Rev. Benjamin Cowell

Senior Pastor

Pastor Ben and his wife Heather have been married since June 30, 2007. They have been blessed with four amazing kids: Gabriel, Seth, Anna, and Elizabeth. The Cowell’s have been happily serving Brownsville Baptist Church since August 14, 2022. Pastor Ben holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Arts degree from Bethlehem College and Seminary, and is currently working through a Doctor of Ministry degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In his spare time, Pastor Ben enjoys reading, playing guitar, grilling/smoking meat, and riding roller-coasters with his family. His life verse is Colossians 3:16 which says: "Let the word of Christ dwell richly among you, in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another through psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts."

Rev. Walter Brinks

Minister of Music/Children

Walter is married to Belinda and they have two children, Tyler and Kayleigh. Walter is an Auburn fan and enjoys fishing and spending time with his family. The beach is one of his favorite places to visit. The Brinks family joined BBC in 2009 and make their home in Brownsville. Walter enjoys serving as the Minister of Music and Children.

“The best part of my job is the people; I love the people I work with and worship with.”
– Walter -

Rev. Lee Beaumont

Youth Minister

Lee joined the BBC staff as Youth Minister in 2019. He is married to Caitlyn, and they have a son, Oliver and a daughter, Posy. Lee has served as a Youth Minister in churches in Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee. He enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

Mrs. Debbie Barnes

Administrative Ministry Assistant

Debbie has served as Administrative Ministry Assistant since 2017. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Memphis, Tennessee, where she graduated from White Station High School. Debbie met her husband, Steve, in church and they married in 1999. He went home to be with the Lord in 2011. Debbie is Mom to three fur-babies, Pawpaws the cat and dogs Raz and Lily Mae.

“I love my job. I love the staff and people of this church. They all have made me feel at home.”
– Debbie -



Mrs. Bennie Gibbs has been a mainstay at the church in some capacity for years, and is currently responsible for preparing the Wednesday night meal as well as cooking for many other church gatherings. Mrs. Bennie enjoys cooking and riding trains.


terms expiring 2023

Jim McAdams
Terry Scallions

terms expiring 2024

John Gorman, Jr.
Eddie Stewart
Brannon Williams

terms expiring 2025

Billy Garrett, Jr.
Richard Nelson
Joey Parker
Ted Velotta
Jesse Jacocks