Steve Layton

State Missionary Steve Layton was called to serve at the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions in February 2021. He currently serves as an associate in the Office of Sunday School and Discipleship as the Lead Strategist for Groups.

Steve and his wife, Melinda, are members of Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL. They have five adult children and five grandchildren.


  • Doctor of Ministry — New Orleans Theological Seminary, 2004
  • Masters of Divinity — New Orleans Theological Seminary, 1993
  • Bachelors of General Studies — Samford University, 1989


  • Senior Pastor, Riverchase Baptist Church, Hoover, Alabama
  • Discipleship Minister, Brentwood Baptist Church, Brentwood, Tennessee
  • Associate Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship, NorthPark Baptist Church, Trussville, Alabama
  • Church Consultant, South Central Region (Alabama), LifeWay Church Resources, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Minister of Christian Education, Lakeside Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Associate Pastor – Minister of Education, First Baptist Church, Alexander City, Alabama
  • Interim Pastor, First Baptist Church, Alexander City, Alabama
  • Minister of Education and Youth, Fultondale First Baptist Church, Fultondale, Alabama