“Brother Fred” as he has been admirably called for decades, is the founding pastor of Luke 4:18 Fellowship which he started in 2008 at the age of 70.
A native of South Carolina, Fred Wolfe has earned a national reputation as one of the stalwarts in the re-emergence of conservative leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention. Over the years, he has held a number of key convention posts, including Chairman of the Executive Committee of the SBC. He has also served on the SBC Home Missions Board and as President of the SBC Pastor’s Conference. In 1990 he preached the Convention sermon at the Southern Baptist Convention in New Orleans. He has preached four times at the SBC Pastor’s Conference.
For twenty-five years, he was pastor of the 8,000-member Cottage Hill Baptist Church in Mobile, Alabama. During that time, Cottage Hill saw over 13,000 new members, with more than 5,000 of these coming by profession of faith and baptism.
Along the way of his 50 years in ministry, Fred Wolfe has become known as a “pastor’s pastor,” due in large part to his gifts of encouragement and counseling. A graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, he also holds an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the University of Mobile.
He and his wife, Anne, are the parents of two married sons. They have six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
David was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama. During high school, David was called into full-time ministry under the ministry of Alan Lockerman while attending Cottage Hill Baptist Church. He is a graduate of Troy University with a degree in Business Marketing. After college, David attended and graduated from the Kanakuk Institute in Branson, Missouri and served two years as an Area Director for K-Life. He came on staff at Luke 4:18 Fellowship in July of 2009 to serve as the pastor for youth, college, and young adults. He is married to Leslie Bullock, and they have two children, Emme Grace and Samuel.
Martin has spent over thirty years in the financial services industry. A Christian since 1983, he served in various lay leadership positions within the church. In 2008, Martin accepted the position of Associate for Daily Church Ministries at Luke 4:18 Fellowship. His responsibilities include administration and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the church. Martin feels he is extremely blessed to be able to provide support for the ministries of Luke 4:18 Fellowship.
A native of Birmingham, Martin has lived in Mobile for most of his life. He is married to Robin and they have four sons, three daughter in laws, and seven grandchildren. They enjoy being fulltime grandparents, spending time at the beach, and attending University of Alabama football games.
Cary Cubitt serves as our Children’s Pastor, overseeing ministry and laying a foundation of faith for elementary and intermediate age children. After serving in youth ministry for 8 years, Cary felt the Lord calling him into full-time children’s ministry. He and his wife, Heather, have two daughters. Cary is a graduate of the University of Mobile and has been serving here since 2013.
Melanie Robinson serves as our Early Childhood Ministry Director and Women’s Ministry Director, coordinating ministries to engage families in faith-building communities for parents and preschoolers. Melanie felt called into ministry in the early days of Luke 4:18 Fellowship, serving in the nursery and leading women’s Bible studies. She and her husband, Scott, have two daughters, and she has been serving here since 2013. Melanie is a graduate of the University of Alabama.
Randy Presley serves as our Associate Pastor of Students and Missions, coordinating ministries to serve our community through missions as well as overseeing all ministry activities for middle and high schoolers. Randy felt called into ministry in 1999, developing a passion for discipleship, missions, and the local body of Christ. He and his wife, Hannah, have two sons and one daughter. Randy is a graduate of Auburn University and the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism, and Church Growth at S.B.T.S., and he has been serving here since 2018.
Ed Keyes is a native of Memphis, Tennessee. He received a Master’s Degree in Music from Louisiana State University (LSU) and studied in the doctoral program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He and his wife, Jan, have two children, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Both of their children are involved in pastoral ministry in the state of Florida. Ed ministered in churches in Louisiana, Texas and Tennessee before serving in Mobile, Alabama as Minister of Music at Cottage Hill Baptist Church for thirty-one years. He spent five years at the First Baptist Church of Opelika, AL before rejoining his former pastor, Fred Wolfe, to form Luke 4:18 Fellowship in 2008.
Born and raised in Mobile, SL attended Dauphin Way Baptist Church from 1945 to 1959 and was saved at CBMC, a Bible study for businessmen, in April 1974. He and his wife, Joy Ann graduated from New Tribes Bible Institute in 1981. SL and his wife then received further training in Durant M.S. Language School in Camdenton, Missouri for two years and spent the next two years in Brazil as missionaries.
They returned to the United States in 1985 with their two daughters, Peg and Debbie. SL pastored Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Leakesville, MS for six years before traveling with his former pastor Fred Wolfe for two and a half years as part of Barnabas Ministries. Later, SL served at Gardendale First Baptist Church in Gardendale, Alabama for nine years and came to serve as the Minister to Senior Adults and Pastoral Care at Luke 4:18 Fellowship in 2008.