Pastors & Staff

Pastoral Staff

Kelly D. McInerney


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.

Austin Dixon

Associate Pastor

Pastor Austin Dixon and Amanda came to BBC in October of 2023. Pastor Dixon previously served as Pastor of Victory Baptist Church of Batavia, Ohio. Pastor Dixon has served in several ministries since the Lord called him to ministry when he was 16. He was an intern for several summers at Bible Baptist Church of Marysville, and served 4 years as Hillsboro Bible Baptist’s Children’s pastor.

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.

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

Carol Blocker

Secretary to the Pastor

Darcy Albury

Business Administrator

Marilyn Brand

Financial Secretary

Latasha Thomas

Nursery Director

Sarah Townsend

Graphic Designer/Media Specialist

Daniel McGinty

Facility Maintenance