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RBC Ministerial Staff

Dr. Tim Williams – Senior Pastor

tim@roebuckbaptist.org

Tim WilliaTim's web picms is a native of Illinois but has lived in the South for most of his life. He is a graduate of both Spartanburg High School and Wofford College, and has a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.

Tim has served as the pastor of Roebuck Baptist Church since October 1995. He has pastored one other church in South Carolina and has served churches in South Carolina and Florida in youth ministry and associate pastor positions.

Tim is active in the South Carolina Baptist Convention, having served on the Executive Board from 2004 until 2009. He has also served on the Committee on Committees (twice) and on the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Charleston Southern University. He was vice-president of the state Pastor’s Conference in 1998.

He is also active in the Spartanburg County Baptist Network having served as President of the Pastor’s Conference and Moderator, and has served as an officer of the State Alumni Association for Southwestern Seminary.

Tim and his wife Ryan have three grown children; Hudson (who is married to Emily Crowe), Candace and Preston.

 

Rev. Ondra Black – Associate Pastor/ Senior Adults

ondra@roebuckbaptist.org

Ondra's web picOndra was born in a small town outside of Shelby, NC and was saved at the age of 12 in Waco Baptist Church during their August Revival. He graduated form Waco High School and attended Appalachian State University and graduated from East Carolina University.

The Lord called him to preach at the end of his junior year. He received a Master of Divinity degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. It was while he was there that he felt a call to missions and upon graduation he and his wife, Lillie, moved to Michigan where he served three churches for 15 years. They moved back to North Carolina for a brief stay before being called to Hope Baptist in Flanders, NJ where they spent the next 22 years.

While in NJ, he served Southern Baptists as a Trustee on LifeWay Christian Resources formerly the Baptist S.S. Board and held many leadership roles in the Association and State Convention. He still misses the wild turkey, deer and black bear in their backyard. He had the opportunity to minister through the IMB with our missionaries in the Philippines and St Lucia on two occasions. He retired and moved to Spartanburg where Roebuck Baptist invited him to serve as Associate Pastor relating to Senior Adults.

 

Dr. David Satterwhite – Minister of Music

 david@roebuckbaptist.org

DaviDavid's web picd and his wife Sandy began their ministry at Roebuck Baptist Church in June of 1987. They moved to Roebuck from Tampa, FL., where they were high school sweethearts and married in 1983. David's ministries at Roebuck Baptist Church consist of worship leader and director of all music activities as well as serving in other areas of the church. His passion for worship is that as worshipers the body of Christ would be confronted by God through His word and drawn by the Holy Spirit to know Him in a personal way.

RBC has a graded choir program from 4-year-olds through adults, including a Youth Choir, as well as several ensembles and a Handbell choir. The Sanctuary Choir is very active and sings weekly as well as putting on several programs each year. The Sanctuary Choir leads in worship every Sunday morning with the Worship Team and orchestra, and the Worship team leads in worship during the evening service.

 David is a graduate of Anderson College and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in vocal performance and a Masters of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of South Florida. He completed his work on a Doctorate of Worship Studies at the Robert Webber Institute for Worship Studies in June of 2004.

    

David's Life verse: “Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” I Corinthians 15:58

 

 

Rev. Chuck Miller – Minister of Youth and College

chuck@roebuckbaptist.org

Chuck's web picChuck Miller was born in Mississippi but grew up in Spartanburg. He is a graduate of Westview Elementary. He then furthered his education by going to Dawkins and Dorman High School. At Dorman he got the chance to play soccer, basketball, and ran cross-country. Chuck ended up going to Carson-Newman College, which is located in Jefferson City, TN.

During Chuck's junior year at CNC he made a commitment to go into full-time ministry. He graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. January 2001, Chuck headed towards Texas to go to seminary not knowing what the Lord had in store for him at the end of his journey. The first day while Chuck was at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary a pretty young lady innocently turned around and shook Chuck's hand. That pretty young ladies name was Jill Harrington, who less than one year later would become Jill H. Miller. Chuck and Jill have been married for six years. They have two daughters, Addison (3) and Olivia (1) and one on the way.

Chuck has been the Minister of Youth and College at RBC since May of 2004. Chuck has a true heart for youth and college students and for them to grow in their relationship with Christ. He loves to hang out with the youth and college students and is very excited about seeing what God has in store for them at RBC.

“Love the Lord and Enjoy Life”

 

 

Randy Bates – Minister of Activities

 ranmarja@bellsouth.net

OrigiRandy's web picnally from Michigan, Randy is a graduate of Western Carolina University where he graduated with a degree in Sports Administration.  He is a Nationally Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has served as the Minister of Activities at Roebuck Baptist Church since 1992.  Randy has a deep excitement about helping people experience God in active and creative ways, and he is committed to the idea that God wants His people to be healthy, energetic, and excited about how He is working in their lives.

Randy coordinates the church's athletic activities, including bi-annual golf tournaments, volleyball, softball, and participation in other leagues.  Additionally, he serves as the Director of Upward Basketball at Roebuck, a children's league that involves approximately 350 young people each year and includes other churches in the area.  Upward is a vital outreach ministry that uses adult volunteers to teach basketball skills but, more importantly, expose people of all ages to godly life principles and the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Randy also works as exercise therapist in cardiac rehabilitation with Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.   He and his wife Maria have two children, Jeanette and Aaron.

 

Stephanie Vied – Children’s Minister

 stephanie@roebuckbaptist.org

StephanStephanie's web picie Vied grew up in Owensboro, KY, in the heart of barbecue, bluegrass and basketball country.  Her mom is a teacher and her dad is a newspaper writer.  She has a brother, a sister-in-law and a sister who are all younger and taller than her.  Growing up, Stephanie spent her summers at the pool and her Sundays and Wednesdays at church, where she was saved and baptized at the age of eight. 

After graduating from high school Stephanie made her way to Lexington, KY where she attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education.  While in college, and despite resistance, her Heavenly Dad was active in his attempt to clarify Stephanie's identity as His kid, as well as her call to children's ministry and a missions. 

With her teaching degree in hand, Stephanie got on a plane and flew to Northern China to teach English to lots and lots of dark-eyed, rambunctious three through six year olds for eleven months. While there she learned how to eat with chopsticks, how not to speak Chinese and how to rely on her Dad like never before.

Before coming to Roebuck Stephanie attended New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  She is in the last stages of pursuing her MA in Missiology.  While in New Orleans Stephanie worked as a Seminary Intern at the Carver Baptist Center in Uptown New Orleans, teaching after-school and co-leading a middle and high school girls group.  Stephanie likes coffee, reading and wearing pajamas.