Gayle Haywood • Senior Adult/Congregational Care Minister

Gayle Haywood

Senior Adult/Congregational Care Minister


Gayle Haywood

Gayle Haywood is the Minister to Senior Adults for the Brentwood Baptist Campus. Since joining our staff in 1981, she has served in various ministry roles including Minister to Preschool and Children, Family Life Minister, and Small Groups Minister. Today, in addition to serving our senior adults, she provides ministerial support to our Women’s Nurture Team and Prayer Ministry. She has been a special preschool worker for the Tennessee Baptist Convention and LifeWay. She has written articles and been a contributing author to numerous Southern Baptist publications. She is a commissioned Stephen Minister and a Certified Senior Advisor.

Gayle received her Bachelor of Science degree from Coker College in South Carolina and went on to complete her master’s degree in religious education from Southeastern Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. 

She and her husband, David, have been married for 33 years and are parents to three daughters. She and David are residents of Brentwood. She enjoys reading and watching sports, especially basketball.

Articles by Gayle Haywood


Good News Singers Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Good News Singers Celebrate 20th Anniversary

When a group of senior adults at Brentwood Baptist Church decided to form a musical group in 1997, their intention was not just to sing the old hymns they had grown up with, but to use music as their ministry. And for the past 20 years, the Good News Singers have done just that. Formed with retired executives, managers, former ministers of... continue reading


16 Things to Pray for This Christmas

16 Things to Pray for This Christmas

1. Pray God will continue to prepare your heart to receive the greatest Christmas gift of all, His Son, Jesus Christ. 2. Pray as the countdown to Christmas Day draws closer you will find ways to give the gift of hope and encouragement to others. 3. Pray you will "Go and Tell" the good news of Jesus' Birth. 4. Pray the gifts you give... continue reading

Devotions by Gayle Haywood

Title Scripture Date
One For All Ephesians 4:6-7 June 1, 2019
Are You Watching or Not? Mark 13:32-37 March 28, 2019
Hope Romans 8:18-25 December 19, 2018
Praying for Gospel Opportunities Colossians 4:2-6 September 17, 2018
“The Lord is My Light and Salvation; whom should I fear?” Psalm 27 October 13, 2017
Living Out the Example of Jesus Philippians 2:1-11 July 10, 2017
“I Am Going To Prepare A Place For You” John 14:1-6 April 13, 2017
Jesus’ Ministry of Healing and Preaching Luke 4:31-44 January 2, 2017