pastorate at Fairview Baptist Church in Gadsden AL, before returning to Bellview in the Winter of 2011 as Senior Pastor.


Outside of the Gospel Ministry of Jesus, his greatest passion is for his family. Married to his wife since 2000, Danette, and their 3 children, Hunter, Hallee, and Hughston.

Jason Rice

Worship Pastor

Jason earned his BA in Music from Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and completed his Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School. Jason accepted the call to Bellview in April of 2017. 

Jason is a native of the Birmingham area and loves spending time with his wife Dakota. They have been married since Decemeber 2016. Jason's favorite hobbies are running marathons and photography.

Dakota Rice

Women's Minister

MJ Mckinney

Youth Pastor

MJ earned his Bachelors of Divinity from Southern Bible College and Seminary. He has been in Youth Ministry for 8 years. He and his wife, Haley, have been foster parents for 3 years. 

He and Haley have been married for 5 years, and they adopted their son Keegan in 2022. 

Outside of ministering, MJ loves to hunt and loves the Braves. He is very passionate about his family and loves to spend time with Haley, Keegan, and their foster children. 

Debi Gaston

Church Administrator

Debi began her ministry at Bellview in April of 2012. She came to us after numerous years of service with State Farm Insurance Company. Debi and her husband, Phil, have been a faithful part of Bellview since 1998.

Ministry Leaders

Kim Carter

Children's Minister

Kim Carter has been the preschool director here at Bellview for over 25 years as a volunteer. She began serving as our part-time children's minister in November of 2022. 

Chuck Blevins

Small Groups Minister

Scott Currier

Men's Minister
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