Project Leaders

Design Partners

O’Kelley Architecture is led by its founder, Michael O’Kelley. After graduating from Auburn University in 1996, Michael spent many years as a principal at a larger commercial design firm in Birmingham before leaving to start his own practice. We are a full-service architectural firm, with a focus on small to mid-size commercial projects, worship facilities, and custom residential projects. We were fortunate to have been invited to participate in this project through our long-standing relationship with Myrick Gurosky + Associates, which includes collaborations on multiple projects for the North American Mission Board.

As an integral part of the design team Hyde Engineering with offices in Birmingham and Huntsville, AL, strives to help clients reach their design goals. The company has more than 60 years combined electrical engineering experience specializing in design lighting, power distribution, primary power systems, emergency power systems, fire alarm systems, lighting controls, theatrical lighting, sound systems, intercom systems, and security systems.

Jones Carter’s core purpose is to enhance lives through engineering excellence.  This is more than a slogan as it represents the “DNA” of the firm and its employees.  We believe that our collective efforts improve the lives of our clients, employees and the communities in which we live and work.  We are honored to donate our time and talent to help rebuild Sutherland Springs.  We hope that the result of this effort will be to establish a living testimony to the resilience of this community and the central purpose of the church’s ministry.

LBYD provides innovative engineering solutions on a wide variety of projects. We have large firm expertise while providing small firm responsiveness. We are excited to be involved in this project and help the folks from Sutherland Springs continue to recover from last fall’s terrible tragedy.

MW/Davis Dumas & Associates (MW/DDA) began in 1970 as Miller & Weaver, Inc. We are a family-owned business located in Birmingham, Alabama. We provide consulting engineering services specializing in the design of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems as well as energy analysis and commissioning for new construction, renovations and additions.

Stilt Group provides remarkable, well-crafted design solutions for commercial real estate. We work well together with architects, interior designers, brokers, builders, developers, property owners and managers. We help bring ideas to life in 3D. We hope this new building helps bring hope to the community of Sutherland Springs.

Walthall & Associates, Inc. is a design consulting firm specializing in providing acoustical, audio, video, automation-control and production lighting solutions. Experience and specialty includes religious facilities, performing arts and sporting venues, educational institutions, and corporate spaces.

Geoscience Engineering & Testing, Inc. was founded in 1987 and works primarily in the fields of Geotechnical Engineering and Construction Materials Testing. Our corporate office is in Houston, TX with branch offices in The Woodlands, TX and San Antonio, TX. We are accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation in Geotechnical Testing and Construction Materials Testing. It is a privilege and an honor to work on the new church. The devastation the church has suffered will not dim the light of our savior, Jesus Christ.

Construction Partners

James Hardie Building Products, Inc. is the global leader in fiber cement technology. The company invented fiber cement siding products as a durable, lower-maintenance alternative to wood and vinyl. Currently installed on more than 8 million homes in North America, James Hardie has been specified in some of the country’s most prestigious projects. James Hardie, which has two manufacturing plants and more than 500 employees in Texas, greatly appreciates the opportunity to work with the North American Mission Board; Myrick, Gurosky + Associates and other partners to complete the Sutherland Springs rebuild.

AllSouth Appliance Group, Inc. began in 1997 as a resource to area home builders, remodelers and their clients. The company was started in Tyler Hillman’s basement by him and his brother, Josh, and focused on offering a wide selection of brands for the different tastes and styles of consumers. AllSouth now provides sales, delivery, service and installation on over 40 appliance brands from four showrooms in: Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery Ala. as well as Chattanooga, Tenn.

Myrick Gurosky + Associates (MG+A) is honored to lead the effort alongside NAMB to help rebuild First Baptist Sutherland Springs. MG+A has a diverse portfolio of church projects that have been developed over several decades. Our experience ranges in size and scale including large scale new construction projects for mega churches down to smaller scale renovations and re-purposing of existing facilities. Our understanding of Ministry combined with our wealth of experience and holistic approach to the design, development and construction process, provides consistent results – no matter what the size or scale of the project.

G&S Acoustics, a worldwide manufacturer of acoustical, tackable and sound diffusing wall and ceiling products, began operations in 1946 under the name of the Herbert Golterman Company. G&S Acoustics’ fabrication process includes custom designs, prints and shapes to visually and acoustically enhance any interior space. The company’s extensive product line offers attractive and economical sound control systems for any application. For more information, visit

Hewn Elements specializes in creating better alternatives to reclaimed wood products using new, sustainably- sourced, mill-direct materials. All of our wood products are made by hand in our Oregon workshop, by trained craftsmen with an eye for quality. Because our supply is not limited by the availability of reclaimed and salvaged lumber material, our products can be produced in quantities suitable for projects of any size.

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