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Get to Know Our Staff

Senior Pastor
RICKENBAKER-CHAD-369Dr. Chad Rickenbaker
Chad joined the staff of BFBC in Summer 2013. He received a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in pastorates in North and South Carolina. He and his family are originally from the lower part of South Carolina but have served in the Upstate of South Carolina since 2001. Our pastor has a heart for reaching the community, discipling believers, and preaching expository messages from God’s Word. Join us for a worship service this week to hear our pastor’s heart for teaching God’s Word.

crickenbaker@bereafbc.org

Associate Pastor
LifeTouch - Michael Hodge - SmallRev. Michael R. Hodge
Michael grew up right here at Berea First Baptist Church and joined our staff in October 2013. After serving in churches here in South Carolina and also with the International Mission Board, Michael and his family returns now as our Associate Pastor. Beyond assisting our pastoral staff, he also serves in missions mobilization, adult discipleship, as well as creates our graphics and website.

mhodge@bereafbc.org

Minister of Worship
Staff Picture - Trevor ColemanTrevor Coleman

Trevor joined our staff as our Minister of Worship in October 2014. Trevor had already been serving in various worship leadership roles since January 2014 before sensing the call to serve here full-time. His heart for worship and his desire for excellence in every area of our music ministry gives us great excitement for the continuing legacy of the music ministry. He leads both of our Sunday morning worship services (Encounter at 8:15am and Cornerstone at 10:30am).

tcoleman@bereafbc.org

Student Pastor
Ricky Stark Staff PhotoDr. Ricky Stark

Ricky Stark joined our staff in March 2016. Ricky’s ministry focuses on leading students to a deeper understanding of their faith, helping them deepen their walk with the Lord, and leading them to missional engagement. He values the opportunity to build great relationships with both parents and students. Ricky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from North Greenville University. At North Greenville, he majored in Christian Studies and Minored in English. He holds a Masters of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. Just this past December Ricky graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. During this course of study, he focused on Christian philosophy, Christianity and the Arts, and World Religions. This degree has truly equipped Ricky to understand the culture in which our students are living. This understanding helps him to disciple students in a way that is relevant and practical.

Director of Children’s and Education Ministries
LUNSFORD-DAVID-40Julie Lunsford

Julie serves our church family in many different ways. Whether she is working with our Child Development Center or leading Children’s Church on Sundays, she fulfills so many needs in our church ministries. As Director of Children’s and Education Ministries, she also leads our Sunday morning Bible study groups called “Sunday School”. She recruits a large team of great volunteers to lead from nursery through Senior Adult. If you are interested in learning more about how our church ministers to our youngest, get in touch with Julie and she can share more about the wide range of ministries and activities!

jlunsford@bereafbc.org

Administrator
PARKER-MIKE-310Mike Parker

Mike has served Berea First Baptist Church in a number of different roles over the years. His knowledge of our church, church family, and the journey of BFBC over the years is a valuable resource as we minister together today. If it is run by a computer, Mike LOVES it and keeps it running! This includes all of our Sunday morning media (screens, camera, etc) as well as our in-office computers. He leads our summer camp program in Cheraw, SC for the children and student ministries.

mparker@bereafbc.org

Ministry Assistants
EMORY-BOBBY-202Tracy Emory

temory@bereafbc.org

Receptionist

Robbie Cassell

Financial Secretary

Karen Scott