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  • 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.

  • Todd Fleming
    Todd Fleming
    Executive Pastor

    With a background as a former sales rep and senior pastor, Todd now serves as Executive Pastor at Alice Drive. He has been on staff since 2008 as the Adult and Discipleship Pastor.  Todd is gifted in leadership and coaching leaders to their best potential. He oversees all ministries at both the Loring Mill and Pocalla campuses.  He coaches and supervises the pastors as well as the financial and human resources areas of the church.  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
    Discipleship Pastor

    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. 

  • Ryan Glosson
    Ryan Glosson
    Outreach Minister

    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 Minister in July 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.

  • Caleb Dubose
    Caleb Dubose
    Next Steps Minister

    Caleb joined the Alice Drive team in 2018.  His primary role is to help fulfill the mission of Alice Drive by helping others take their next step toward Jesus Christ. Caleb’s background includes serving as pastoral counselor, youth minister, and associate pastor. His goal as Next Steps Minister is to discuss salvation, baptism, church membership, and service opportunities that develop and strengthen relationships between Jesus Christ and members of His church. Caleb is married to Heather and he looks forward to starting a family one day soon!

  • Heather DuBose
    Heather DuBose
    Kids Minister

    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 served as a missionary in Thailand in 2015, advocating for women and children. She is a former lead dance instructor at Dreamworks, and she has a degree in Elementary Education. Her role is to make sure that Sunday is the best day of the week! She also coordinates volunteers, AWANA, summer programing, and special Kids events and activities.  Heather is married to Caleb.



Staff - Loring Mill

  • Anne Gratz
    Anne Gratz
    Preschool Coordinator
  • 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. Mary serves as the administrative assistant to the Discipleship Pastor, Travis Pruden.   She is married to Stan and has two children and two grandchildren.

  • Sarah Jones
    Sarah Jones
    First Impressions Director

    Sarah is the First Impression Director.  She is responsible for creating a warm and welcoming environment for all who come on the campus, guests & members.  She oversees the parking team, coffee team, greeters, ushers and section hosts.  Raised in Sumter, she is married to Sonny and they have 2 children, Mary & Grayson.

  • Sarah Lee
    Sarah Lee
    Creative Administrative Assistant

    Sarah has served on staff in a variety of roles since 2005. She is currently serving as the administrative assistant to the Creative Pastor, Mandy Easton, and the Creative team. 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.

  • 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.

  • Chris Nygord
    Chris Nygord
    Graphic Design Director

    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.

  • Jenni Sederlund
    Jenni Sederlund
    Kingdom Kids Director

    Jenni began work with Alice Drive in August of 2017.  She became the director of Kingdom Kids in August of 2018.  Jenni has a degree in Early Childhood education. As Director, she oversees the weekday school along with the entire Kingdom Kids staff.  She trains, equips and leads leaders each weekday.   She is married to Adam, and they have three children, Claire, Owen and Zoe. 

  • 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.

  • Bethany Summers
    Bethany Summers
    Kingdom Kids Assistant

    Bethany began working with Alice Drive in July 2018, she became the assistant to Kingdom Kids Preschool. The Military brought Bethany and her family to Sumter, and they started attending Alice Drive in 2013. She has been a volunteer with Kids Ministry since 2014. Her husband Bo serves in the United States Air Force, and they have twins, Irelyn and Shane.



Staff - Pocalla

  • Jock Hendricks
    Jock Hendricks
    Pastor of Campuses + Outreach

    Jock has been on the Alice Drive Church staff since 2004. As the Pastor of Campuses + Outreach, he oversees the Pocalla Campus as well as outreach to other areas and future campuses. His other responsibilities include preaching, teaching, and salvation/baptism conversations. Jock and his wife Tammy have three daughters: Anna Beth, Emma Kate and Jessi Grace; and a grandson Rayland James.

  • Shawana Harris
    Shawana Harris
    Mentorship Director

    Shawana joined the staff in the winter of 2016, after 10 years of active duty in the USAF and 4 years in the USAFR.  Shawana will be overseeing all aspects of the mentoring program.  Shawana and her husband Thomas have five children Faith, Destinee, Asiyah, Zemariah and Nevaih.

  • Jenny Knopf
    Jenny Knopf
    Kids’ Ministry Director

    Jenny joined the staff in 2016 as the Kids’ Ministry Director at Pocalla Church. She oversees children and their families ages 6 weeks to 5th grade with a wonderful team of volunteers.  Jenny and her husband Kell have a daughter named Jenna Lane.

  • Josh Caldwell
    Josh Caldwell
    Worship and Student Minister

    Josh has been on staff with Alice Drive since December of 2018. He has a great desire to lead God’s people through music, and a great desire in helping the students at our Pocalla Campus find the identity in Christ. He has a heart for music, and to help students take their next step in following and trusting God. He is married to Morgan, and they are foster parents.




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.






  • Lee Monahan
    Lee Monahan
    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

  • 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
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2017

    Spouse: Carol

    Children: Jacob, Jamie, and Josh

    Church Ministry Involvement: Life Group Leader

    Occupation: Construction

    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:11

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jason Stoddard
    Jason Stoddard
    Deacon, term ends 2020

    Member since 2017

    Spouse: Amy

    Children: 2 Children

    Church Ministry Involvement: College & Career Life Group Co-Leader

    Occupation: Military - Retiring

    Personal Bible Verse: Joshua 24:15

  • 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





  • Carl Andrews
    Carl Andrews
    Deacon, term ends 2020

    Member since 2015

    Spouse: Dean

    Church Ministry Involvement: Personnel Committee; God’s 500; First Impressions; Life Group

  • Larry Brewer
    Larry Brewer
    Deacon, term ends 2020

    Member since 2004

    Spouse: Debbie

    Children: Laura, Susan, and Marc

    Church Ministry Involvement: Operation Inasmuch; Host, Load In/Out Team, Behind the Curtain Life Group

    Occupation: Consultant

    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

  • Stephen Craven
    Stephen Craven
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2016

    Spouse: Susan

    Children: Evan

    Church Ministry Involvement: Load In/Out Team, Behind the Curtain Life Group

    Occupation: State Trooper

    Personal Bible Verse: Philippians 2:2-4

  • Thomas Harris
    Thomas Harris
    Deacon, term ends 2021

    Member since 2016

    Spouse: Shawana

    Children: Faith, Destinee, Asiyah, Zemariah, and Nevaih

    Church Ministry Involvement: Awanas, 4th & 5th Grade Life Group

    Occupation: Military

    Personal Bible Verse: Matthew 16:26

  • David Lee
    David Lee
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2005
    Spouse: Sarah
    Children: Christopher, Richard, and Lauren
    Church Ministry Involvement: Worship, Tech Team, Choir
    Occupation: Engineer
    Personal Bible Verse: James 2:17

  • Morgan Lewis
    Morgan Lewis
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 1999
    Spouse: Denise
    Children: Trey, Alex, and Keeleigh
    Church Ministry Involvement: LIFE Group, Building Committee
    Occupation: Construction Project Manager / Estimator
    Personal Bible Verse: Hebrews 13:6

  • Bill Phillips
    Bill Phillips
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 2001
    Spouse: Deborah
    Children: AnnMargaret
    Church Ministry Involvement: Choir, Preschool Ministry
    Occupation: Engineer
    Personal Bible Verse: Ephesians 4:5

  • Larry Williams
    Larry Williams
    Deacon, term ends 2019

    Member since 1969
    Spouse: Julie
    Children: Wade, Mark, and Patrick
    Church Ministry Involvement: Worship Team, Life Group Leader, Prison Ministry, Guest Services
    Occupation: Retired
    Personal Bible Verse: Romans 8




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: 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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