Alton Earl Potts (born 1920 in Randolph County; died December 25, 2013) was pastor of McElwain Baptist Church from 1950 to 1970 and executive secretary of the Alabama Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1990. He was also a co-founder of the Alabama Poverty Project.
- Potts, A. Earl (1997) By the Grace of God: Memoirs and Recollections of an Alabama Baptist. Franklin, Tennessee: Providence House Publishers
- Garrison, Greg (December 27, 2013) "Former Alabama Baptist leader Earl Potts, moderate defender of Samford University, dies." The Birmingham News