Joel Dison became the Pastor of Pawnee Baptist Church in May, 2015.

Joel graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in 1989 and has been working in the secular industry since then.  Joel accepted the call to bi-vocational ministry in 2006 and enrolled in the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where he graduated with his Master of Divinity degree in 2011.  He has been serving in bi-vocational ministries since 2007 and is also active in Designs For Hope (, a non-profit missions organization.

Joel and his wife, Patty, have two adult biological children, Tim and Zach, and one adult adopted child Jason McCormick. 

Music Minister

Jackie Bagby


Rev. Joel Dison

Jackie Bagby became the Minister of Music at Pawnee Baptist Church in 2008.

Before coming to Pawnee, Jackie was Music Minister at Pineywood Baptist Church in Tarrant, AL.  Jackie's home church is Walker's Chapel Baptist Church in Fultondale, AL.

Jackie and his wife, Karen, have two adult girls, Deborah Marie and Katherine Elaine Posey and one son-in-law, Joe Posey.

​The BODY of Christ working in the UNITY of Christ to accomplish the PURPOSES of Christ

Pawnee Baptist Church