Our Ministry Leaders

"You also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ … But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light" (1 Peter 2:5-9)

Libby Newman


Pastor Libby has led this congregation since 2014 after having served as the Associate Pastor for two years. Libby has been involved in ministry since graduating high school and finished the Carolinas School of Ministry. Libby was ordained in 2017.

Rev. Leslie LaPrise

Associate Pastor

Pastor Leslie works with our teens to lead our church in more contemporary music and to share her heart for the Lord with the people of Batesburg. Pastor Leslie assists Pastor Libby in many endeavors and strengthens our church's goal to be missional around the world.

Barbara Quick

NMI Director/ Adult Sunday School Teacher

Barbara has been a part of Batesburg Church since her husband was its pastor and the caretaker of the campgrounds where we are located. Barbara is active as the adult Sunday School teacher, pianist, and NMI (missions education) director.

Frankie Steele

Sound Technician

We couldn't make it without Frankie. He takes care of all sound and visual equipment. Frankie is also our handyman and cook.

Denise M. Steele

Church Secretary

Denise has been a part of this church since its inception as her parents began the church. Denise is involved in Children's Church, teaches the teen Sunday School class, and also serves as church treasurer.

Sarah Smith

Children Grades 1-5 Leader

Sarah is very experienced in teaching children's Sunday School. She also works with Children's Church, sings on our Praise Team, and assists our treasurer.

Rev. David Hyde

Prayer Ministry

David retired as a Nazarene pastor in West Virginia and is an integral part of our church family. He supports Pastor Libby in many ways and leads family prayer time on Sunday mornings.

Bonnie Johnson

His Shining Lights (Ladies' Ministry) Director

Devoted to missions, Bonnie leads our women in monthly devotions and theme-based gatherings. She also involves the ladies in a variety of local outreach and mission projects. Bonnie also teaches the Children's Mission Class monthly.

Rev. Jackie Richardson

Children's Church Director

Pastor Jackie created Children's Church so that the worship hour would be meaningful for our children. She creates weekly lessons and organizes everything concerning this ministry. Pastor Jackie is also very helpful as she assists Pastor Libby in many ways.

Tommy Smith

Music Leader

Tommy is a talented singer and guitarist and he leads the music at Batesburg. He also  keeps records during our services and substitutes in our teen class when called upon.

Katrina Rodgers

Preschool Children's Leader

Katrina is a young mother who teaches Preschool Sunday School, works in Children's Church, and is instrumental in promoting our Super Summer Sundays in Monetta.