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Pastors

  • Clay Smith
    Clay Smith
    Lead Pastor

    Since 1994, Clay has served as Lead Pastor at Alice Drive.  He is the primary communicator for Sunday and Monday services.  Along with the other Pastors, Vision Council and Deacons, he sets vision and direction for our church.  He is responsible to Jesus for keeping our church focused on the mission God has for us – to help as many people as possible take their next step toward Jesus Christ.  Clay is married to Gina and they have three children:  Abram, Hannah, and Sarah.

  • Mark Partin
    Mark Partin
    Administrative Pastor

    Mark has served as the Administrative Pastor since 2005. His job involves the behind the scenes part of the church where he enjoys taking care of the details that make sure the environments are ready for people to take a next step towards Jesus. Mark is married to Gayla. They met at Alice Drive! They have a daughter, Jenna, a son-in-law, Matthew, and a granddaughter, Addie.

  • Todd Fleming
    Todd Fleming
    Education & Discipleship Pastor

    With a background as a former sales rep and senior pastor, Todd now serves as Education and Discipleship Pastor at Alice Drive since 2008.  He is the vision carrier and leader of adult ministries, overseeing LIFE Groups and FISH Discipleship Classes.  He coaches and supervises staff in the areas of adult, student, children, and preschool ministries.  He is married to Penny and has three children: Ben, Adam, and Cat.

  • Jock Hendricks
    Jock Hendricks
    Pastor of Campuses+ Outreach

    Jock has been on the staff since 2004. As the Pastor of Campuses and Outreach, he assists Alive Drive in her transition to a multi-site church and oversees the local, national and global mission partnerships. He is also the Campus Pastor for the Pocalla campus.  Jock and his wife Tammy have three daughters: Anna Beth, Emma Kate and Jessi Grace; and a grandson Rayland James.

  • Mandy Easton
    Mandy Easton
    Creative Pastor

    Mandy has been on staff since 2011 serving in a variety of roles. She stepped into her role as Creative Pastor in 2018. She oversees Traditional and Contemporary worship, Communications, Tech/Media and First Impressions. Mandy, and her husband Ben, have five children Jack, Katie, Sarah Ann, Emily June and Luke.

  • Steve McLellan
    Steve McLellan
    Minster of Pastoral Care

    Steve has served on staff since August 2016 as minister of pastoral care. He has served in various ministerial roles for the past 42 years. His primary role is to minister to families experiencing illness or in need of pastoral care. Steve is the proud dad of two sons, two daughters, and has five grandchildren. 

  • Delmar Peet
    Delmar Peet
    Pastor to Students + Families

    Delmar has served as Pastor to Students and Families since spring of 2015. His primary role is ministering to our students and their families while providing a fun, safe environment where they can take their next step with Jesus. This comes through quality programs, Biblical teaching, fun events, and just doing life together. He enjoys running, playing guitar, graphic design, kayaking, and photography.

  • Travis Pruden
    Travis Pruden
    Adult Minister

    Travis began on staff in the Fall of 2016, as Outreach Director, after a career in both the military and the healthcare industry.  Travis recently transitioned his talents to be better serve as the Adult Minister.  He will be handling Adult LIFE Group and discipleship of our adults.   He is married to Rhonda and they have one daughter, Caroline.  

  • Matt Sprinkle
    Matt Sprinkle
    Middle School Minister

    Matt has been serving the middle school students at Alice Drive since the fall of 2016.  He has a great desire in helping middle school students find their identity in Christ as they take their next steps in following Jesus.  He has a heart for discipleship and helping students grow deeper in their faith.  He is married to Kari and they have 3 children, Brantley, Sadie and Riley. 

 

Staff

  • Ann Gratz
    Ann Gratz
    Preschool Coordinator
  • Patti Bryan
    Patti Bryan
    Assistant to Mark Partin

    Patti has been on staff at Alice Drive since August 2002, serving in a variety of roles. She is currently the assistant to Mark Partin our Administrative Pastor. Patti along with her husband Alan lead a LIFE Group at 11:00 named the Misfits for Christ. Patti is married to her best friend Alan and they have one son Mathieu.

  • Ryan Glosson
    Ryan Glosson
    Outreach Coordinator

    Ryan has served multiple volunteer roles in the church since arriving on Easter of 2014: Kids Min, VBS, Online Campus Host, Monday Night Host, and has been a deacon since 2017. He most recently joined the staff as the Outreach Coordinator in February of 2018. Ryan believes that God has called him to the ministry after a successful 21 year career in the United States Air Force, and is looking forward to taking his next step with Alice Drive Baptist Church. He has a heart for missions, and taking care of people. Ryan is married to Felicia and they have four children Dillon, Connor, Colby, and DeLani.

  • Stephanie Humphreys
    Stephanie Humphreys
    Pocalla Campus Administrative Assistant

    Stephanie joined the staff in 2015 as the Outreach Assistant and became the Pocalla Ministry Assistant in 2016. In her new role, she assists Pastor Jock Hendricks and his team with all the ministry needs of Pocalla Church. Stephanie and her husband Burt have three children: Michael, Matthew, and Abby

  • Mary Johnson
    Mary Johnson
    Adult Ministry Assistant

    After spending 14 years in West Africa, Mary Johnson relocated to Sumter in 2013 to live closer to her parents. She works as a ministry assistant for Todd Fleming, the Education and Discipleship Pastor. Mary and her husband, Stan, have 2 adult children, one daughter “in love”, and one grandson.

  • Sarah Jones
    Sarah Jones
    Kids Events Coordinator

    Sarah is the Kids Ministry Event Associate. She oversees events such as Vacation Bible School, Fall Festival and other events throughout the year.  She has served as a volunteer in many aspects in the church, but her passion is Kids Ministry. Raised in Sumter, she is married to Sonny Jones.  They have 2 children, Mary & Grayson. 

     

  • Sarah Lee
    Sarah Lee
    First Impressions Director

    Sarah has served on staff since 2005 and is responsible for creating environments that enhance the guest experience as well as coaching the first impressions teams. She is married to David and has three children; Christopher, Richard, and Lauren; and four grandchildren; Caleb, Gabe, Emery, and Willow.

  • Bobbie McIntosh
    Bobbie McIntosh
    Financial Coordinator

    Bobbie has been serving in the Financial Office since 1998. She oversees all the accounting aspects of the church. She is married to Billy, and they have four boys, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one Westie named Bear.

  • Jessica McLeod
    Jessica McLeod
    Preschool Volunteer Coordinator

    Jessica began work with Alice Drive in May of 2015.  As nursery associate, she is in charge of looking after all the precious babies at Alice Drive from birth to 35 months old through her wonderfully trained volunteers.  She trains, equips and leads leaders each Sunday and Wednesday.   She is married to Justin, and they have two children, Ryland and Madelyn.  

  • Heather Merritt
    Heather Merritt
    Kids Ministry Director

    Heather began as Elementary Associate in the fall of 2016 after serving as an intern summer of  2016 and a volunteer for many years. She has served as a missionary in Thailand along with being a lead dance instructor at Dreamworks.   Her role is to make sure that Sunday is the best day of the week!  She also coordinates volunteers, awana and summer programing.

  • Danielle Morris
    Danielle Morris
    Audio Tech

    Dannie has been volunteering at church for years in different capacities ranging from the Student Leadership Team in the Students Ministries to helping usher when she was younger.  Alice Drive is the only church she has ever attended and now is running audio for the Worship Department part-time.  Dannie is also pursuing a degree in International Business at USC Sumter with intentions of transfering to USC Columbia.  She currently lives with her parents, two sisters and baby cousin. 

  • Perry "Bubba" Moses
    Perry "Bubba" Moses
    Director of Operations

    Perry, known by most as “Bubba”, joined the staff of ADBC in 2013 as Director of Operations. He has worked in accounting, computers, construction, real estate and medical practice management. He oversees the 60 acre campus physical plant, daily operations, maintains and coordinates the church’s calendar of events, and manages the church’s computer systems. Bubba enjoys serving and working with others. He also enjoys all the little ones around the church and loves their smiles and hugs whenever he can get them! Bubba encourages anyone interested in trying out service opportunities around the campus to join the operations team for a first-serve experience. He is married to Tisha and has a daughter named Ally.

  • Stacy Nance
    Stacy Nance
    Next Steps Director

    Stacy joined the staff in 2012 as the Next Steps Director. Her mission at ADBC is to help people take their next step in their journey. Those steps include but are not limited to – baptism, membership, finding a LIFE Group, signing up for a class/event, and finding a place to serve. Stacy is married to Jimmy, and they have three sons-Jamie, Graeson and Derek. 

     

  • Chris Nygord
    Chris Nygord
    Graphic Designer

    Chris has been on staff in a variety of roles since 2004.  He has been graphic designer since 2006 and is responsible for all the graphic design for the Communications Department including the newsletter, bulletin, website and sermon series.  He is married to Cyndi.

  • Kelly Parker
    Kelly Parker
    Kids Ministry Assistant

    Kelly has been on staff as the Kids Ministry assistant since August 2015. She supports all reas of kids ministry, Mops, Childcare as well as leads our parents night out program.   She is married to Joe and together they have two children  Abigail and Caleb.

  • Grey Shealy
    Grey Shealy
    Media Director
  • Pam Shorter
    Pam Shorter
    Next Steps Ministry Assistant

    Pam serves as Next Steps Ministry Assistant and is looking forward to helping people take their next step. She has been a member since 2010 and attends at the Pocalla Campus. Pam previously served as a volunteer receptionist. She shares her home with her spoiled fur baby Bradley.

  • Londa Stanley
    Londa Stanley
    Student Ministries Coordinator

    Londa joined the staff this past summer, June 2016. She is the Student Ministries Coordinator. The Stanley family moved to the Sumter area in 2013, joining ADBC shortly after arriving. She is married to Allen Stanley with one son, Scott and one daughter, Alena.

  • Jason Troutman
    Jason Troutman
    Facilities Coordinator

    Jason started to work at ADBC in 2002 for Sunday night room setups and became full-time in 2003.  In 2013 he became the facilities coordinator overseeing all room setups and making sure the church is ready for all who attend.  Jason is married to Julie.

 

Deacons

Deacons at ADBC are selected by the Church membership based on the criteria found in 1 Timothy 3: 8-13 and Acts 6: 1-7 and assist the Church Staff in ministering to the Church family. They are organized into ministry teams which, among other opportunities, visit the sick in hospitals, welcome new visitors, assist in the Lord’s Supper and encourage ADBC attendees as they “take their next step with Jesus”.

 

  • Hugh Cameron
    Hugh Cameron
    Chairman, term ends 2019

    Member since 2001

    Spouse: Elaine

    Children: Nicole (John), Drew

    Church Ministry Involvement: Host, LIFE Group Leader

    Occupation: Defense Contractor

    Personal Bible Verse: Psalm 13:5-6

  • Lee Monahan
    Lee Monahan
    Vice Chairman, term ends 2019

    Member since 2014
    Spouse: Crystal
    Children: Finley
    Church Ministry Involvement: Safety Team, Nursery
    Occupation: Deputy Sheriff
    Personal Bible Verse: 2 Timothy 3:14

  • Donald Beard
    Donald Beard
    Secretary, term ends 2021

    Member since 2017

    Spouse: Julia

    Children: Joy and Adam

    Church Ministry Involvement: Stewardship, Life Group

    Occupation: Government Contractor

    Personal Bible Verse: Proverbs 4:7

  • Ken Bell
    Ken Bell
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2005
    Children: Chuck, Chad, and Crystal
    Church Ministry Involvement: Fusion LIFE Group
    Occupation: P.I.O. Sumter County Sheriff’s Office
    Personal Bible Verse: John 3:16

  • Cletus Brown
    Cletus Brown
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2005

    Spouse: Doris

    Children: Dale, Sondra, and Brad

    Church Ministry Involvement: Greeter, Baptism Team

    Occupation: Retired

    Personal Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:20

  • Danny Burelson
    Danny Burelson

    Member since 2017

    Spouse: Carol

    Children: Jacob, Jamie, and Josh

    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group Leader

    Occupation: Construction

    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:11

  • Lawrence Carrigan
    Lawrence Carrigan
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2015
    Spouse: Mary
    Children: Hailee, Julia, Caleb, and Carmen
    Church Ministry Involvement: Misfits for Christ LIFE Group, Next Step Room, Nursery
    Occupation: Teacher
    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 3:14

  • Bryan Caughman
    Bryan Caughman
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2014
    Spouse: Leslie Day
    Children: Winnie Day and Lyla Jean
    Church Ministry Involvement: Nursery
    Occupation: Farm Manager
    Personal Bible Verse: Ecclesiastes 11:4

  • John Edwards
    John Edwards
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2008

    Spouse: Sarah

    Children: Jeremy, Devontaye, and Joshua

    Church Ministry Involvement: Operation Inasmuch

    Occupation: 9th Air Force

    Personal Bible Verse: Matthew 25:40-45

  • Ryan Glosson
    Ryan Glosson
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2014
    Spouse: Felicia
    Children: Dillon, Connor, and Colby
    Church Ministry Involvement: VBS, Awana, Prayer Warrior, LIFE Group
    Occupation: First Sargeant, U.S. Air Force
    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

  • Tom Gregory
    Tom Gregory
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2008

    Spouse: Brenda

    Children: 2 girls, 1 boy

    Church Ministry Involvement: CAMO Life Group

    Occupation: Part-Time Driver for Enterprise

    Personal Bible Verse: Ephesians 6:10-14

  • Grady Grubb
    Grady Grubb
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2017

    Spouse: Widowed

    Children: 3 Children

    Church Ministry Involvement: Greeter

    Occupation: Retired

    Personal Bible Verse: John 3:16

  • Gary Hall
    Gary Hall
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2011
    Spouse: Margaret Ann
    Church Ministry Involvement: Host
    Occupation: USAF Retired
    Personal Bible Verse: I John 1:9

  • Jay Hodge
    Jay Hodge
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2014

    Spouse: Carolyn

    Children: Abby and Betty Lee

    Church Ministry Involvement: Worship Team

    Occupation: Stay at home dad, co-owner of Savor the Flavor

    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:3

  • Bill Horne
    Bill Horne
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2006
    Spouse: Barbara
    Church Ministry Involvement: LIFE Group
    Occupation: Retired
    Personal Bible Verse: Matthew 6:21

  • Roy Huber
    Roy Huber
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2008
    Spouse: Brenda
    Church Ministry Involvement: Host, Prison Ministry, LIFE Group Desk
    Occupation: Retired USAF, Realtor
    Personal Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Ron Kittle
    Ron Kittle
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2008
    Spouse: Jan
    Children: Amy, and Megan
    Church Ministry Involvement: LIFE Group, Choir, Special Music
    Occupation: Retired Supplier Quality Engineer
    Personal Bible Verse: Hebrews 2:12 ; Psalm 22:22

  • Rick Lotts
    Rick Lotts
    Deacon, term ends 2018+

    Member since 2013
    Spouse: Deane
    Children: Michael and Carter
    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group
    Occupation: Human Resources and Risk Management
    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

  • Larry Minton
    Larry Minton
    Deacon, term ends 2018+

    Member since 1996
    Spouse: Wanda
    Children: Kristi and Craven
    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group, Guest Services
    Occupation: Retired
    Personal Bible Verse: Isaiah 53:6

  • Howdy Morris
    Howdy Morris
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2002

    Spouse: Melissa

    Children: Leda Malonda Balmer-Morris, Kyndra Delynn Morris, and James Edward Lee Morris

    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group, Usher

    Occupation: Military Research Analyst

    Personal Bible Verse: John 3:16

  • Jimmy Nance
    Jimmy Nance
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2015
    Spouse: Stacy

    Children: Jamie, Graeson, and Derek
    Church Ministry Involvement: Connections LIFE Group, Safety Team
    Occupation: Office Manager
    Personal Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10

  • OJ Papucci
    OJ Papucci
    Deacon, term ends 2020

    Member since 2002
    Spouse: Jeanne
    Children: Tony and Marc
    Occupation: Retired

    Personal Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11; John 3:17

  • James Pritchett
    James Pritchett
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2011

    Spouse: Lee Ann

    Children: Anna Richardson,  and Ray Pritchett

    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group 

    Occupation: Retired Military

    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

  • Bay Roberson
    Bay Roberson
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2016

    Spouse: Misty

    Children: Sarah, Ethan, and Miriam

    Church Ministry Involvement: Awanas, New Balance Life Group

    Occupation: Manager

    Personal Bible Verse: Romans 8:28

  • Larry Rogers
    Larry Rogers
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 1965
    Spouse: Troy
    Children: Lisa Taylor and Lad Rogers
    Church Ministry Involvement: LIFE Group Leader, Financial Committee
    Occupation: Farm Loans and Outreach Farm Service Agency
    Personal Bible Verse: John 3:16

  • Joe Simmons
    Joe Simmons
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2013
    Spouse: Laura
    Children: Derek and Cole
    Church Ministry Involvement: 9th Grade Student Leader
    Occupation: U.S. Air Force
    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13 ; Proverbs 26:11

  • Clark Smith
    Clark Smith
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2013
    Spouse: Heather
    Children: Greyson Cole
    Occupation: Service, Jones Buick GMC

  • James Standley
    James Standley
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2015

    Spouse: Tiffany

    Church Ministry Involvement: HELPS Ministry

    Occupation: Builder

    Personal Bible Verse: Genesis 1:31

  • Andrew Thorne
    Andrew Thorne
    Deacon, term ends 2018+

    Member since 2001
    Spouse: Cecelia
    Children: Michael and Mary Ellen
    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group
    Occupation: SC Air National Guard
    Personal Bible Verse: Psalm 144:1-2

  • Benton Young
    Benton Young
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2014

    Spouse: Lynn

    Children: David, Mason, Ryan, and Taylor

    Church Ministry Involvement: Next Step Room, FISH Ministry, Stewardship Team, Operations Team, Misfits Life Group

    Occupation: Heating and Air

    Personal Bible Verse: Hebrew 11:6

 

 

Vision Council

The Vision Council, along with the Lead Pastor, shall be responsible for directing the energies of the Church to fulfill its mission. This shall be accomplished through prayer, counsel and recommendations of specific action to the Church and its various teams. They serve as the body that receives nominations for the office of Deacon, ensuring those nominated are qualified, are properly informed of Biblical/Church expectations and are willing to serve. These names will then be forwarded to the Church for election. The Lead Pastor serves as the leader of the Vision Council.

 

  • Hugh Cameron
    Hugh Cameron
    Deacons' Representative

    Member since 2001

    Spouse: Elaine

    Children: Nicole (John), Drew

    Church Ministry Involvement: Host, LIFE Group Leader

    Occupation: Defense Contractor

    Personal Bible Verse: Psalm 13:5-6

  • Beverly Gulledge
    Beverly Gulledge

    Member since 1982
    Spouse: Richard
    Personal Bible Verse: Matthew 6

  • Sonny Jones
    Sonny Jones

    Member since 2011
    Spouse: Sarah
    Children: Grayson and Mary
    Church Ministry Involvement: Music Ministry
    Occupation: General Surgeon
    Personal Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

  • Allen Stanley
    Allen Stanley

    Member since 2013

    Spouse: Londa

    Children: George, Scott, and Alena

    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group, AMP Group Leader

    Occupation: USAF Officer

    Personal Bible Verse: Romans 5:8

  • Emmett Tolson
    Emmett Tolson

    Member Since 2006
    Spouse: Marsha
    Personal Bible Verse: Ephesians 2:8-9

  • Cherie Williams
    Cherie Williams

    Member Since 1997

    Spouse: Mark 

    Children: Tyler and Ashleigh 

    Occupation: Physical Therapist 

 

 

 



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