Mike Turner

Pastor Mike Turner

Senior Pastor

Pastor Mike Turner

Senior Pastor
pastor@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8803
Pastor Mike grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of a high school principal and a music teacher. Later, he attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in English. More importantly, during his years there he met Jesus through the ministry of Josh McDowell and was called to preach. He then went to Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky for his pastoral training and met his wife, Pam. She was a graduate of Clemson (making their marriage especially interesting every fall) and was also preparing for ministry. They graduated together then went to a precious church outside Aiken, SC where Mike served as pastor. From there they went to Charleston, South Carolina, then on to Jacksonville, North Carolina, where they spent fourteen wonderful years. The Lord called them to Lexington in 2008. Pastor Mike takes his pattern for pastoral ministry and church leadership from Acts 6:4 where the apostles say to the early church, “But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.”

 

He and Pam have two children, both with military connections. Their daughter–an attorney–is married to a Navy pilot. Their son serves in the Army with the 82nd Airborne Division.

 

Pastor Mike is convinced that the gospel is the only hope of the world. He gets excited when he sees the power of God impacting peoples’ lives. He is passionate about our church’s mission of making disciples of Jesus in Lexington and around the world, and he can’t wait to see God’s plan unfold here at Lexington Baptist Church.
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Steve Foxworth

Associate Pastor of Administration

Steve Foxworth

Associate Pastor of Administration
steve@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8816

Steve is the Associate Pastor for Administration at LBC and has been on the church staff team since 1989. He’s a South Carolina native and a graduate of Marion High School, Anderson College, The College of Charleston and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He’s a baseball fan who really enjoys talking about the good ol’ days of the sport.

Steve and Frieda have been married 33 years and met while students at Anderson. They are the proud parents of two grown children and enjoy spending family time with them. Frieda currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for Lexington School District 1.

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Dan Williams

Associate Pastor for Worship

Dan Williams

Associate Pastor for Worship
dan@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8807

Dan has been the Worship Pastor here at Lexington Baptist Church since 1988. He is a graduate of Furman University, where he met his wife, Julie, is from Lancaster, South Carolina and began serving as Minister of Music and Youth at the First Baptist Church of Piedmont, SC.  In 1980 Dan and Julie moved to Ft. Worth, Texas where Dan received his masters degree in church music from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  After seminary, Dan and Julie served West Hartselle Baptist Church in Hartselle, Alabama, and then from 1984-1988 served Parkwood Baptist Church in Annandale, Virginia.

“Worshiping our Father for who He is and what He has done through His Son Jesus Christ is my passion.  We are here to bring glory to His name!  Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!  (Psalm 150:6)”

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Jerry Freeman

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care/ Senior Adults

Jerry Freeman

Associate Pastor for Congregational Care/ Senior Adults
jerry@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8829

Jerry is the Associate Pastor for Senior Adults and Congregational Care and has been on staff since 2002. He served LBC in Student Ministry and was Minister of College and Recreation prior to his current position. He has a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (with a concentration in Elementary Education) from the University of South Carolina and an M.Div. in Christian Education from Columbia Biblical Seminary. He lives here in Lexington with his wife, Kimberly, daughter, Maddie, and son, Hudson. When he is not in the office, you can usually find him jogging around town or hacking away at golf.

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit” (2 Corinthians 3:18, NASB)

 

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Alyce Gilliam

Associate Pastor for Missions

Alyce Gilliam

Associate Pastor for Missions
alyce@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8839

Alyce, known by most as Cecie, is the eighth of nine children and grew up in Western North Carolina.  She served with the International Mission Board overseas for over 11 years after graduating from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1992.  She loves exploring and talking to people one-on-one.  Her most unusual experiences have included trekking on horseback in the Heavenly Mountains- part of the Himalayan orogenic belt, eating sheep eyeball and walking from village-to-village in part of the Sahara Desert. Her goal each day is to really enjoy the situation she is in and allow Jesus to bubble over to the people around her.

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Ian Geimer

Associate Pastor for Next Generation Ministries

Ian Geimer

Associate Pastor for Next Generation Ministries
ian@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8806
Ian is the Associate Pastor for Next Generation Ministries at LBC and has been on staff since May of 2009. Ian has bachelors degree in Biblical Studies and a masters degree in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University. He was born and raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, where most of his family still resides.
Ian spends his time away from work with his wife Carrie, daughter Nora Joy and Puggle Sammy. Ian enjoys playing golf and follows all the USC Gamecock sports teams.
He loves the Bible verse ” For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10)

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Jon Foster

Director of Recreation/ Facilities

Jon Foster

Director of Recreation/ Facilities
jon@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8827
Jon Foster is the Director of Recreation and Facilities. His responsibilities include overseeing all the various ministries, programs and leagues in the Family Life Center. On the facilities side of his responsibilities, he is in charge of all the day-to-day operations of the church buildings and grounds. He is a graduate of Clemson University with a BS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management. His seminary training is from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned a masters degree in Christian Education.
Jon and his wife, Patrice, have four very active children. Their days are always filled with watching and participating in some type of sport, whether it be soccer, golf, basketball, swimming or running in road races. Jon and Patrice serve as middle school small group leaders in the LBC student ministry. His favorite verse is “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
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Jessica Wyndham

Communications Director

Jessica Wyndham

Communications Director
jwyndham@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8833

Jessica is the Communications Director at LBC and has been on staff since May of 2013. She has a bachelors degree in public relations from the real USC (go Gamecocks!), and she lives here in Lexington with her husband and two little boys. When she’s not busy at work, she likes to blog, do DIY projects, cook and sleep… because of the aforementioned little boys, she doesn’t really get to sleep, though, so she drinks coffee instead.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

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Maegan Bolding

Director of Children's Ministries

Maegan Bolding

Director of Children's Ministries
maegan@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8804
Maegan has served as Director of Children’s Ministries at LBC since 2011. She has a bachelors degree from College of Charleston in exercise science and a masters degree from the University of South Carolina in elementary education. Originally from the small town of Latta, SC, she and her husband, Christopher, moved to Lexington after getting married in 2009.  They had their first child, Coleman, in 2013.
God has taken her on a great adventure and allowed her to share her faith inside the gates of Disney World as a cast member, over 10,000 miles away for a summer in Thailand, to the homeless on the streets of Columbia, and now to the children of our community.  She strives to live by the words of Luther Wishard who said, “I am willing to go anywhere at anytime to do anything for Jesus”.

 

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Daniel Walker

Director of Middle School Ministries

Daniel Walker

Director of Middle School Ministries
Daniel@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8801

Daniel Walker has been on staff at Lexington Baptist Church for almost three years and has been serving in student ministry for almost seven years.  He is from North Carolina and loves playing golf, fishing and college basketball (go ‘Heels!).  From 2000-2006 he attended Liberty University and Liberty Theological Seminary where he earned a bachelors degree in Youth Ministry and a masters degree in Church Ministries.

Daniel has a heart for students, families and discipleship.  In 1990, he won the geography bee at Sugar Loaf Elementary School.  He also has an awesome last name.

 

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Jake Powers

Director of Media

Jake Powers

Director of Media
jake@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8810

Jake has been a full-time member of our staff since graduating from Clemson in 2010, but has been heavily involved in our media ministry since he was in high school. He keeps things running behind the scenes and knows how to handle audio, video, lighting and everything else we need while also leading a great group of volunteers.

Jake and his new wife, Brittani, were married in the spring of 2014. In his spare time, Jake also really loves golfing and watching Clemson football (but not at the same time).

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Patsy Simpson

Director of Finance

Patsy Simpson

Director of Finance
patsy@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8805

In 1982, Patsy moved to SC with her husband, daughter and son. They quickly found a church home at Lexington Baptist. In 1992 she began working in the finance department.  She feels honored to serve on staff with some of the most amazing people.  Patsy grew up in a family of three older brothers and two younger sisters, so she is an avid sports fan and is a little too competitive.  Her favorite pastimes are spending time with her husband, traveling to see her family and bragging about her two beautiful grandchildren.

Psalms is her favorite book of the Bible because she loves reading about how much God loves us.

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Justin Putnam

Praise Band Leader

Justin Putnam

Praise Band Leader

Justin joined the staff of Lexington Baptist Church in 2012 as our praise and worship leader for the Vertical service. He now leads our praise band in our unified worship services. He is a multi-talented musician that not only leads vocals, but also plays the guitar and the keyboard, among others. Justin is originally from Camden but now makes his home in Columbia. He went to school at the University of South Carolina and has a degree in biology. He also really enjoys wearing hats.

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Kristen King

Ministry Assistant for Next Generation Ministries

Kristen King

Ministry Assistant for Next Generation Ministries
kking@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8802

Kristen joined the LBC staff as the Next Generation Ministries Assistant in October 2012.  She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a concentration in public relations.  Her husband is a band director, so outside of work her life is consumed with the music world.  They live in Lexington with their dog, Bentley, and are obsessed with him.  She loves to travel and dreams of going to Europe again – one day soon!

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Nadine Campbell

Weekday Preschool Administrative Assistant

Nadine Campbell

Weekday Preschool Administrative Assistant
cdm@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8846

Nadine is the Administrative Assistant at Lexington Baptist Weekday Preschool and has been on staff since  2002.  She has a bachelors degree from the University of South Carolina, and she and her husband have three children.

Nadine’s favorite verse is “Be devoted to one another in love.  Honor one another above yourselves.”  (Romans 12:10)

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John Wright

Ministry Assistant for Missions

John Wright

Ministry Assistant for Missions
jwright@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8836

John has been at LBC as the Ministry Assistant for Missions since May of 2014. Prior to that, he served for over 24 years in the Army.  In his last position, he led the Army ROTC unit at the University of South Carolina and still teaches there part-time in the PE Department.  John and his wife, Susan, have been living in Lexington since 2010 with their children, Levi and Ginny, who are both high school students.  Therefore, John’s biggest hobby is being the president of his kids’ fan clubs and supporting them in their various activities.  Both John and Susan are proud to have grown up in the mountains of East Tennessee but are finding it easier and easier to call South Carolina home.  John’s favorite Bible verse is:

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.”

~ Micah 6:8 (ESV)

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Amanda Long

Weekday Preschool Director

Amanda Long

Weekday Preschool Director
mandy@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8811

Amanda is the Director at Lexington Baptist Weekday Preschool and has been on staff since April of 2011.  She has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education.  She and her husband have two children.  Their family Bible verse is 1 Corinthians 16:14, “Let all that you do be done in love.”

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Andrea Krick

Children's Ministries Preschool Associate

Andrea Krick

Children's Ministries Preschool Associate
akrick@lexingtonbaptist.org

Andrea joined the LBC staff in 2011 as Children’s Ministries Preschool Associate. She graduated from Clemson University with certification in Elementary Education and Learning Disabilities.  While there, she met her husband Kevin, and they now have a busy and very exciting life raising four amazing children.  About twice a year, Andrea has spare time and she quickly grabs a good fiction book or her camera.  When at church, Andrea can be found sneaking into the nursery to hold a sweet baby or hanging out with preschoolers.

 

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Stacey Timmerman

Receptionist

Stacey Timmerman

Receptionist
receptionist@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.359.4146

Stacey has served as the Receptionist at LBC since July 2009.  She is a native of Columbia and has lived in Lexington with her husband since 1995. The Timmerman family has attended Lexington Baptist Church since 2003.

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Jeanette Simpson

Children's Ministry Associate

Jeanette Simpson

Children's Ministry Associate
jsimpson@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.359.4146

Jeanette is the Children’s Ministry Associate and has been on staff since March 2014. Jeanette is a graduate of Charleston Southern University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Youth Ministry with a minor in Psychology.

She is married to Roger, who is the Director of Bands at Irmo High School. They have two adorable doggies, Belle and Bailey. In her free time she enjoys reading, shopping, scrapbooking and spending time with friends and family. She is also a “Twos” teacher at Lexington Baptist Preschool.

One of Jeanette’s favorite Bible verses is Psalm 139: 23-24

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my concerns. See if there is any offensive way in me; lead me in the everlasting way.” HCSB

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Robin Inman

Ministry Assistant to Senior Pastor

Robin Inman

Ministry Assistant to Senior Pastor
rinman@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8803

Robin is the ministry assistant to the senior pastor and started at Lexington Baptist in 2012. She and her husband have lived in the Lexington area since 1980 and have been members at LBC since 1996. They have two grown sons and a daughter-in-law. Robin enjoys reading, gardening, boating and spending time on her swing.

 

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Janice Taylor

Finance Assistant

Janice Taylor

Finance Assistant
janicet@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8820

Janice joined the LBC staff in 2002. She has been married to her husband, Rick, for 36 years, and they have two children. She also just-so-happens to be “Nana” to the three most beautiful and smartest grandchildren on the planet. Her interests include technology, gardening and baking.

She has far too many favorite Bible verses to choose only one!

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Sue Sox

Ministry Assistant to Finance

Sue Sox

Ministry Assistant to Finance
ssox@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8817

Sue is a missionary preacher’s kid who grew up in the Caribbean but settled in Lexington in 1979. She worked for 15 years for Lexington State Bank, was privileged to be a stay at home Mom for three years, then worked for 14 years at Lexington Baptist Preschool. She started her current job in Finance in December 2013 and enjoy the different tasks she performs.  Growing up on the mission field, she knows firsthand the importance of people faithfully tithing and is so proud of our church and its mission support.  She and her husband, Greg, have been married 28 years and have two children and one grandson.  She enjoys starting her day with a cup of coffee, devotions and prayer.

 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm youplans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

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Alys Blair

Ministry Assistant for Recreation

Alys Blair

Ministry Assistant for Recreation
ablair@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8828

Alys has been the Ministry Assistant for Recreation since April 2013.  She is a native of Tennessee. Go Vols!!  She loves spending time with her husband and two girls.  She also enjoys weather, airplanes and playing volleyball.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 

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Kandice Hanley

Ministry Assistant for Communications

Kandice Hanley

Ministry Assistant for Communications
khanley@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8837

Kandice is the Ministry Assistant for Communications at LBC and has been on staff since November of 2013. Kandice and her husband, Joshua, are members of LBC and have two children.

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Debbie Smith

Ministry Assistant for Worship

Debbie Smith

Ministry Assistant for Worship
dsmith@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8832

Debbie is the ministry assistant for music and worship. She has been on staff since June 2012 as assistant but has served as the church pianist since 1988. She graduated from USC with a degree in Music Education and Early Childhood Education. She taught piano lessons for 33 years, and before retiring, she taught kindergarten at Pelion Elementary for 19 years. She enjoys music, reading and spending time with her family: her husband, Pratt, sons Robbie and Jay with his wife Mandy and the grandchildren, Mabry and Jackson.

Her favorite verse is “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)

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Sandy Pityk

Ministry Assistant for Adult Discipleship

Sandy Pityk

Ministry Assistant for Adult Discipleship
sandy@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8821

Sandy and her family joined LBC in 1982, and she began working as a ministry assistant in 1999- she is indeed blessed and highly favored! When not working, Sandy enjoys reading, watching old movies, writing short stories, playing with her Collies and spending time with her family.

Her favorite verse is “O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago.” (Isaiah 25:1)

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Brittany Matthews

Communications Analyst

Brittany Matthews

Communications Analyst
bmatthews@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.359.4146

Brittany is the Communications Analyst at LBC and has been on staff since 2013. After receiving her degree in Sociology from USC in 2005, she was fortunate to be able to spend valuable time with her children as a stay-at-home mom before coming on staff at LBC. She was born and raised here in Lexington County and has a heart for this community. She is a judge appointed Guardian ad Litem and enjoys volunteering.  She and her husband, Justin, have four children who keep them exceptionally busy.  When not at a child’s practice or a game, she enjoys working out, hanging or eating out. She especially likes to “borrow” chocolate from Jessica’s office.

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Marceil Mangum

Ministry Assistant for Senior Adults

Marceil Mangum

Ministry Assistant for Senior Adults
marceil@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8843

Marceil came to LBC in November of 2003 after retiring from a 23 year career with Wachovia. After retirement, she became bored with staying home and heard about a part-time job with the Singles Minister at LBC. She came on staff as the Ministry Assistant for Singles and four years later, she applied for her current position of Ministry Assistant for Senior Adults. Marceil says this was the best decision she ever made! She worked with senior adults at her former church on a volunteer basis, and she loves to work with this group of adults. She also loves her part-time hours that allow her flexibility for visiting her two children: a daughter in Atlanta and a son in Manhattan.

 

 

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Juanita Farmer

Head Chef

Juanita Farmer

Head Chef
chef@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8851

Juanita Farmer is the Chef at Lexington Baptist Church, and she just celebrated her five year anniversary with the church in July of 2013.  She enjoys serving the members at LBC. She is a graduate of the Culinary Art Institute at the University of South Carolina, and she has been in food service for over 25 years.  Juanita is an involved member of Brookland Baptist Church.

Her favorite passage of scripture is “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)

 

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Dana Kelley

Kitchen Coordinator

Dana Kelley

Kitchen Coordinator
dana@lexingtonbaptist.org
803.996.8851

Dana is our kitchen coordinator, and we are so happy to have her here at LBC!

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Dwight Sipes

Custodian

Dwight Sipes

Custodian
803.996.8835

Dwight is one of our amazing custodians. He is always friendly and quick say “good morning!”

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Joe Perry

Custodian

Joe Perry

Custodian
803.996.8835

Joe is one of our hardworking custodians. He always has a smile on his face and is quick with a joke. He also thinks he bears an uncanny resemblance to Denzel Washington.

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Stan Miller

Head of Maintenance

Stan Miller

Head of Maintenance
803.996.8835

Stan joined the LBC staff as Head of Maintenance in June of 2013.

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