Staff

Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin
Pastor

tom@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Tom is a native of Austin, Texas and a graduate of Birmingham Southern College (BS in Business Management) and Covenant Theological Seminary (M.Div). After seminary he moved back to Birmingham to serve as a Campus Minister with RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) at Birmingham Southern. He also met Kristin, a native of Huntsville, AL and they were married in 2006. Tom served with RUF at BSC for 13 years (2005-2018) and they accepted a call to plant a new church in Homewood, AL. Tom and Kristin have three children, Thomas, Lila, and Andrew. His interests include: being outside, golf, good food and drink, reading, and spending time with his family.

Clayton Hornback

Clayton Hornback
Assistant Pastor

clayton@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Clayton grew up in Springfield, MO. He attended College of the Ozarks in Branson, MO before moving to Birmingham to get his MDiv at Beeson Divinity School. He worked at Mountain Brook Community Church as an intern and then pastor for ten years before coming to HCC. Clayton and his wife Sarah live in west Homewood along with their son Paul and a very springy springer spaniel, Penny. He enjoys being with Sarah & Paul (and Penny), as well as golf, running, reading, traveling, and spending time with friends.

Josh Vigneulle

Josh Vigneulle
Worship Director

josh@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Josh is a masterful musician dedicated to developing other artists in their craft! He teaches multiple instruments, and helps us craft cross-cultural worship. Josh desires to cross cultural bridges to love, serve, and inspire artists in Birmingham.

Lizette Crosson

Lizette Crosson
Administrative Assistant

admin@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Lizette has lived all over the country and does not exactly know where she “grew up” and so when her husband finished his schooling and was offered a job in Birmingham in 2017, the idea of settling down and planting roots was exciting! She and her husband, Jason, met in college at Troy University and were married in 2005. They have four children, Dusty, Trevor, Reeves and Adelae. Lizette loves mountains, hiking & climbing, any kind of boating, and coffee!

Beth McCoun

Beth McCoun
Director of Children's Ministry

nursery@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Beth is grateful for the opportunity to be at Homewood Community Church! She grew up in Texas but moved to Alabama as a college student.  She loves Pilates and connecting with people and looks forward to knowing and loving the families of HCC.

Betsy Peterson

Betsy Peterson
Nursery Coordinator

nursery@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Betsey was born and raised in Westpoint, MS.  She graduated from Mississippi State with a degree in Elementary Education.  She has a total of 13 years teaching experience with 8 of those for the Homewood City Schools!  She is married to Tyler and they have 3 girls, Kathryn, Julia Elizabeth and Margaret.  She loves connecting with friends on a walk and cheering for the Mississippi State Bulldogs!
You can reach out to her at: nursery @ homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Tyler Tilford

Tyler Tilford
Youth Ministry Director

tyler@homewoodcommunitychurch.org

Tyler grew up in Birmingham, AL, and attended Auburn University, where he met his amazing wife, Ashleigh. He worked at Oak Mountain Presbyterian Church as a Youth Intern and then as Junior High Director for 6.5 years before coming to HCC. Tyler and Ashleigh welcomed their first child, Grace Anne, in December 2023! Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and friends, reading, sports, and coffee.