- Phone: (803) 359-1556
- Mailing Address: 1001 Highway 378 West Lexington, SC 29072
Josh Powell was born and raised in Lexington, SC. Both his father and grandfather were Southern Baptist pastors in the area. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from North Greenville University, as well as a Masters of Divinity in
Josh and Allison both have had many opportunities to serve several times overseas on mission trips. In 2009, the opportunity arose for Josh to become the founding president of Bobbili Baptist Seminary in Bobbili, India. Since then, Josh, Allison, and the family have spent time there and began to teach the area pastors. After being able to serve two local congregations, Josh is more than excited to be able to continue to serve Jesus Christ in his hometown. Josh has been familiar with Lake Murray Baptist Church his entire
Chris was born in Greenville and grew up in the upstate of South Carolina. He is a graduate of North Greenville University and attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chris was ordained at Marietta First Baptist Church in Marietta, SC in August of 2001. After college, Chris worked as a manufacturing manager for Milliken & Company. He has planted Spanish language churches in Marietta, SC and Louisville, KY. While in seminary, in addition to the Hispanic ministry, he worked as Archives and Special Collections Assistant at the James P. Boyce Centennial Library. He returned to South Carolina to serve as Senior Pastor at Blue Ridge Baptist Church in Greer.
Chris and his wife Laura were married in 1999 and have two children, Hannah Kate and William. Chris has a passion to strengthen relationships within the body of Christ and develop disciples with a desire to be engaged in missional living.
David is a gifted speaker and has a thriving itinerant preaching ministry. He speaks each year to thousands of college, high school and middle students throughout the southeast. He is also a developing writer, having written for The SEND Network, The Council On Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and StudentLife publications. David's wife, Allyson, is originally from Sumter, SC and is a graduate of The University of South Carolina. David and Allyson were married in 2011 and they have 2 sons, Titus and Max.
David Bennett was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. David graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies. He recently graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry in December 2016. He was ordained to the ministry at his home church, First Baptist Church Rock Hill. David previously served as the Student Pastor at North Rock Hill Church. David met his wife, Katie, through Baptist Collegiate Ministries while she was attending North Greenville University and they were married in November 2014. David has a passion to see students grow deep in their relationship with Christ and mobilized for
Justin is from Camden, South Carolina. Strongly influenced by his grandparents, Justin was brought up in church and as a teenager came to know the Lord. He began to look for ways to serve; he developed and used his gifts and talents in music to lead worship for his church youth group. Justin earned his Bachelors degree in biology from the Honors College at USC. Justin’s love for music, devotion to the Lord, and a calling to serve the church have led him to pursue music ministry as a
Susan grew up with her twin sister in Orangeburg, SC. She graduated from Winthrop in 1985 with a degree in Interior Design. After living in Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC she moved to Chattanooga, TN; which is where she turned her life over to Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Susan brings creativity and computer skills as well as a love of serving others to her position as a ministry assistant. She has one son, Griffin.
Wendy grew up in Darlington, SC and moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina. She graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and obtained her CPA license in 1999. Wendy married her high school sweetheart, Robbie, and they have two sons: Dylan and Clayton.