Leadership

Pastors & Staff

Pastoral Staff

Kelly D. McInerney

Pastor

Pastor Kelly McInerney became the senior pastor of Bible Baptist Church in March, 2017, after serving for more than 22 years as the founding pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio. After several years of training and ministry, he was ordained in 1993. In 1995 he and his wife Theresa began the Wilmington church with eight people and were blessed to see that congregation grow to over 1,000 active members during their time in Ohio. Pastor McInerney has a real heart for training preachers and planting churches. During his years in Wilmington the church was able to start six new churches in southwest Ohio, and to "restart" a struggling church in Cincinnati. In addition to his church ministries, Pastor McInerney has over 20 years experience as a law enforcement chaplain, having served with the Clinton County Sheriff's Office, the Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Chatham County Police. The McInerneys have three children - Kenton, Kaden, and Kerrigan.

Tommy East

Associate Pastor

Tommy and Vicki are products of the ministries of Bible Baptist. While attending Baptist University of American, Tommy married his high school sweetheart, Vicki. They joined the staff of Bible Baptist in June of 1979, following Tommy's graduation. They are blessed to have three boys, three daughters-in-law and eight grandchildren. Currently serving as Associate Pastor, Tommy continues to have a burden for souls, knowing that Christ alone can change a person's life.

Paul Long

Associate Pastor

Pastor Long has served as Life Groups and Assistant Pastor since 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Ministry degree from Covington Theological Seminary. He has been a deacon and taught Life Groups/Sunday school for over 15 years. With over 25 years of teaching in Sunday school. He and his wife, Teresa have been members since 2004.  They have three grown children along with three grandchildren. Paul loves teaching God's word and being with God's people.

Michael Finley

Family Life Pastor

Pastor Finley has served as youth pastor 2017-2020. Now serving as the Family Life Pastor. Michael and Rachel  have been married since 2008. They have a beautiful, rambunctious daughter named Lola. Michael has served on staff in many different capacities: Children, Teens, College and as an Associate Pastor. He was born and raised in Oklahoma and had previously lived in Ohio for 10 years. They are excited about the opportunity at BBC. Their prayer is to reach, disciple and evangelize in the Savannah community.

Jody Wooten

Minister of Music

Pastor Wooten has served as Minister of Music since 2016. Jody, a native of eastern North Carolina, has served in music ministry for over 20 years. He earned degrees in music from Appalachian State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jody, his wife Janet, and their three children have called Savannah home for more than 15 years. Jody’s mission in ministry is to “point all people to God’s throne.”

Dwight Evens

Senior Care Pastor

Pastor Evens has served as Senior Adult Pastor since 2020. He is a graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, and Grand Rapids Seminary in Michigan. He and his wife, Ronda moved from Atlanta, GA in 2015 to join the staff.  Before taking over the  the Senior Care ministry, Pastor Dwight was the children's pastor for 5 years. While in Atlanta  they were involved in a children's/ teens ministry for many years. They have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Skyler Duncan

Student Pastor

Skyler and Aniko Duncan have been happily married since June 2018. They were both born and raised in Ohio and met at Bible College. Skyler has been involved in just about every area of ministry and served as a Children's Pastor in Texas before feeling the Lord's leading to minister to teenagers. He has earned a Bachelor's Degree in Pastoral Ministries from The Crown College of the Bible. Aniko earned her Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry from Veritas Bible College. They are very excited about reaching the next generation and serving with the people of BBC.

Jay Hansen

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Jay Hansen recently resigned after 35 years of federal service in the United States Army (RLTW). He is a graduate of Austin Peay State University and received both his Masters and Doctorate of Ministry from Covington Theological Seminary. Since 2006, Jay has been involved with college and military ministries (teaching, counseling, and speaking) in the Midwest and Southeast United States. Jay has
been a deacon, trustee, and Life Group/Sunday school teacher while being a member of BBC for the past 13 years. He and his wife, Donna, were married in 1991 and have four grown children.

Herb Hubbard

Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Herb Hubbard spent his childhood in Beaufort, South Carolina and his teen years in Bible Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia where he was saved in 1968. While attending Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, he married his wife Shirley in 1972. After many years of pastoral ministry, Pastor Hubbard returned to BBC to co-pastor with Dr. Cecil Hodges in 1994, becoming Senior Pastor in 1997. In the spring of 2017, and with over 20 years of faithful service at Bible Baptist Church, Pastor Hubbard retired from the pastorate and now serves as Chaplain for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.

Support Staff

Rachael Heath

Nursery Director

Monique Grier

Business Administrator

Marilyn Brand

Financial Secretary

Donna Hansen

Coastal Pregnancy Center Director

Micah Turner

Graphic Designer