Rev. Jacky Connell has served as the Senior Pastor of Eden Westside Baptist Church for the past 30 years. Rev. Connell was saved at the age of 12 years old and began his spiritual journey. In 1981, he accepted the call into the ministry and that same year began pastoring his first church.

Pastor Jacky Connell married his high school sweetheart, Denise Lovvorn, in 1974 and they currently live in Leeds, AL. They have two daughters and four grandchildren.

Pastor Connell is a God-called minister and Bible teacher. He loves preaching and teaching the Word of God and seeks to empower people to reach their full potential through a personal relationship with our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ. Under his leadership, Eden Westside Baptist Church has grown tremendously.