Leadership Team

As leaders at Brookwood Baptist Church, we recognize the authority of God and realize that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.  

Ryan Hearn | Senior Pastor

Pastor Ryan came to Brookwood in May 2017. He has a passion for making disciples and shepherding the people of Brookwood. He enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors. He has been married to his wife Katie since 2003 and they have two beautiful girls: Blair and Samantha. He can be reached at 910.389.5122 or ryan@brookwood.cc.


Corey Williams | Worship and Discipleship Pastor

Pastor Corey began serving at Brookwood in August of 2020. Not only does he have a passion for leading people in worship, but he also leads small group Bible studies and provides counseling to those in need. He loves spending time with his wife, Sunni, and their four children: Emerson, Oliver, Natalie, and Lydia. He enjoys cooking breakfast, listening to music, playing boardgames, and watching a good movie. Corey can be reached at corey@brookwood.cc.
Travis Suttles | Family Ministries Pastor
Travis joined the staff at Brookwood in August of 2018. His wife, Tamika, is from Australia and their daughter, Jaimie was born in 2020. Travis has served in student ministry since 2015 and is committed to training Great Commission students. He is also a passionate baseball fan. Travis can be reached at travis@brookwood.cc.

Susie Smith | Children’s Ministry Director

Susie joined the Brookwood family in January of 2022. She, her husband (Scott), and their three boys (Atticus, Holden, & Sawyer) moved to Jacksonville from Chattanooga, TN in August 2017. Susie’s background includes education, childcare, and administration. She has a strong desire to serve the Lord and share the love of Jesus with children. In her spare time, Susie enjoys teaching group fitness, running, and spending quality time with family and friends. She can be reached at susie@brookwood.cc.

Amy Hoschak | Financial Secretary

Amy joined the staff at Brookwood in July 2020. She has lived here in Jacksonville since 2009 when the Marine Corps brought her family to the area. After her husband retired in 2014, they briefly moved away, But they missed Jacksonville and decided to move back and make Jacksonville their permanent home. Amy and her husband, Matt, have been married since 2003. Amy really enjoys reading and organizing. She can be reached at amy@brookwood.cc.