About Us

Jeff Gilliam - Financial Administrator

“To the world, you may be just one person...but to one person, you might just be the world.”

Jeff grew up in Trinity, Alabama and accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of ten. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1985, with a Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Commerce and Business Administration, he began a career in consumer lending. In 1989 Jeff was led to Decatur Baptist Church by an article in The Decatur Daily highlighting a missions trip Bro. Doug had led to the Philippines.

Jeff joined DBC in 1990 and in 1991 he accepted the position of Church Business Administrator. He is in charge of all financial and office operations of the church. He also has been serving in the Children’s Ministry of DBC as a teacher in our elementary department since 1992. Jeff coordinates a class called Financial Peace University, which helps people maintain control of their personal finances by using and applying biblically-based principles. In 1999 Jeff received a Master of Business Administration degree from Louisiana Baptist University.

Jeff and his wife Terri have been married for twenty years and have two children – Andrew who is eighteen and Timothy who is twelve. Andrew is a freshman at The University of Alabama and plays trumpet in the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. Timothy is a seventh grader at Cedar Ridge Middle School and plays on the seventh grade football team and trumpet in the Cedar Ridge band. Terri has been serving in the AWANA ministry for over twenty years and is currently the AWANA Commander for DBC. Both Jeff and Terri enjoy being a part of the DBC music ministry with Jeff singing in the choir and Terri playing flute and oboe in the orchestra.