Nine Forks Baptist Church Leadership
Nine Forks Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Reverend Stephen Owens
Stephen Owens began serving as Senior Pastor of Nine Forks in 2014. Being in ministry for over 22 years, he has served in various staff positons and served as Senior Pastor to three other congregations. He enjoys helping others gain an understanding of God's Word that encourages them to grow in their daily walk with God. A philosophy of ministry that has helped guide him is simply to "help people find and follow Jesus."
Stephen is married to Denise Owens and they have three children Caleb, Kaylee and Riley.
Minister of Music
Danny Smith was appointed to serve as the NFBC Minister of Music in 2016. Prior to that, he served as associate at Monaghan Baptist Church in Greenville, SC. He has led music ministry during six different tenures over the last 27 years with this being his second term at NFBC.
The attributes that best describe Danny are compassionate yet focused. He wants to see Jesus lifted up and has a burning desire to facilitate worship that is genuine. He believes that when we gather in Jesus' Name, it should be relevant and inclusive. "Music in worship should focus us on Who God is and what He's done." He believes in using all kinds of music to lead our hearts to God's throne, from praise and worship to the hymns of our great heritage of faith, from southern gospel to modern worship, from instrumental pieces to choral musicals. He loves leading the musicians, praise team and band, but his first love has always been the choir.
Danny as been happily married for 32 years to his wife, Christine. They have three adult children and seven precious grands!
Randy has a genuine love for the Lord, his family and fishing. His passion to reach the next generation is shown in his commitment and love for youth.
He is married to Debbie and they have two sons and a granddaughter.
Denise joined the Nine Forks Team in 2016 as part time children's minister. She has served for several years in various roles at multiple churches with children, college and career students and women's ministries. Denise has a BA degree in elementary education and teaches at Dacusville Elementary.
She is passionate about helping children meet Jesus and grow in God's Word.
Jill grew up here at Nine Forks along with her family and joined the church at an early age. She enjoys teaching Sunday School and working with the children's ministry. She is married and has one daughter.
Tammy Robinson rejoined the staff at Nine Forks in May, 2014. She was on staff previously in the same position from 1997 – 2010. She is responsible for the financial secretarial duties.
She has been an active member of Nine Forks for over 20 years where she teaches the Young Adult Sunday school class. She is married to Tony Robinson. They have four adult children and one granddaughter.
Mrs. Rebecca Looper
Rebecca has been pianist at Nine Forks for over 35 years.
Her goals as a musician are to always present her music as an offering of worship to God and to help lead others in worshiping and praising Him.
She is married to James. They have two grown children and four grandchildren.
Mrs. Martha Wood
Martha started playing piano at Nine Forks at the age of 11 and continued in that capacity until the church purchased an organ. She has been organist at the church for over 40 years.
Her objectives as a church musician are to honor God with the talent she has been given and to enhance the worship experience for all.
Martha is married to Jim, and they have a daughter, son and one grandchild.
Mr. Harold Scruggs
Harold has faithfully served Nine Forks for the past 30+ years. He and his wife, Doris, have two children, three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters. Our church family is thankful and blessed to have Harold as part of our staff.