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Dr. Shannon Moses

Senior Pastor            Message from the pastor

Before joining the Excel family, Shannon served churches in both Tennessee and Alabama. Having grown up in a Christian home, Shannon accepted Christ at the age of nine and answered God’s call to the Gospel ministry in 2001. Shannon is a graduate of Troy State University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary were he earned his Doctor of Ministry degree.

 He and his wife, Wendy, have four children, Harlee, Hamilton, Adelyn, and Avery. Shannon’s passion is to see believers fulfilling their God-given commission. Shannon enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, and cycling.

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Dennis Mixon

Music Minister


Dennis serves as Music Minister, which involves oversight of the adult sanctuary choir and special musical productions. Dennis also serves as director of our Senior Adult Ministry, the Happy Hearts. A native of Excel, Dennis gave his life to Christ when he was a fourteen during Vacation Bible School. Dennis retired from the Monroe County Board of Education after many years of teaching and serving as School Superintendent. Dennis has been serving here at Excel for the last thirty-six years.

Dennis and his wife, Carol, have two married children, Jana (husband Richard) Henry and Justin (wife Mindy) Mixon. They have two beautiful granddaughters, Eva Cate and Sally. Dennis enjoys collectibles and antiques, gardening, and camping.

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Donna Allen



Donna is a native of Excel. Donna came to know Christ at age seven. Donna has been also serving as our church pianist for the last forty years. Prior to serving here at Excel Baptist, Donna worked as teacher and school counselor in Monroe County.

Donna and her husband, Larry, have two daughters, Jordan Nichols and Grace Scarbrough, and one son, Grant.