Meet our Staff

Kevin Sanders, Pastor

Kevin Sanders began his ministry as the senior pastor of Apollo Heights Baptist church in October of 2016. He earned a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Alabama and a Master of Divinity from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.


Kevin and Mare Cris have been married since 2012. They met while he was serving as a missionary in the Philippines (2002-2013).

You can read more of Kevin’s articles and devotional thoughts at

Phillip Puett, Youth/Music Leader


Phillip and his family came to Apollo Heights in March 2009. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary.

Phillip leads the student and music ministries of the church.



Durenda Woodruff, Secretary


Durenda has been secretary at Apollo Heights for over twenty years. She also teaches the preschool through kindergarten Sunday School class.