EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM
Chris Bell is our Lead Pastor at 3Circle Church. He loves helping people understand and treasure the Bible, leading them to tangibly impact the world for Christ. He also enjoys speaking at conferences and coaching other pastors and leaders through the Courage to Lead network. Chris studied Theology and Communications at the University of Mobile and Luther Rice Seminary, and is honored to serve as a part of Leadership Alabama, an influential group of community leaders across the state. Pastor Chris joined our staff in 2012. He is married to Nan, and together they have three children. He enjoys the outdoors and Alabama football, and his favorite verses of Scripture are 2 Corinthians 5:21 and 2 Timothy 1:7.
Executive Pastor, Spiritual Formation
Russell Creel is our Executive Pastor of Spiritual Formation. He oversees Small Groups, discipleship, Celebrate Recovery, and other ministries aimed at developing people in their relationships with Christ. He is also the Campus Pastor for our South Campus. He has been a member of our staff since 2008. He and his wife, Phyllis, have 3 sons and 10 grandchildren. He is an avid sports fan, with his favorite teams being the University of Alabama, the Detroit Tigers, and whatever teams in which his grandchildren participate. Pastor Russell’s favorite Scripture verses include Psalm 139 and Proverbs 3:5-6.
Executive Pastor, Operations/Finance
Blake Stanley is our Executive Pastor of Operations. He oversees finances, our multi-campus strategy, and our leadership development strategy. His areas of expertise orbit around building and implementing simple systems that work, and raising up confident leaders. Blake studied Bible through Lee University, and he has been in vocational ministry for over 15 years. He joined our staff in 2016. He and his wife, Janna, have 4 children. He enjoys fitness and football (watching, playing, and coaching), and his favorite verses of Scripture are Romans 8:28, Philippians 2:1-4, and Matthew 9:10.
Executive Pastor, Creative Arts/Communications
Zach Adamson is our Executive Pastor of Creative Arts and Communications. He oversees worship ministries, creative/technical departments, and communications across our campuses. He is also the Worship Pastor at our South Campus, since 2009. Zach’s desire is to see people fully satisfied in Jesus and living lives of wholehearted worship. He studied Music and Worship Leadership at the University of Mobile. He and his wife, Julie, were high school sweethearts, and now have 4 children.
Zach has an affinity for all things musical, woodworking, sushi, and the Oxford Comma. Zach's favorite Scripture verses are Isaiah 55:1-2, Ephesians 2:13, and Colossians 3:16.