The Immersion School Staff
Immersion School Founder
Paul Lawler is a husband, father, teacher, pastor, and church planter. He began serving as the Senior Pastor of Christ Church Birmingham in June of 2007. Prior to serving Christ Church, Paul was the founding Pastor of a church plant he served for 16 years in Huntsville, Alabama. He often speaks at conferences and events and has taught in locations ranging from Ocean Grove Camp in New Jersey to Dave Ramsey’s Lampo Group employees, to the Upper Room Chapel in Nashville. He is a graduate of Asbury College, and Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky.
Jimmy AycockJimmy Aycock is the Associate Director for training for International Leadership Institute. His focus area of responsibility is the 10-40 Window, and in particular the nations in which the Gospel is restricted and the Church is persecuted. He is an ordained Elder in the North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church, having served as a pastor for over 30 years. Jimmy and his wife Ann have been married 33 years. They reside in Carrollton, Georgia, where International Leadership Institute is headquartered. Jimmy and Ann have 4 children and 8 grand children. The Aycock’s also serve as foster parents.
John RiddleJohn completed college and seminary here in Birmingham, AL. John was the Discipleship Director and Counseling at Covenant PCA church for many years. Now he mentors and trains Church Staffs in Discipleship. His ministry is Shadowlands.
John and his wife, Olivia, live in Birmingham, Alabama They have been married for 48 years and have one son
Founder and Executive Director of Compassionate Hope, Director of Discipleship & Church Planting MovementsDr. Alfred G. Henson (Brother Al) graduated with an agricultural engineering degree from The University of Tennessee and a Masters and Doctorate of Divinity from Liberty University.
He founded Lighthouse Baptist Church and Ministries in 1978 and served as the lead pastor for 33 years. His leadership and service to the Antioch community has developed a highly diverse and effective Christian School which he remains as President. Al has founded many sister church plants, and several dozen full time ministers throughout the country and around the world.
Bro. Al has been married for 39 years, is a father of 3, grandfather of 8, and spiritual father to countless others world-wide. He and his family live in Antioch, TN.