Meet the pastors




Senior Pastors

John and Sheila White have been in the ministry since 1978 and were the founding pastors of DCF in 1983. Together they are carrying out God’s mandate for Decatur Christian Fellowship by Evangelizing the world, Educating the Body of Christ to God’s word, Equipping the saints for the work of the ministry, Establishing the church in a lifestyle of faith, and imparting a spirit of Excellence to their congregation.

John is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and has served as the regional director of the three state Gulf Coast Region of Rhema Ministerial Association International. John & Sheila have seen multitudes come to a saving knowledge of God’s grace and witnessed the healing power of God working in multitudes around the world.



Associate/Youth Pastors

While Brooke has been employed at DCF for most of her working life, Ben began serving in full time Student Ministry at the Link, in 2004.  Together, their hearts are to empower the Body of Christ with a real, relevant and relational presentation of the uncompromised Word of God.

In addition to Student Ministry, Ben and Brooke are also Associate Pastors of Decatur Christian Fellowship.  Ben also serves as Worship Pastor and Brooke as the Nursery and Preschool Coordinator.


Ryan & Ragan Bailey

Children’s Church Director/Usher & Video

Ragan and her husband Ryan have two children and have attended DCF since they were married here in 2001. She began serving in the children’s ministry in 2006. Her mission is to ready the hearts of children from a young age by sowing seeds of prayer, faith, study, and worship and equipping children with the tools they will need to become the next generation of leaders in their communities and churches. 
Additionally, Ragan holds a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. 


Michael & Dustin Mitchell

Media Director/ Video Specialist

Michael and Dustin are originally from Oklahoma where they first began serving in church while in college. After college they relocated to Indiana and spent a year as youth pastors before making the final move to Decatur, Alabama.

Dustin’s experience and background in marketing, digital media and design enables Decatur Christian Fellowship to be showcased with an effective online presence.

Michael’s assistance includes live streaming, video managing and online sermon distribution.

This power couples goal is to spread the gospel by using current technology trends that a generation in the 21st century is attracted to.