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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…

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Jesus, the Risen Lord

The gospel is the good news about who Jesus is and what He has done to rescue sinners from judgment and reconcile them back to God! Jesus died in our place as the Sinless Substitute. On the cross, He absorbed the wrath of God on sin making a way for sinners to be made right with God. But the death of Jesus is only a portion of the good news. Three days later, Jesus defeated the curse of sin by overcoming death and rising from…

Why Missions Conference?

Each February, our church sets aside a few days to focus on what God is doing locally, nationally, and globally. Much more than just a 4-day event, we take the time, energy, and finances to meet together like this for a few reasons. REMIND We are forgetful people and often get preoccupied with living our lives for ourselves. We easily get distracted and forget about what God has called us to do. Missions Conference is our opportunity to be reminded…

Jesus, the Sinless Substitute

Having laid the foundation of God’s loving and righteous rule, and having seen man’s rebellion against our God and deserving of His divine judgment, we’re now in the position to consider the central message of the Bible – the gospel. The gospel is the good news about who Jesus is and what He has done to rescue sinners from judgment and reconcile them back to God! THE SINLESS SUBSTITUTE Though humanity deserved nothing less than condemnation and eternal separation from God, in His…