Michael J. Brooks began service as pastor of Siluria Baptist Church in Alabaster on June 30, 2014. He previously served the Pine Flat Baptist Church in the Cahaba Baptist Association for 12 years as bi-vocational pastor. His other pastorates have included the First Baptist Church of Selma and the First Baptist Church of Decatur, Alabama.

Brooks taught public speaking and journalism at Judson College for 15 years. He’s been an adjunct instructor at Wallace Community College Selma, Faulkner University, Jefferson State Community College Hoover, Tennessee Temple University, Luther Rice College and Seminary, and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary extensions in Birmingham and North Georgia, including two courses for New Orleans at the Philipps Prison in Buford, Ga.

Brooks and his wife, Donna, have two children and three grandsons in the Birmingham metro area. He enjoys reading history and biography and collecting political memorabilia. He is a member of the American Political Items Collectors, the Jimmy Carter Political Items Collectors, serving as vice-president and newsletter editor, and the Republican Political Items Collectors, serving as treasurer. Brooks also writes a weekly devotional column published in several Alabama newspapers.