Leadership

  • Clay Smith
    Lead Pastor
    Clay Smith

    Since 1994, I’ve served as the Lead Pastor of ADBC.  What does that mean?  I’m the primary teacher.  I lead the church to fulfill its mission – to help as many people as possible take their next step toward Jesus.  Other more interesting stuff about me is that I am a Rare native Floridian and I am a cattleman in my sparetime. I write a weekly column that appears on my blog, here, and in newspapers across the Southeast. I have an amazing wife, Gina, who is a counselor at her own practice, Lifeway Counseling. I have three adult children who are paying their own way in life! My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird & my life verse is Isaiah 40:31," Those who wait upon the LORD will renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk, and not grow faint."


  • Todd Fleming
    Executive Pastor
    Todd Fleming

    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.


  • Mandy Easton
    Creative Pastor
    Mandy Easton

    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.


  • Travis Pruden
    Discipleship Pastor
    Travis Pruden

    Hello, I’m Travis and I have the privilege of serving as your Discipleship Pastor.  I have served on staff since 2016 and oversee Adult Ministry, Pastoral Care, Next Steps, Missions, and Bishopville.  My wife, Rhonda, and I have one daughter, Caroline, who is a student at Clemson University.  I love working out, sitting by the firepit on cool days, and all types of music (except Country).


  • Delmar Peet
    Pocalla Campus Pastor
    Delmar Peet

    Delmar has served as a pastor on staff since spring of 2015. In February of 2020 he stepped into a campus pastor position at our Pocalla Campus in addition to being a regular teaching pastor. He is married to Hannah, and they have two sons, Calvin and Delmar IV. 


 

 

Loring Mill Campus Staff

  • Caleb Dubose
    Next Steps Minister
    Caleb Dubose

    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!


  • Matt Sprinkle
    Student Pastor
    Matt Sprinkle

    Hello! My name is Matt, and I am over the Student Department and minister to our middle school students.  I have been at ADBC since 2016. Church has always been my second home! My amazing wife Kari and I have 4 children – Brantley, Sadie, Riley, and Ellie.  I’m a nerd at heart when it comes to games, music, theology, and books!


  • Heather Dubose
    Kids Minister
    Heather Dubose

    I am a Sumter native, and I have called Alice Drive my church home since I was just 9 years old!! I began my journey on staff in January of 2016 as the Kids Min Intern after serving for many years in different volunteer roles all around the church, along with serving a 3 month missions term in Thailand! That fall, I transitioned to Elementary Director, and once I graduated with my bachelors in Elementary Education in 2018, I moved to my current role as the Kids Minister. Upon graduation, I started pursing my MA in Christian Studies. Somewhere in all of that, I married my favorite guy in the whole world, Caleb. We have two very energetic and funny puppy dogs, Lucille and Huck, that are the life of the party in our house! When I am not at church, I love to make cake pops for people and teach dance at Dreamworks Dance here in town! My job is to make sure that kids, babies to 5th grade, are taking next steps towards Jesus Christ, and I love every minute of it!


  • Sarah Jones
    First Impressions Director
    Sarah Jones

    Hi, I am Sarah Jones, your First Impressions Director.  I am responsible for creating a warm & welcoming environment for all who come onto our campuses, both guests & members.  I coordinate & lead our weekly volunteer teams, known as F.I.T. I train & equip our volunteers to serve with radical hospitality.  I am passionate about making Sunday the best day of the week!  I am happily married to Sonny & have 2 sweet kiddos, Mary & Grayson!


  • Sarah Roberson
    Elementary Director
    Sarah Roberson

    Sarah began her role as the Elementary Director in January of 2020 after serving several summers as an intern. She is responsible for everything Kindergarten to 5th grade. As one of the many Sarah’s in the office, SR is known for loving all things events to give kids the best experience possible at church! Originally a Georgia girl, Sarah now lives in Sumter with her family while also pursuing a master’s in Communication Disorders.


  • JoBeth Hilliard
    Student and Girls Ministry Coordinator
    JoBeth Hilliard

    JoBeth is the Student Ministry Coordinator.  She is responsible for running our Girl’s Ministry Program, Young Adults and also doing the administrative work for the youth department.  She is married to Shane and they have two boys, Brent and Riley.  


  • Chris Nygord
    Graphic Designer
    Chris Nygord

    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.


  • Grey Shealy
    Media Director
    Grey Shealy

  • Perry “Bubba” Moses
    Director of Operations
    Perry “Bubba” Moses

    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 serves as church's financial administrator, human resources director, and manages the church’s computer systems. He also manages the operations department which oversees the daily operations of the church and its physical plant. Bubba enjoys all the little ones around the church. He loves their smiles and hugs whenever he can get them! He is married to Tisha and has a daughter named Ally.


  • Jenni Sederlund
    Kingdom Kids Director
    Jenni Sederlund

    Hey ya’ll! My name is Jenni Sederlund and I am the Kingdom Kids Director. I get the pleasure of working with sweet preschoolers, their families and some amazing teachers. I have been working with children as long as I can remember, and I graduated from Purdue University with an education degree in 2004. I also married my husband Adam in 2004.  We have 3 kids, Claire (14), Owen (10), Zoe (9), they make our lives so much fun.


  • Bethany Summers
    Kingdom Kids Assitant
    Bethany Summers

    Welcome! I am honored to serve as the Kingdom Kids Assistant, and the Coordinator/Baby Whisper for the ADBC Kids Childcare for MOMs Sumter.  ADBC has been home for my family for many years now, the USAF brought us here, and God continues to bless us. “For I know the plans I have for you” -Jeremiah 29:11 My wonderful husband, Bo and I have Twins, we have them in litters- Irelyn and Shane. I have a slight obsession with piggies…. To the point that my retirement goal, well I should say that my husband’s retirement goal is to fund my farm, “Summer’s P’s” Puppies, Piggies, & Pa-Goats. Yes, you read that right, Pa-Goats!


  • Sarah Edwards
    Adult & Pastoral Care Director
    Sarah Edwards

    Hello, I’m Sarah and new to the staff of ADBC but have been a member for 12 years.  I retired from the US Air Force & SC Air National Guard in June 2020 after 30 years of service.  I am blessed and excited God has opened this door to allow me to serve members of our community and church in helping you get plugged into a Life Group or any Pastoral Care needs you or your family may have.  I am happily married to John and we have 3 grown boys, Jeremy, Devontaye and Josh!  John and I love to camp, kayak and bike.  It allows us time to enjoy all of God’s creations and reconnect with one another.


  • J Wrenn
    Facilities Manager
    J Wrenn

    J is retired from the SC Air National Guard where he served as assistant fire chief for McEntire fire and emergency services. J manages the physical plant for the church. He is responsible the buildings, grounds, the scheduling and setup for their use. He enjoys baseball and serving with the local American Legion post athletics. J is married to Bobbie and has a son, Andrew, serving in the US. Army.


  • Andrea Metz
    Kids Ministries Assistant
    Andrea Metz

  • Morgan Caldwell
    Assistant to Next Steps & Missions
    Morgan Caldwell

    Hi! I’m Morgan! I’m the Next Steps/Missions Assistant! I assist our Next Steps Minister as well as our Missions Minister in their day to day ministering. I have been working at ADBC since October 2019. I’m married to Joshua and we have been foster/adoptive parents for almost 3 years and we have been blessed to have loved on 16 children during that time with currently 6 awesome kids in our home.


  • Sarah Lee
    Creative Administrative Assistant
    Sarah Lee

    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 five grandchildren; Caleb, Gabriel, Emery, Willow, & Kanan.


  • Mary Johnson
    Adult Ministry Assistant
    Mary Johnson

    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.


  • Pam Shorter
    Volunteer Receptionist Coordinator
    Pam Shorter

    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.


  • Jason Troutman
    Facilities Coordinator
    Jason Troutman

    I started working at Alice Drive since 2002.  I am the facilities coordinator, so I make sure the church is ready for service.  I have been married to Julie since 2006.  I love to travel and watch soccer. 


  • Bobbie Owens
    Communications Director
    Bobbie Owens

    Bobbie just joined our staff in October. She serves as the communications director and enjoys working with the different ministries to promote all their events. She worked in the hospitality industry for eleven years and has a passion for people and community. Bobbie, and her husband Jake, have two children, Madeline and Hall.


  • Kelly Parker
    Assistant to Lead Pastor and Executive Pastor
    Kelly Parker

    Kelly has been on staff since 2015. She is Administrative Assistant for our Lead Pastor, Clay Smith, and our Executive Pastor Todd Fleming. Kelly has been apart of ADBC since 2011 and baptized here in 2012. Kelly and her husband Joe have been married for 27 years and have 2 children, Abigail and Caleb.

     


  • Casey Jones
    Online Campus Host
    Casey Jones

    Casey is married to Kell Jones, they have a son named Luke Benjmain Jones. Casey just joined our staff as Online Host and has a passion for people and helping others.


  • Tripp Craver
    Financial Coordinator
    Tripp Craver

    Tripp joined the staff of ADBC in 2020 and currently serves as Financial Coordinator. His primary job is at Chick-fil-A in Sumter as a Manager. Tripp is married to Jenny and they have two awesome kids, Brenna and Warren, and an overweight pug named Owen.


 

Pocalla Campus Staff

  • Josh Caldwell
    Worship and Student Minister
    Josh Caldwell

    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.


  • Shawana Harris
    Mentorship Director
    Shawana Harris

    Hello! My name is Shawana, I’ve been the Mentorship Director since Dec of 2016.  Mentoring has been a passion of mine since I was a little kid.  I guess that is why everyone called me MAMA Shawana.  I found my purpose early and if you feel like this is yours I would be blessed to have you as part of our team.  My recently retired Air Force husband (Thomas) and I have 5 beautiful girls Faith, Destinee’, Asiyah, Zemariah, & Nevaih.


  • Kristie Williams
    Kids Ministry Director
    Kristie Williams

    Kristie oversees kids and their families ages 6 weeks to 5th grade with a wonderful team of volunteers. Kristie and her husband Nickolas have three children: Ethan, Logan, and Madison.


  • Delmar Peet
    Pocalla Campus Pastor
    Delmar Peet

    Delmar has served as a pastor on staff since spring of 2015. In February of 2020 he stepped into a campus pastor position at our Pocalla Campus in addition to being a regular teaching pastor. He is married to Hannah, and they have two sons, Calvin and Delmar IV. 


 

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