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Senior Pastor

Rod Elliott

Pastor Rod is a native of Graniteville, South Carolina, and has served as senior pastor of KBC since October 2006.  He has been happily married since 1993 to his high school sweetheart Tina, and is the proud father of three sons and a most perfect little girl!

Rod is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, earning a Master of Divinity degree with languages.  He is also a graduate of Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary having earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. Prior to seminary, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from USC-Aiken with a major in Political Science and a minor in History.  He has served churches in both South and North Carolina.  Currently he serves as a member of the Board of Trust of Anderson University, a two term member of the Committee on Committees, and the Seeking the Kingdom task force of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He has also served as moderator of the Welsh Neck Baptist Association. In addition to having served as summer camp pastor of our states music camp, Rod has served as a conference speaker to our state conventions deacon leadership retreat.  He is a level four certified church consultant and has worked with the state convention in helping churches determine their church health. 

Rod's passion is to effectively communicate the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with the goal of seeing individuals place their trust in Jesus for their salvation.  Rod enjoys working outside, reading, riding a Harley (when he has one!), golf (his favorite course being Augusta National), all things college football, and spending time with his family.  He and Tina look forward to raising their family in Hartsville and enjoy immensely serving the spiritual tribe at KBC.



Associate Pastor of Music/Senior Adults

Lin Kirkman


Lin is a native of Columbia, SC and has served KBC since April 2000.  He is a 1982 graduate of Charleston Southern University and a 1986 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Lin has served churches in Texas and South Carolina.  


He is married to Yvonne, a school teacher, and they have two children, Mandy and Josh.  He enjoys working in the yard, playing the piano, reading, and playing video games.  He finds fulfillment in leading people in worship and building the body of Christ through music.


Student Pastor

Wes Howard

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Wes grew up in Lexington, SC and has been serving with Kelleytown since 2017.  He earned his B.A from the University of South Carolina and his M. Div from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.   Wes loves seeing students discover the love and power of Christ on a daily basis.    He and his wife have three children.  

Children's Director

Lanie Tiller

I have lived right here in the beautiful community of Kelleytown my entire life. I married my high school sweetheart Phillip in 2006. We joined KBC in May of 2007 and this church immediately became my family. The Lord blessed us with two rambunctious boys, Boyd and Cooper. My boys consider this their second home and have worn paths running down the hallways of this church.

I love children and have spent the last 10 years as a preschool teacher. In 2017, I felt the Lord call me into seminary and I am currently completing a degree in Children’s Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am excited and honored to be serving the children and their families here at Kelleytown Baptist Church. To God alone be the Glory!!

Kindergarten Director

Tammy Johnson

The Lord placed the call of serving children on my life many years ago and I am so very thankful for that. I have been teaching preschool for 20 years. My desire is that children will grow to love the Lord and learn academics and fun things along the way. I am married and have two beautiful teenagers. God has blessed me tremendously with a wonderful and loving family. We are also thankful to be a part of such a wonderful church family.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1




Ministry Assistant

Kelli Funderburk

I have called Hartsville “home” my entire life.   I have been married to my best friend, Stewart, for almost ten years.  The Lord has blessed us with three healthy, beautiful babies named  Laney Rae, Tate & Peyton.  We are members of Lakeview Baptist Church and I am so grateful to be able to expand my church family to the members of Kelleytown also!  I look forward to serving the Lord through my new role as the Ministry Assistant at Kelleytown. 

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