Brian and Ella MacDonald are both graduates of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. While Ella hails from the Lone Star state, Brian grew up in Lakeland, Florida. They have been in Montgomery for 16 years, and feel like they can now be called at least "honorary Southerners." Before he planted 2Cities, Brian ministered in the city for eight years as a youth pastor, and a year and a half as a pastoral intern. Brian is also a graduate of Birmingham Theological Seminary and an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Ella enjoys date nights, baking, and photography. Brian enjoys being outdoors, woodworking, sports, and wrestling with his boys, [Hudson, Henry, Nate, Jake, Oliver] and spoiling his only girl, Molly.


Marcus Shumack [left] is married to Jenny, and they have two grown children, Rebekah and Stuart.  He grew up in Auburn but has bounced around the country with his job as a federal agent.  Marcus enjoys farming, reading science fiction, and driving his sweet Mazda Miata with the top down!

Kevin Blake [middle] is married to Amylynne, and they have three grown children, two daughters-in-law and one son-in-law, and two grandchildren.

Jason Oswalt [right] has been employed with Lamar Advertising for 18 years.  When he is not selling billboards, you can find him on the ultimate field, traveling, watching a good film, or playing with his two dogs- Creasy Bear and Pita.