Who We Are

"The people are
warm and inviting."

Valerie C.

Our History

Jason and Datha Whitfield
Senior Pastors

In 1993 the ministry was established by Pastor Darrell Wilson and his wife Charlotte, as a safe and loving place for their families to come and worship together. Their vision grew from meeting in hotel meeting rooms and community centers to a permanent location in the McNeil Community of Bessemer, Alabama in 1998. Not long after God gave new direction and in 2000 Pastor Wilson received a clear word that his mission had been accomplished and his son-in-law, Pastor Jason Whitfield became Senior Pastor along with his wife Datha.

The Whitfield family crossed paths with the Williams family in 2009 and the two ministries merged together. Pastor Jason and Datha along with Pastor Frank and Alesia Williams established Summit Life Church in 2010. Although Pastor Frank has went on to be with the Lord his vision is still very much a part of the church. Since then Summit Life has continued on a path of growth and has become a diverse and thriving place to be in just a short period of time. We can’t wait to see what God has in store.

Darrell and Charlotte Wilson

Frank and Alesia Williams

What We Believe

GOD has revealed Himself as The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • Matthew 28:19

JESUS CHRIST is the Son of God who lived a sinless life, died for our sins, and rose from the grave.

  • 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

The HOLY SPIRIT is the fulfillment of God’s promise. It provides gifts to every believer so that we can live victorious lives. All the gifts are available to us today.

  • John 14:26

  • Acts 1:8

Water BAPTISM symbolizes our death and resurrection with Jesus Christ.

  • Galatians 3:27

  • Colossians 2:12

The Old and New Testaments make up the BIBLE. Which is the Holy, infallible, and inspired word of God.

  • 2 Timothy 3:16

We have all sinned and fallen short. Through Jesus we can have SALVATION through repentance and confessing our faith in Him.

  • Romans 3:23

  • Romans 10:9

The Body of Christ is the CHURCH. It exists to reach the lost and help the saved grow in their faith.

  • 1 Corinthians12:12-31


Helping you reach the summit of your life in Christ!

Sundays at 9:30 and 11 am

We are a non-denominational church located just west of Birmingham in the McNeil Park community of Bessemer.


(205) 428-5000


2024 Long 12th St N.
Bessemer, AL 35020

Copyright © 2017 Summit Life Church.