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.