Dr. Michael Madaris
Pastor Mike Madaris loves doing what King Jesus has called him to do. He comes to Kelleytown with a great desire to lead God’s people to love Jesus and others, and to serve Jesus and others with complete abandonment. He believes this is best accomplished through a consistent ministry of teaching and preaching the Word of God, and with the application of the content of God’s Word into the everyday lives of God’s people at KBC. His greatest desire for each member is to see them grow to spiritual maturity as disciples of Christ Jesus, and to see each member then skillfully lead others around them to do the same. His vision for Kelleytown Baptist Church is to see her become a sending station of called ones to the nations as bold and courageous ambassadors of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Pastor Mike was saved as a 5 year old boy, and surrendered to the call to vocational ministry at the age of 24. He has pursued that calling by serving two churches as youth pastor in both North and South Carolina. He has served as senior pastor churches in North Carolina and Florida since 2001. He graduated from North Greenville University with his undergraduate degree, and is a two-time graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, receiving both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree.
He and his wife Melissa have been married for 19 years. They have two children: Morgan (15) and Mya (11). Morgan is a 10th grader in the SC Virtual Charter School, and is also the co-captain of the JV volleyball team at Hartsville High School. Mya is a level 7 competitive gymnast.
Pastor Mike believes that we are living in some of the greatest times of challenge and opportunity the Church has ever seen. “Fixing our eyes on King Jesus, let us take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the ends of the earth until the end of time.” “The light that shines the farthest necessarily shines the brightest at home.” “The gospel is Good News, but only if they hear it in time.”
Two of Pastor Mike’s favorite books are TalleyHo! The Fox, written by his mentor, the late Rev. Herb Hodges and the other is The MasterPlan of Evangelism by Dr. Robert Coleman.
Pastor Mike enjoys doing a lot of different things, but his favorite things to do in addition to being involved with his girls’ sports activities are playing golf, flying, hunting and fishing.
One of his favorite Bible verses is Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrated His own love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
Associate Pastor of Music and Senior Adults
Lin is a native of Columbia, SC and has served KBC since April 2000. He is a 1982 graduate of Charleston Southern University and a 1986 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lin has served churches in Texas and South Carolina.
He is married to Yvonne, a school teacher, and they have two children, Mandy and Josh. He enjoys working in the yard, playing the piano, reading, and playing video games. He finds fulfillment in leading people in worship and building the body of Christ through music.
I have lived right here in the beautiful community of Kelleytown my entire life. I married my high school sweetheart Phillip in 2006. We joined KBC in May of 2007 and this church immediately became my family. The Lord blessed us with two rambunctious boys, Boyd and Cooper. My boys consider this their second home and have worn paths running down the hallways of this church.
I love children and have spent the last 10 years as a preschool teacher. In 2017, I felt the Lord call me into seminary and I am currently completing a degree in Children’s Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I am excited and honored to be serving the children and their families here at Kelleytown Baptist Church. To God alone be the Glory!!
Spencer joined the staff at Kelleytown in the Summer of 2019. He married his high school sweet heart, Sophie, in November of 2017. Spencer grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated from Columbia International University with a BA in Advanced Biblical and Theological Studies in December of 2018. Currently, He is working towards his Masters in Divinity at CIU. Spencer previously served at North Trenholm Baptist Church where he worked with students and media-related roles.
In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, watching The Office, relaxing with video games and playing board games with friends. Spencer is very excited for the future of Kelleytown and can't wait to see all that the Lord does through the student ministry.
I have called Hartsville “home” my entire life. I have been married to my best friend, Stewart, for eleven years. The Lord has blessed us with three healthy, beautiful babies named Laney Rae, Tate & Peyton. We are members of Lakeview Baptist Church and I am so grateful to be able to expand my church family to the members of Kelleytown also! I look forward to serving the Lord everyday through my role as the Ministry Assistant at Kelleytown.
The Lord placed the call of serving children on my life many years ago and I am so very thankful for that. I have been teaching preschool for 20 years. My desire is that children will grow to love the Lord and learn academics and fun things along the way. I am married and have two beautiful teenagers. God has blessed me tremendously with a wonderful and loving family. We are also thankful to be a part of such a wonderful church family.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1