Tim Williams grew up in Spartanburg as did his wife Ryan. They were away for years before coming home in 1995. Tim's assessment of his place in ministry is simple. "God has blessed us by allowing us to serve the people of this community and this wonderful church family. If you're looking for a Christ-centered, missions-minded fellowship, Roebuck Baptist could just possibly the church where God wants you to invest your life."
Rev. Ondra Black – Associate Pastor/ Senior Adults
Ondra was born and raised in a little town in North Carolina and after graduation went off to college and graduated from East Carolina College (University) with a major and minor degree in Science. He was called to preach at the end of his junior year and after graduation he left for Texas and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He met his wife Lillie there and upon their graduation in 1960 and 1962 they headed for Michigan where he pastored three churches in fifteen years. He left Michigan to return to North Carolina where he spent about two years and then moved to New Jersey where he pastored Hope Baptist Church for the next 23 years. He had the opportunity to serve on the State Executive Board and serve as a Trustee for eight years on the Sunday School Board now Lifeway.
After retiring and moving to South Carolina Roebuck Baptist Church invited him to come and help with their Senior Adult work and be Associate Pastor relating to the development of their mission work. This has been an enriching and different experience that has helped him grow in understanding of God’s call upon both he and Lillie’s lives.
David 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
ChuckMiller 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 DormanHigh School. At Dorman he got the chance to play soccer, basketball, and ran cross-country. Chuck ended up going to Carson-NewmanCollege, 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 JillHarrington, who less than one year later would become JillH.Miller. Chuck and Jill have been married since 2002. They have two daughters, Addison (7) and Olivia (5) and a son named Solomon (3). 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.
Originally from Michigan, Randy is a graduate of WesternCarolinaUniversity 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 RoebuckBaptistChurch 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.
Janet was born and raised in Oak Ridge, Tennessee where she gave her heart to the Lord on her knees beside her parent’s bed as a child of only 6. She was blessed to be the daughter of a Southern Baptist Pastor who along with her mother helped to instill in her a love for the Lord and a desire to lead others to a personal relationship with Jesus. Janet graduated from Tennessee Technological University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. While in college she met and married Spencer Ledford later that same year. They have three children, Aaron who is married to Stephanie and lives and teaches in Aiken SC, Zachary who is a graduate of Charleston Southern with a degree in Christian Studies working in Charleston, SC., and a daughter Kelsey, who is in the Army National Guard and studying education at USC-Upstate.
“I love working with children and families! My desire is to equip our families, adults and children, with tools that can help them to build their lives and their families on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ. I have worked with children since I was in high school leading mission friends. Now I am thankful to be working with the children here at Roebuck!”
Let no one look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in your speech, conduct, love, faithfulness, and purity. I Timothy 4:12