MEET THE TEAM

  • Scott tolleson

    worship pastor

    Who is your family? My wife is Courtney and we have 2 kids, Paisley and Greyson. 


    What do you do? I am the Worship Pastor here at MTVchurch, and that’s exactly what I try to do is Pastor people in worship. Worshipping God is not just something that happens on Sundays, it’s the fundamental reason of our existence. Worship is woven throughout our everyday life. I am so humbled to get to play a small part serving Christ’s kingdom.  


    What has led you to this point? My road to this point has been a very interesting journey to say the least.  I fell in love with music at an early age but never had any dreams of serving in the church. It wasn’t until my brother and I started a band in high school that I began to be drawn and called into ministry. Since then, I have been blessed to have the opportunity to travel and lead worship around the country as well as serve in some great churches here in Mississippi, to which I am forever grateful for the opportunity.   Some of it has been challenging, but it has also been very rewarding and better than I could have ever planned myself. I am so grateful to be serving at MTVchurch here in my hometown, and can't wait to see what God does here.  



    What is your quirk? I’m extremely clumsy. I break everything I touch, so if it’s valuable to you , don’t let me anywhere near it!!



    What is your favorite southern saying?  "Stove-up" - muscles are sore or stiff


  • aimee bradley

    Mtvgroups & connections minister

    Who is your family? My husband Paul and our four children: Jerrod, Victoria, Daniel, and Ben.


    What do you do?  I am responsible for helping people find ways to discover their purpose and make a difference. I do that by helping them connect and serve through the MTVgroups ministry, Host Team, and the Next Steps Track.  I am also responsible for facilitating communication and project follow-up with the MTVchurch leadership teams.


    What has led you to this point? I married my high school sweetheart and moved to Starkville to attend MSU. After earning my degree in English and Speech Education and teaching high school for 2 years, I became a stay-at-home mom with my 4 children for the next 8 years. I began to volunteer at our church in order to stay busy when my 3rd baby started preschool, which led to a paid part-time position when my 4th baby started preschool. During that time, my passion for family ministry grew. I knew God was calling me to full time ministry and within a 3 month of acknowledging that calling out loud, a church called me to be their full time children’s minister. I was there for 3 1/2 years before moving to MTVchurch, which allows me to be the wife, mom, and minister God is calling me to be!


    What is your quirk? Wooden popsicle sticks give me the heeby-jeebies!! And I am beyond terrified of mice!


    What is your favorite "southern" saying? HailState!

  • BRAD LYTLE

    INTERIM STUDENT minister

    Who is your family? My wife Corina is a Nebraska girl in a Mississippi world. I have three children Sean 15, Evan 13, And Maria 10. My family truly is the greatest blessing in my life.


    What do you do? Presently, I am the interim student minister. I also work full time for the Civil Engineering squadron at Columbus AFB. I do try to live my life in a way that Christ will one day say “Well done!"


    What has led you to this point? My family and I have attended MTVchurch for the past 15 years. We have always lived by the principle, “See a need, fill a need.” When our church found the need for someone to lead our students, I saw a need and God convicted me to be the one to fill it. At least for a time. 


    What is your quirk? I color code my clothes hangers, I don’t know why, I just do.


    What is your favorite "southern" saying?  Bless their heart.

  • callie stone

    kiDzone director

    Who is your family? My husband is Shawn, and we have three boys: JT, Thax, and Sam.


    What do you do? Full-time stay-at-home mom and KidZone Director (K-5th grade children's ministry). I get to teach kids about God's love for them and how to live in a way that pleases Him!


    What has led you to this point? Great question! I was approached by someone who thought I'd be great for this role, which cracked me up because I had no experience with children or ministry! But God knew what He was doing because I could not love this job anymore! This is definitely not anything that I would have ever dreamed on my own, but I love where God has me!


    What is your quirk? The way I fold my laundry. I am very obsessive about the way it is folded and put away; it's like origami art to me!


    What is your favorite "southern" saying? "How's your momma 'nem?"

  • Lisa hodson

    minister to young families

    Who is your family? My husband is Jay, and we have three grown children: Trey, Aaron (Mikenzie), and Anna.


    What do you do? Minister to Young Families.  I am responsible for Discovery Zone, Family Events and Communications.  


    What has led you to this point?  I have been a member of Mt. Vernon and a volunteer in the children's ministry for many years.  I taught preschool here for seven years and even served as the Discovery Zone director in the past.  I have a degree in Speech Pathology but was blessed to be able to stay at home when my children were small.  I have always had a love and calling to teach children and serve their families.  For several years, I worked as an administrative assistant but continued to feel the tug to be back in an area of service to children.  Praying for God's direction and with His timing, this job became available.  I am excited to be a part of such an amazing team.


    What is your quirk? My quirk is wearing my glasses on top of my head instead of on my face.  Sometimes you can even see me with two pair on top of my head. 


    What is your favorite "southern" saying?  "Fixin' to" 

  • KIMBERLY KIDDER

    OFFICE MANAGER

    Who is your family? My husband is Wayne, and we have two boys, Fender (7) and Marshall (4). 


    What do you do? I am the Office Manager/Financial Assistant. 


    What has led you to this point?  My family and I have been at MTVchurch for a little over two years. I was working in eye care which I had done for 16 years. In January of 2018, I realized I was burned out and not happy. I began praying that God would open a new door for my family, and one that would give me more time to spend with them. So in March I was approached twice about this opportunity here at the church. I knew it was the door I had been praying to open. So here I am and I absolutely LOVE my job!


    What is your quirk? I'm very OCD, especially about the coffee in the office.  Each one has its own special place. 


    What is your favorite "southern" saying?  ROLL TIDE ROLL!

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