Jessie Banks

Jessie became a believer in October 2009, having spent all his life as a “church kid.” He served Shiloh Baptist Church in Somerville for six years as children’s pastor and youth pastor. He met his wife, Jessica, at Shiloh, and they married in November 2014. They welcomed their first child, Millie Lou, on March 31, 2020. Jessie is nearing the end of his studies at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and looks forward to graduating with a Master of Divinity Degree. He loves local church ministry, personal evangelism, and disciple making. His hopes for Hobbs Island Church include seeing things happen in our church family that can only be explained by the Spirit of God working through the Word of God.
The Banks family has lived in South Huntsville since 2017. Jessie does academic advising full time at Calhoun Community College, and Jessica teaches second grade at Goldsmith-Schiffman Elementary School.
Jessie has too many hobbies to list here, most of which he hopes to take back up in some way after finishing seminary. Right now he is caught up in being Millie’s daddy and Jessica’s best friend.



Anna Lawler, Worship Director
Anna and her husband, Wesley, have been married since 2000 and have 2 delightful children: Elijah and Sadie. She received her Degree in Nursing from Wallace State in 2003 and has always had a desire to serve others. Anna has been actively involved at Hobbs Island Church since its inception. She has served in numerous church ministry roles over the years, with involvement in Music Ministry as a pianist, choir member, and praise team vocalist. She is enthusiastic to lead others in authentic worship to bring glory to the one true God.


David Gunn, Elder

Wesley Lawler, Elder