Shelby Crossings adds worship pastor, youth pastor


The Church at Shelby Crossings recently added two new members to its pastoral staff. Dean Shirley is the new youth pastor, providing leadership over the Shelby Crossings student ministry of grades seven through 12. Robert Hope is the newest addition, having joined the staff this past week as the church’s new worship pastor.

“We are so very excited at how God has led these two men to our church, and in the experience and love for the Lord they bring to this ministry,” said Pastor Ken Letson. “We can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to impact our church and our community for Christ.”


Shirley is a native of Louisiana and a graduate of Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham, where he earned a degree in theology. He is the founder and director of StandOut Ministries and also formerly served as the youth pastor at Chelsea Bible Church. He and his wife, Alison, have three children and live in Helena.

Hope is a Shelby County native, but also graduated from Southeastern Bible College. He formerly served on staff at Concord Baptist Church in Calera and at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Hoover. He and his wife, Holly, have three children and reside in Calera.

The Church at Shelby Crossings meets for worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. at 532 George Roy Parkway in Calera. For more information about the church, visit