Religious Spotlight: Meet Steve Britt, Pastor of Northbrook Baptist Church

Steve Britt
My biggest challenge as leader of the church is to understand why God would allow someone like me to know and serve someone like Him.”
Steve Britt, Pastor at Northbrook Baptist Church.

CULLMAN – Northbrook Baptist Church is a beautiful place to attend church. The exquisite atmosphere is like a breath of fresh air to everyone who passes by, and part of this atmosphere is Pastor Steve Britt. Pastor Steve and his family have been major a part of the Northbrook community for many years. As pastor, Steve has played a very important role in the lives of his congregation. As a result, many people have grown to know, love and serve God through his guidance.

Pastor Steve and his lovely wife Tana have been happily married for thirty-two years. Together they have two daughters, Emily Powers married to Preston, and Stephanie Datnoff married to Jake, who both live in the Birmingham area.

“I trusted Christ to be my personal Savior at the age of six,” he said in speaking of his call to the pastoral life. “I sensed that God was inviting me to serve Him with my life at the age of nine. And I began pursuing that sense of call when I was 21.”

Pastor Steve took God’s call quite seriously and before long, he had finished his undergraduate studies at Southeastern Bible College, Samford University in Birmingham and his graduate studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

“Like many others, I worked a variety of jobs throughout my education years,” he said warmly. “I served as a pastoral intern for two years at First Baptist Montgomery before our family moved to Cullman in May 1994. I have had the privilege of serving as pastor of the Northbrook family since then,” he grinned and continued, “I currently get to teach God's amazing life-changing truth at Northbrook, which is the only church I've ever had the privilege to pastor.”


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Pastor Steve loves his church, and that love really shows as he speaks about his wonderful flock. God has certainly called the right man to fulfill His work at Northbrook. 

“My biggest challenge as leader of the church is to understand why God would allow someone like me to know and serve someone like Him,” he shrugged, “and also wanting every member of the Northbrook family to know how much I love and appreciate them.”

“The most rewarding moments as a leader of the church,” he added, “is when someone personally experiences God's saving grace and forgiveness and then seeing that same person continue the lifelong journey of spiritually growing as a disciple of Christ,” he beamed.

Northbrook's mission is, “Introducing others to the love and lifestyle of Jesus Christ”, but exactly what does that mean?

“It means we are ordinary people who share a common need for God's extraordinary love, mercy, grace, and forgiveness,” he explained. And we want everyone to experience this hope. We put a lot of emphasis on and energies into encouraging and equipping families because we believe in the value of investing Christ into tomorrow's generation.”

Steve Britt is a godly man and has made it his life’s mission to spread the word of God to the many fine folks at Northbrook Baptist Church.

Northbrook Baptist Church is located at 3691 AL Highway 157, Cullman, Alabama 35058. For more information, call 256-734-6401 or e-mail Visit their website at and follow them on Facebook at