Pastors

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…
Pastoral Assistant • Music & Children

Mark Egerdahl

Mark Egerdahl was born and raised in Raleigh, NC. At 12 years old, Mark placed his faith in Christ during a revival meeting and was baptized. Afterward, he dedicated his life to Lord as a teen camper at The Wilds Christian Camp. After high school, Mark attended Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and graduated in ’09 with a Bachelors of Music in Church Music. During his college years, he spent 2 summers working at The Wilds and 2 summers…
Spanish Ministry

Fran Chavarria

Fran grew up as a strict Catholic. One day, his mom gathered all the siblings and told them that their dad started attending a cult (which happened to be a Baptist Church). She warned them that sooner or later he was going to start sharing his heresies with them. Due to his constant witnessing, Fran trusted Christ at the age of 12. When he was 16, he attended his first Christian camp, and the Lord called him to the ministry. By age 18, he was studying full-time…