Board Members

Jason Beckner

Account Rep // Details Communications

Missions has been prevalent in Jason's life as he has been a part of efforts to Central America, Belarus, Poland, as well as serving in Sweden for 10 months. Jason was a college basketball player and has never met a sport he hasn't loved. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren, and their three girls, Reese, Hadley and Brynlee. He became familiar with the ministry of Servant Life while serving at Student Life in the late 1990's through the early 2000's and joined the board in 2011. He currently works at Details Communications as an Account Rep helping churches with branding and their communication on various platforms.

"I'm really looking forward to serving with the Servant Life board. I believe in the ministry's vision, mission and have a passion for seeing students connect with God through His Word. I can't wait to see what God is going to do through Servant Life and am honored to be apart of the team."

J. Roger Davis

President // YM360

Roger has spent the last 25+ years helping students get the gospel and give the gospel away. He has served on the board of Servant Life from its start in 1999 & in 2008 took on the Executive Director leadership role alongside his role as president of Student Life. In 2015, Roger joined as president of YM360, another Servant Life ministry partner. Throughout his career he has focused his attention on creating moments that matter and providing resources for teenagers, kids and college students to have a real interaction with God that effects how they view God, themselves, the world and their opportunity to be a person of impact. He has participated in and led many international mission efforts and is also very involved with other international focused organizations like Compassion International and Fund The Nations. He believes that students understanding the Great Commission and being mobilized can change the world. Roger is married to Becca who was a youth minister and college minister for 14 years. They live in Birmingham, AL and have four children: Sterling, Landry, Kinsley, and Murray. Their family are active members at The Church at Brook Hills.

"I count it a privilege to be involved in both serving our international partners, teenagers & kids in each of the countries we work in as well as creating an avenue for the North American student to be involved in the Great Commission."

Chris Kinsley

Director of Communications // The Church at Brook Hills

Chris has led numerous trips globally with Servant Life, Compassion International and through his current role as Director of Communications at The Church at Brook Hills. After his mother served with our partner in Ukraine on a short term trip, she and Chris's father answered the call to serve in South Africa and were our partners with Mission Sebenzela from 2005-2009. Chris loves to read, write, canoe, and watch movies. Chris and his wife, Liza, have a daughter named Story as well as a son named Haven, whom they adopted from Ethiopia.

"What I love most about serving on the board of Servant Life is the opportunity to carry the gospel to the nations. Beyond that, I have a deep passion for seeing emerging generations grasp the call on their lives to make disciples of all peoples and experience a response to this call for the very first time."

Taylor Robinson

Owner and Director // Six Foot Five Productions

Taylor has used his skills in production to help Servant Life, Student Life and Compassion International awaken hearts to the realities of poverty and need and the opportunity to be a person of impact. In addition to his creative work he also serves as an Advocate for Compassion International and has been on the Servant Life board for many years. His career has allowed him to travel all around the world. He is the owner and director of Six Foot Five Productions and when he's not creating, Taylor loves to canoe, fish, travel, train dogs, and watch a good movie. Taylor and his wife, Tiffany, reside in Birmingham, Alabama with their one year old son, Cavett and their dog, Steve.

"But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ's triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere. For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are an aroma that brings death; to the other, an aroma that brings life. And who is equal to such a task? Unlike so many, we do not peddle the word of God for profit. On the contrary, in Christ we speak before God with sincerity, as those sent from God." - 2 Corinthians 2:14-17

Ben Rough

Director of Strategic Partnerships - Church Engagement // Compassion International

Ben has spent thousands of hours in international contexts around the world over the last 15 years. With his current role as the Director of Strategic Partnerships - Church Engagement at Compassion International he has been responsible for leading countless groups to Africa, Asia, Central and South America. Due to this global knowledge as well as experience leading groups, he became a valuable addition to the Servant Life board in 2011. In his role with Compassion, he assists churches in their strategic global efforts.

When he's not traveling, Ben and his family are usually making plans to travel somewhere, or he is playing games or rooting for one of his favorite sports teams. He and his wife, Vanessa, live in Atlanta, Georgia, and have two children, Juliet and Lucia.

"Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy." - Proverbs 31:8-9

Dr. Dennis Scott

Medical Director // Urgent Care Physician

With an extensive educational and medical background, Dr. Scott may have become the smartest board member when he joined Servant Life in 2011. He understands the importance of medical availability both locally and abroad. He has worked with LifeSaver Emergency Transport Service as well as the Emergency Department at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. He also provided medical coverage on patient flights with AirMed. Currently, he assists the Urgent Care PC and immediate care emergency facility, all in the Birmingham area. His passport will not likely be "out stamped" by anyone you meet.

His burden for others has also led him to utilize his expertise around the world, including Uganda, Ukraine, Hungary, Thailand and Ecuador. He also provides medical consultation to Servant Life & Student Life staff. Dr. Scott resides in Birmingham, Alabama with his three kids, Austin, Ashton, and Avery.