Pastor Rodney               Pastor Micah               Pastor Thompson

Pastor Derek Bradshaw

Pastor Rodney McCroskey

Associate Pastor 

As the Associate Pastor, Rodney oversees Salem’s bus ministry, Senior ministry, Adult Sunday School classes, and Visitation program. 

Pastor Rodney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology and has pastored in his hometown of Montgomery, Alabama for 10 years. In 2015, God called him to Salem Baptist Church. 

He has been married to his wife, Lori, for 30 years and together they have four adult children - Angela, Dave, Kimberly, and Joshua.

Pastor Derek Bradshaw

Pastor Micah Ray

Administrative / Youth Pastor 

Pastor Micah called Salem his home church for many years before being hired as the Administrative Pastor in January of 2017. Shortly after that, he took on the additional role of Youth Pastor where he and his wife, Shannon, serve as leaders for The RISE student ministry.

Micah is an author (here) and youth / children's speaker with more than twenty years of experience in ministering to families and working with young people. 

He has written articles and curricula for Christian publications used in hundreds of churches nationwide, trained workers in national children's conferences, served in various church roles such as Bus and Children's Director, and enjoys leading congregational worship and singing.

Pastor Derek Bradshaw

Pastor Thompson

Pastor Gerald Thompson

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Gerald Thompson was the senior pastor of Salem Baptist Church for twenty-five years. Under his leadership, the church grew significantly with an emphasis on soul-winning and the bus ministry.  He is an author of two books about heaven: "Heavenly Attitudes" and "Heaven."


Pastor Thompson, now Pastor Emeritus, continues to teach the Lasting Legacy adult Bible class, fill the pulpit as needed, and counsel on a regular basis. His wife, Myrtle, serves faithfully in the Gophers children’s ministry and in the nursery.