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Meet Our Pastors

Pastor • Preaching & Vision

Brian Peterson

Brian Peterson was born in Miami, FL. His family later moved to Greenville, SC where Brian spent most of his childhood. At the age of eight, Brian made a profession of faith, but he struggled with doubts for many years. The summer after his sophomore year of high school, Brian attended a Christian camp. While there, God dealt with him about his sin. He realized that he must place his trust in Christ and depend on Him alone for salvation.…
Pastor • Adults & Discipleship

Scott Ashmore

Scott grew up in the home of an Air Force officer and pilot. Though living in Arkansas, Australia, and Virginia – he considers North Carolina his home state. He had the privilege of growing up in a strong Christian family and came to know Jesus as his Lord and Savior as a young child. It was during his teen years that a love for God and ministry was fostered. After high school he attended Bible College, spending two summers on…
Pastor • Youth & Outreach

Josh Roland

Josh was born in March of 1984, and raised in Lakewood, a suburb of Denver, CO. The seventh of nine children, Josh had the blessing of growing up in a Christian home where his parents, a stay-at-home mom and a physician, were constantly teaching their children about and pointing them to Christ. Around the age of seven, Josh saw his need for salvation from sin and death and put his faith in Jesus Christ to save him. In his late…
Pastor • Prayer & Care

Dick Hester

For over 30 years (1969-2003), Dick Hester served as the senior pastor of Lebanon Baptist Church. In 2013, the Lord led him to join back with the pastoral team at Lebanon. He now serves in the vital roles of overseeing pastoral care and leading the congregation to focus on prayer. For the last decade, the Hesters have partnered with Biblical Ministries Worldwide. As a Pastor to the Missionaries for BMW, the Hesters travel to encourage and instruct missionaries in their ministries. Pastor Hester writes weekly Prayer Prompters…


Jesus Is in Control

John 18:1-11 Jesus is Sovereign in the midst of betrayal Jesus is Sovereign in the midst of failure and weakness Jesus is Sovereign in the midst of suffering

LBC Equip

Sola: The One and Only Gospel

For centuries, the Gospel had been shrouded and distorted by the teachings and practices of the Catholic Church. The claim to be the only true church and the belief that the Pope held preeminence over all churches everywhere placed the church’s teaching on par (and even above) Scripture. Throughout the years had been small isolated groups who resisted the Church’s doctrine (Waldensians, Lollards, Brethren, etc.). And while several individuals that never embraced the practices of Roman Catholicism had been martyred for…

Evangelism Tool

As members, we are called to help each other be the faithful ambassadors of Jesus we should be. Each one of us should know the Gospel and be able to present it to others. Of course, our circumstances, personalities, and gifts will vary, but if you are a follower of Jesus, you should know the message of Christ, and be able to explain it faithfully and clearly. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us. We implore…

The Time the Church Struck Gold: 1 Corinthians 1:4-9

Last week, we were introduced to the city of Corinth and the miraculous work that God had done in the city–He had called people to be saints together. As he prepares to launch into a long portion of the letter dealing with the different divisions amongst the believers in this church of Corinth, Paul is taking time to help them remember what God has done and what their response should be. This week we looked at 1 Cor. 1:4-9, in…