Board of Directors

Danny Crawford

Board Chairperson


Danny is a familiar face here in North Alabama.  He is a resident of Limestone County all his life. Tanner High School graduate, BS and MS from Auburn University. 33 years with USDA Farm Service Agency. Danny was elected to three terms to the Athens City Council, where he served as President of council. He served eight years as the Executive State Director of Agency as an appointment of President George W. Bush. He is presently serving in the Alabama House of Representatives. Danny has attended LLBC for 15 years. He is married to Mary Kay Crawford, a retired teacher with Athens City School system. They have one son, Matthew who is also a resident of Limestone County.



Eric Pugh


Eric is the Minister to Families/Missions at LLBC.  His Life Verse is Matthew 6:33 – “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”

Eric grew up in Evergreen, Alabama. The opportunity came for me to serve in the US Navy for six years. During this time I was born again -by the grace of God. When I was discharged from the Navy in 1979, I was employed by TVA at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant near Athens, Alabama for 26 years.  In Athens I met my lovely wife, Susan McDow, and was married in 1980. God blessed us with Erin, Christopher, Lauren, Mary Kathryn, and Jordan as our children over the next 10 years.  In recent years, God has continued to enlarge our family with nine amazing grandchildren! While at First Baptist Athens, God called me to preach the gospel as He provided opportunity.   I was licensed in 1983 by my home church. Under the mentorship of Dr. Fred Lackey, I learned to make disciples of Christ through evangelism and discipleship.  In 1988, we were invited to assist First Baptist Athens in establishing the mission church in Elkmont, Alabama, under the leadership of Pastor David Jones. During this ministry, we learned and grew in biblical truths related to family principles, missions, and the sanctity of human life. As God deepened these messages in our family, He broadened our borders of service and ministry.

The exciting journey of the Pugh family has brought us to retire early from TVA and serve the body of Christ at Lindsay Lane Baptist Church as Associate Pastor of Family Ministries & Missions.  I was ordained in January 2006, and began full-time ministry in July of that year. 

In this role, we get to minister to families through marital & family counseling, biblical training, and Lindsay Lane Christian Academy (private school and home school.)   Also, we thoroughly enjoy assisting and mobilizing LLBC members to go on mission with God - locally, nationally, and internationally – to serve others and share the gospel. 

Our passion: To provide the opportunity to every person God brings across our path directly, or indirectly, the opportunity to hear of God’s love through Jesus Christ, and if they are receptive to this love gift of salvation, to grow spiritually in the grace and knowledge of Him - until we get to see Him face to face in eternity!


Brian Hill

Board Vice Chairmperson


Brian is a native of North Alabama having attended New Hope High School and later graduating from the University of Alabama in Huntsville with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He is currently employed by the U.S. Army where he is responsible for a portfolio of multi-million dollar programs and strategic responsibilities. He has over 26 years of experience managing and providing oversight to a broad range of disciples, including program management, systems engineering, contracting, and resource management.

As a licensed General Contractor, he owned and operated Powers Construction Company from 1996-2006. His other interests include coaching youth sports and supporting various efforts aimed at advancing the mission and influence of Lindsay Lane Christian Academy (LLCA). He has served as Chairman of the LLCA Long-Range Planning Committee and his passion is to assist LLCA come alongside families as we collectively strive to instill a biblical-worldview in the next generation. Brian believes that our hope as parents lies with God alone and that our future resides in our children’s preparedness to live the life He designed.

He and his wife, Holly Hill, LLCA Elementary Director, have two children: Ethan (Class of 2020) and Grayson (Class of 2023). His family has been long-time members of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and are currently active in living out their faith.


Bill Mitchell 


Bill has been the manager for Warrior Tractor and Equipment Co. in Athens, Alabama for 24 years. Originally from Emporia, Virginia, Bill traveled across the eastern portion of the United States while employed by Blount Industries. He and his family relocated to Tupelo, Mississippi in 1989 and he went to work for Rolllison Equipment Company. In 1992, Bill joined Warrior Tractor and Equipment and in 1993 moved to Athens Alabama to manage their dealership here.

 He and his wife, Wendy, along with their 3 children joined Lindsay Lane Baptist Church in 1993 and have been blessed to be a part of the vision and ministry of LLBC. Their son, Tadd Mitchell, has been involved as a coach for both the baseball and basketball sports programs at Lindsay Lane Christian Academy. Their daughter-in-law, Ashley Mitchell is a fourth grade teacher at LLCA and their grandsons, Seth Mitchell (age 11) and Parker Mitchell (age 7) attend LLCA and have since their education began. Bill has hosted Nathan Ministries (a men’s prayer ministry) for six years. He is a dedicated supporter and volunteer of both Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and Lindsay Lane Christian Academy.


Jennifer Morrison

Board Secretary


Jennifer and her husband, Charles, have been married for 17 years. They attend Lindsay Lane Baptist Church and have 4 children who all attend Lindsay Lane Christian Academy (Charlie-9th, Max-6th, Lucy-4th, Alice-2nd). Jennifer has enjoyed seeing the children flourish in an environment that encourages them in their relationships with Jesus. She is grateful to have this school and faculty come alongside them as they raise their children to know, love and follow Jesus. She is excited about the future of Lindsay Lane Christian Academy and is honored to serve on the board.




Bradley Griggs



Bradley, the Executive Pastor of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church, serves as an ex-officio member of the school board. He was married to Karen on June 17, 1983.  They have two children; Whitney Ballinger is their daughter and their son is Keeton Griggs. Bradley enjoys Bass Fishing, Golf, and Alabama Football.

A graduate of Tanner High School, Bradley was born and raised in Limestone County, AL. He played collegiate baseball on scholarship at Snead State College where he graduated with an Associate Degree in Business Administration. He earned a diploma in Data Processing from Muscle Shoals State Technical College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management of Technology from Athens State University.

Shortly before marrying his childhood sweetheart Karen on June 17, 1983, Bradley went to work for ConAgra, Inc. in Decatur, AL as a computer programmer. The following year the company transferred the couple to Eldorado, AR where they attended Immanuel Baptist Church. While at Immanuel, Bradley was ordained and served as a deacon. He and his family moved back to North Alabama in 1988 when he was hired by Wallace State Community College in Hanceville, AL as the Director of Management Information Systems. In 1990, they returned home to Limestone County when he accepted a job at Athens State University.

Bro. Bradley surrendered to the call of God to serve Lindsay Lane Baptist Church as bi-vocational Minister of Music in 1992.  In addition to his positions at Athens State and Lindsay Lane, he was a principal owner in the Dowe-Olin Corporation, a business applications software development firm and IBM Business Partner in Decatur, AL.  In October 2000, he resigned his position as Director of Information Systems and Institutional Research at Athens State and sold his interest in his company to become the full-time Associate Pastor for Administration and Music at Lindsay Lane. In May 2004, he began serving in his current role as Executive Pastor.


Daryl Woods

Board Treasurer


Daryl lives in Madison with his wife, Carla Woods, their son, Corey, and their daughter, Bella, who is a 7th grader at LLCA. Daryl is an engineer and project manager with NASA. Prior to his NASA career, he spent 11 years on active duty in the United States Air Force. Daryl is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy and the Air Force Institute of Technology holding a bachelor and master degree, respectively, in astronautical engineering.

Mr. Woods is a proponent and supporter of Kingdom Education and firmly believes in the vision of Lindsay Lane Christian Academy to “raise future generations of leaders with Godly character, based on biblical truth and academic excellence, to influence the world for the glory of God.” Mr. Woods is an active member of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church-East Campus, where he participates in church activities and public worship services.



John Sparks 


John grew up on a small family farm in West Tennessee near Bethel Springs.  He is presently retired from TVA and serves as the General Partner for H & S Southern Enterprises, FLP where he owns the majority interest.  Educated at University of Tennessee, Jacksonville University and Georgia Institute of Technology, he holds degrees from Jacksonville University and Georgia Tech, Bachelor of Science in Physics and Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering respectively.  Both degrees were received in 1980 as the result of a dual degree program between the two schools.  

Growing up on a farm he learned a lot about business and financial management has been involved in a business of some type for most of his life.  During his 28 years with TVA, he worked as a Mechanical Construction Engineer, Engineering Group Leader, Nuclear Engineer, Systems Engineer, Systems Engineering Supervisor, Project Manager, Component Engineering Manager, Work Control Manager and Unit Outage Manager.  He has lived in Athens since 1985.   

John has been a Christian since he was saved at a revival at Mt.Gilead Baptist Church.  Baptized May 5, 1968, he states that “God has proved faithful all my life and carried me through some difficult times”.  He is presently a member of Lindsay Lane Baptist Church where he has served as a member of the Personnel and Finance Committee including the chair of that committee for several years. 

After the loss of his first wife to a car accident in 1989, John married Keli Vonne Williamson in 1993.   They remain happily married with four children, Shannon, Jacob, Zane and Kade.  The older children presently live in Columbus Georgia and Burlington, NC.  Jacob is a youth and family minister at Glenn Hope Baptist church in Burlington. Jacob is married to Erin Grace and is mentioned here because he has provided John with two wonderful grandchildren, Brody and Emma Grace.  John believes strongly in Christian Education and was one of the founding board members for LLCA.  He has devoted a good part of the last ten years helping LLCA start, grow and provide excellent Christian Education to our community. 

Prov. 9, 7-12: “Whoever corrects a mocker invites insult; whoever rebukes a wicked man incurs abuse. Do not rebuke a mocker or he will hate you; rebuke a wise man and he will love you. Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning.  The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  For through me, your days will be many, and years will be added to your life.  If you are wise your wisdom will reward you; if you are a mocker, you alone will suffer. ”




Below are the notes from the 2016-17 school year LLCA School Board Meetings.