Billy Duncan - Email:

Billy and Melita came to Beallwood in November of 2001. Billy came to the Lord at 14 and sensed God's call to pastor at the age of 16. A native of Opelika, Alabama, he has been a pastor for 35 years in Southern Baptist Churches.

He and Melita have two children, Melody Poole (Chris) and Jonathan (Katherine). Their children have blessed them with seven grandchildren: Eli, Asher, Lydia, Lyla, Silas, Gideon, and Evie Ruth. Billy is a 1980 graduate of Criswell Bible College and a 1982 and 2004 graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


Julian Sims, Minister of Worship and Senior Adults - Email:

A proud husband & father, discipler, minister, musician, martial artist, & backpacker, Julian joined Beallwood's staff in 2016.  He recieved his M. Div at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served churches in Georgia and Kentucky as well as churches in the Midwest.  He and his wife, Amy, previously have served as IMB Missionaries to South Asia, and have two children, Emily and Liam.


Matthew Sachitano, Associate Pastor, Student Minister - Email

Originally from New Orleans, Louisiana, Matt graduated from Auburn University in 2004 with a degree in Computer Science. After graduation, he volunteered in Youth Ministry for one year before entering Southern Seminary in the fall of 2005 and graduating in 2008.

Matt joined Beallwood's staff in June of 2009 to serve alongside parents as Student Minister. He has been married to Sarah (Hewes) of Mobile, Alabama since August of 2010, and they have four children, Hudson (March 2014), Elli (September 2015), Henry (October 2017), and Addie (July 2019).


Jason Chung, Vietnamese Pastor

Jason pastors the Columbus Vietnamese Baptist Church, which meets in our shared facility.