Dr. Marsh Fant is originally from Anderson, SC. After receiving a BS in Administrative Management from Clemson University in 1977, he went into business with his father.
Dr. Fant was called to preach in 1990. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Bob Jones University in 1996 and a Doctor of Ministry degree in 2008 from Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Plymouth, MN. He served as senior pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC for twenty-one years. He is a certified church consultant with the Association for Church Consulting.
Currently Dr. Fant is the Director of Church Consulting and Revitalization with Gospel Fellowship Association and is a member of the Executive Committee for the Wilds Christian Camp.
Gretchen grew up in a military home. She received her BA in French in 1975 from the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC and her Master’s degree in Education in 1979 from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. She is a conference speaker and certified counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Gretchen currently serves in the counseling ministry of Faith Baptist Church in Clemson, SC, and is on the board of the Piedmont Women’s Center in Greenville, SC.
The Fants have five children and eleven grandchildren. Two of the sons, Marshall and Joseph, serve as senior pastors. Marshall and his wife Jenna serve at Harvest Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC. Joseph and his wife Becky serve at Community Baptist Church in South Bend, IN.
Family verse and burden for ministry:
Psa. 67:1-2 – God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Pastor Stockard and his wife, Linda, began their ministry at Faith Baptist Church in June of 2009, and he serves as Administrative Pastor. One of the ministries he is very active with is missions. He serves as missions pastor. He and Linda over the years have been privileged to visit several mission fields.
Pastor Stockard grew up in Graham, Texas, where his father pastored Morningside Baptist Church for thirty-one years. After high school graduation, Pastor Stockard attended Baylor University for one year. He transferred to Bob Jones University in 1970 as a sophomore where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Bible and a master’s degree in theology. He also earned a master’s degree from Pensacola Christian College. He served for two years as a youth pastor in Dallas, TX, before returning to his hometown to serve alongside his father for seven years as his assistant.
In 1984, Pastor Stockard went to Providence Baptist Church in Riverview, FL (Tampa area) to serve as the Administrator of Providence Christian School. In 1999, he assumed the role of Administrative Pastor at Providence. He served at Providence for twenty-five years.
Linda grew up in Deerfield, Massachusetts and received a degree in Religious Education from Glen Cove Bible College in Maine (now known as New England Bible College). After graduation, she taught kindergarten at Pensacola Christian School for five years. She and Pastor Stockard were married in 1982 and have been serving together in ministry for the past forty years. For many of those years, Linda taught first and second grades in Christian schools in both Texas and Florida. She currently teaches part-time at Hidden Treasure Christian School. They have been blessed with three children and nine grandchildren.
A verse that Pastor Stockard has grown to love in recent years is Phil. 1:6, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:”
Student Ministries Pastor
Jordan Alexander works closely with the teens in Growth Groups and youth group settings each week, and oversees the youth ministry at FBC from nursery through 12th grade.
Jordan and his four siblings were born and raised in Brazil as church-planting missionary kids. At the age of five, he was saved by God’s grace and served in ministry with his parents every week while growing up. As a young teenager, Jordan caught a vision for investing in teens and he has been working with youth ever since.
Jordan’s favorite thing about ministry is working with people. He loves spending time with those who need encouragement, and is thankful for the privilege of presenting God’s Word to the teens of Faith Baptist Church. Jordan loves working with his hands, cycling, running, and exploring the great outdoors with his wife, Kim, and daughters, Jenna and Everly.
Matthew 20:28 is a passage that has had a great impact on Jordan and his perspective of life and ministry. It says, “Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Tim Fisher oversees the music ministry at FBC. He joined our staff in 1999 on a part-time basis, and transitioned to full-time in 2013. Tim is responsible for coordinating the music program and works with logistics and planning for special events.
Before coming to FBC, Tim served the Lord as the owner and operator of Sacred Music Services (SMS), which he started in 1987. SMS has provided sacred music recordings to churches for thirty years, and Tim has been involved in recording production for twenty years primarily as a freelance orchestrator. He has worked with The Wilds, Majesty Music, Lorenz Publishing, Herbster Evangelistic Association and a number of smaller organizations on about 275 recordings. Tim and his wife Debi have traveled across the U.S. and around the world, singing and preaching about music in over two thousand churches.
In 1992, Tim published The Battle for Christian Music, and in 1998 he published Harmony at Home. Both books discuss Biblical principles and applications about music for Christian families.
Each week, Tim looks forward to hearing the FBC congregation sing. His greatest joy is hearing people sing from their hearts to the Lord, and he loves working together with a variety of people with many talents to minister the Word of God in music. When he’s not at the church, you can usually find him working on a new orchestration or relaxing on the golf course. Tim and Debi have one daughter, Christina, and four grandchildren with whom they spend as much time as possible!
Young Families Pastor
Mark Kashuba works with the vibrant Young Families Ministry at FBC. His role includes teaching the Young Families Growth Group, leading the development of the ministry and its outreach opportunities, and counseling and mentoring young couples.
Mark has worked in ministry for 35 years, including 26 years of lay volunteer ministry and 9 years of vocational ministry. He joined the staff at FBC in 2016. Before serving here, he worked in youth ministry at First Baptist Church of Cincinnatus, New York, served as the outreach pastor at Delevan Baptist Church in Delevan, New York, and served as the pastor of First Baptist Church in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Mark grew up in Caldwell, New Jersey, and was called into ministry as a teen. He graduated from Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit, PA in 1991.
Mark’s favorite thing about his job is serving with his wife, Lori, as they interact with and minister to the young families at Faith. When he’s not at work, he loves hiking with Lori and their four sons: Benjamin, Brennan, Andrew, and Adam.
Dr. Carl Herbster (Ed.D.) has been the administrator of Hidden Treasure Christian School since 2018. For 28 years he was the senior pastor of Tri-City Baptist Church in Blue Springs, Missouri. He also served as president of the American Association of Christian Schools for 10 years.
Dr. Herbster is the founder and president of AdvanceUSA, an advocacy and outreach ministry for conservative causes in Washington, D.C. Dr. Herbster was instrumental in establishing Southland Christian camp in Ringgold, Louisiana, as well as Christian Universities in Mexico and Romania. Prior to giving his life to full-time vocational ministry, Carl was in professional sales with Proctor & Gamble and then a marketing manager for Martin Marietta Corporation. He then attended Grace Theological Seminary and later received his doctorate of education degree from Bob Jones University. Carl has been married to his wife, Debbie, for over 50 years.
They have three sons who are preachers – Matt and his wife, Tiffany, who are presently serving as missionaries in Hong Kong; Mark and his wife, Amy, who serve at Maranatha Baptist University in Wisconsin where Mark is the Dean of the school of religion and seminary; and Michael and his wife, Amy, who serve at Southland Christian Camp in Louisiana where Mike is the camp director. Carl and Debbie have 13 grandchildren and one great grandson. Dr. Herbster has authored several books, and his family has produced numerous music recordings. Dr. Herbster loves his current ministry with the staff, students, and families of HTCS and Faith Baptist Church!
Curtis and his wife, Jennifer, began their ministry at Faith Baptist Church in June of 2022. Curtis presently serves as the Vice-Administrator of Hidden Treasure Christian School. He serves in the music ministry at church.
Curtis was born in Ohio, but grew up in Virginia Beach at Tabernacle Baptist Church, pastored by Dr. Rod L. Bell. Jennifer was born in Maine but grew up in the Philippines, California, and Virginia due to her dad being in the Air Force. After high school, Curtis attended Bob Jones University and graduated in 1996 with a degree in Music Education with a choral and piano proficiency. Jennifer and he were married after college.
God has given Curtis and Jennifer the opportunity to be a blessing in several schools over the last 26 years, and Curtis says that each school has given he and his wife what they needed for the next step in the Lord’s ministry. Their ministries have all been on the east coast but most recently back up in Virginia at Heritage Christian School in Woodbridge. Curtis also has a masters in education from Veritas Baptist College in Fredericksburg, VA. Jennifer is a 2021 graduate of Liberty University with a degree in special education.
Curtis has enjoyed the opportunity to teach music and do school administration for the last 26 years. He has taught many other subjects in the school setting, but he enjoys playing the piano, accompanying vocalists, instrumentalists, ensembles, and choirs. In his spare time, he enjoys working outside, gardening, photography, travel, and spending time with his family. Curtis and Jennifer have had a passion for many years to work with students that have special needs. One of Curtis’ favorite Bible verses is Psalm 143:8–“Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in thee do I put my trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee.” Curtis and Jennifer have two children, Micah and Kadence.
Carol has served at FBC since 2002. She counts it a blessing and great joy to help the people of Faith and minister to their needs – the favorite part of her job! Currently, she serves as the Pastor’s Secretary and is grateful for the opportunity to help in that capacity. She and Derek have three children – Joanna (& Caleb), Jonathan (& Levin), Jeremy (& Faith), and eight grandchildren.
One of her favorite verses is Romans 15:13: Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Cindy grew up in Florida and was saved at the age of 18. Trusting the Lord for His direction, Cindy and her husband, Ron, moved their young family to South Carolina in 1983. Cindy and Ron have served in several different ministries of Faith Baptist Church since 1985. In 2008, she began working in the business office – and she enjoys working with the members of Faith Baptist Church. Cindy and Ron have four married children – David (& Kelly), Rebekah (& Justin), Jon (& Jodi), and Rachel (& Sam). Cindy and Ron love spending time with their family – especially their twelve grandchildren!
“The Lord is my light and my salvation …”
Debi Fisher grew up as an MK on the mission field in Helsinki, Finland. Under her father’s ministry, she understood her need for salvation and accepted Christ at the age of 4 and has never gotten over the miracle of God’s grace to make His salvation so clear for even the youngest of children.
Debi returned to the States for her college education and eventually went to BJU, graduating with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Voice Performance. She then taught as a voice teacher there and worked supervising the student workers in the BJU Music Library. Weekends and summers were spent traveling in churches singing with her husband, Tim. In 1988 the two were called to start the ministry of producing sacred recordings under Sacred Music Services and were in this ministry for over 20 years. In 2010 after Tim had been involved in Faith’s music ministry for a while, Debi came on board as an executive assistant to Pastor Stockard primarily in the area of Growth Groups and bulletins, among many other tasks shared with Pastor Stockard’s other executive assistant, Cindy Franklin.
Special joys in life are foremost her daughter and four grandchildren. Her favorite pastimes have been involvement in recordings, reading, languages and drawing.
Debi has particularly grown to cherish the reminder of God’s love and trustworthiness in the book of Romans which has been a stabilizing influence in her life through various difficult situations along life’s road. God is truly good!
Cindy Franklin works as an Administrative Assistant to Pastor Stockard. Missions, Service Cards, and Prayer Sheets are several of the areas where she works.
Cindy grew up in Miami, FL and was saved at age 13 when she transferred to a Christian high School and heard the gospel for the first time. After graduation, she came to Bob Jones where she earned her degree in Accounting and met her husband, Ben. They have raised 2 adult children, Jess, and Jennie, and have 2 wonderful grandchildren who live in the area.
The Franklin’s have been members of Faith since 1978 (except for 8 years they worked in a ministry in Tucson,
Arizona). Cindy has worked on staff three different times for a total of 20 years.
“Be Still and know that I am God…” is a constant reminder in her life to be still and let God work.
Dave works as Facilities Maintenance Manager and greatly enjoys all that his job entails. From fixing anything that breaks to new construction work to groundskeeping and special events coordination, there are numerous things that keep him busy.
Dave grew up in Pottstown, Pennsylvania where the majority of his abilities were taught and honed by his parents who gave him many opportunities to serve others, to learn new things, and to have a desire for service which he has carried with him over the years.
Prior to joining the team at FBC, Dave worked at The Academy of Arts Ministries for about 8 years in many different roles, but primarily as the Facilities Maintenance Manager. He holds an honorary degree from The Academy of Arts in Technical Theatre.
Dave loves to serve and help others, especially alongside his wife, Melissa. His many other interests include photography, scrap recycling, shooting, welding, and organization.
No matter what size the church is, someone must understand its financial state to aid in achieving its goals. That is what Peter does for Faith by utilizing his accounting degree from Bob Jones University (BJU) and his prior work experience. For Peter, money is a tool. The state in which one keeps one’s tools clean, sharped, and safe, impacts the quality of work. The same is true for that of a local church’s finances. A church must be able to be accountable, understand its financial capability, and its financial flexibility to have a strong support to its local body and community.
Peter loves being heavily involved with a local church. This love stems from his birth and upbringing in Jerusalem, Israel as a missionary kid. There, his family spent their lives reaching lost souls within the Arab community and tried to build a local church. The Lord blessed their efforts in 2004 by providing building to become the place of worship, and He allowed the church to be recognized by the Israel Government as a religious institution (this was an important milestone). During Peter’s time there, he was shaped by the challenges and hardships that serving the Lord brings, but he also experienced the joy that it brings too. Unfortunately, the ministry there that was his life had to come to an end after he turned 18 years of age, as his citizenship was an American one not Israeli.
Nevertheless, God showed his love to Peter by bringing him to Greenville in August of 2013. There Peter attended BJU and chose Faith Baptist Church to be his local church. Since that date, he has never left the area nor Faith (Greenville became his new home). God allowed Peter to graduate from BJU on May 2017, gave him a job at a construction company for four years, blessed him with a wife, Emma, on June 10, 2021, and became Faith’s Treasurer on October 18, 2021. These journeys have pushed him to trust God more, and he would argue that they have prepared him to bear his responsibilities through Christ as Treasurer. He strives to abide by Matthew 6:33-34 – “but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Children’s and Youth Ministries
Amy Kent is responsible for overseeing the programs and assisting the volunteers in Faith’s Children’s and Youth Ministries.
Amy was saved as a young child and raised in a pastor’s home. As a teenager, she committed her life to the Lord and for many years, her family served in church together through music, teaching, programs, outreach, puppet ministry, and more. More recently, she has been pursuing an education in music and enjoys arranging Christ-honoring vocal and instrumental pieces.
Amy desires that Ephesians 1:3-6 would become a reality: that children will be saved and discipled, families will be strengthened, volunteers will be equipped and thriving, the ministry will be fruitful, and the Lord will be glorified through it all!
Outreach & Faith Counseling Ministries Secretary
Tammy began working at Faith Baptist Church in 2016 providing administrative support for Outreach and Faith Counseling Ministries. Currently, she is assisting in the business office and providing outreach resources.
Tammy Grew up in Michigan, served in the military, then moved to Greenville to attend Bob Jones University. She came to know the Lord through family friends who shared the gospel with her in her mid-twenties. While seeking the Lord’s will for her next steps, she had the opportunity to hear about BJU and it became clear that a Christian education was the next step.
Tammy loves teaching three-year-olds Growth Group, helping in Children’s Church, and serving in the nursery. She is thankful for the opportunity to partake in the building of a christ-centered foundation in the lives of young people and prayerfully hopes for a sincere and firm faith in each of their lives according to Deuteronomy 6:5 that they would love the Lord our God with all of their heart, all of their soul, and all of their might.
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