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Senior Pastor

Rod Elliott

Pastor Rod is a native of Graniteville, South Carolina, and has served as senior pastor of KBC since October 2006.  He has been happily married since 1993 to his high school sweetheart Tina, and is the proud father of three sons and a most perfect little girl!

Rod is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina, earning a Master of Divinity degree with languages.  He is also a graduate of Andersonville Baptist Theological Seminary having earned a Doctor of Ministry degree. Prior to seminary, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from USC-Aiken with a major in Political Science and a minor in History.  He has served churches in both South and North Carolina.  Currently he serves as a member of the Board of Trust of Anderson University, a two term member of the Committee on Committees, and the Seeking the Kingdom task force of the South Carolina Baptist Convention. He has also served as moderator of the Welsh Neck Baptist Association. In addition to having served as summer camp pastor of our states music camp, Rod has served as a conference speaker to our state conventions deacon leadership retreat.  He is a level four certified church consultant and has worked with the state convention in helping churches determine their church health. 

Rod's passion is to effectively communicate the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ with the goal of seeing individuals place their trust in Jesus for their salvation.  Rod enjoys working outside, reading, riding a Harley (when he has one!), golf (his favorite course being Augusta National), all things college football, and spending time with his family.  He and Tina look forward to raising their family in Hartsville and enjoy immensely serving the spiritual tribe at KBC.



Associate Pastor of Music/Senior Adults

Lin Kirkman


Lin is a native of Columbia, SC and has served KBC since April 2000.  He is a 1982 graduate of Charleston Southern University and a 1986 graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Lin has served churches in Texas and South Carolina.  


He is married to Yvonne, a school teacher, and they have two children, Mandy and Josh.  He enjoys working in the yard, playing the piano, reading, and playing video games.  He finds fulfillment in leading people in worship and building the body of Christ through music.


Student Pastor

Wes Howard

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Wes grew up in Lexington, SC and has been serving with Kelleytown since 2017.  He earned his B.A from the University of South Carolina and his M. Div from Southwestern Baptist Seminary.   Wes loves seeing students discover the love and power of Christ on a daily basis.    He and his wife have three children.  

Children's Director

Joanie Galloway

Over the past several years Kelleytown Baptist Church has been home to me and my family.  Chad and I will be married 16 years this December and we have two beautiful boys Tucker age 12 and Ty age 8. They are the greatest blessing the Lord has ever given to us, and we love spending time together as a family!  We are thankful to be a part of a church family that seeks to serve him.

Nine years ago I began my role as an Early Childhood Associate, when my oldest child began preschool.  Working with children and having the opportunity to share Gods love with them has always been my passion. Whenever I was asked to consider the position for Children’s Director here at Kelleytown,  I have to admit it wasn’t exactly in “my plans.”  However, after carefully and sincerely taking it to the Lord in prayer, I felt an overwhelming call in this direction.  He has time and time again confirmed through prayer and scripture that “For has the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And my thoughts than your thoughts ( Isaiah 55:9);" therefore, after lots of prayer I am excited to begin this journey he has set before me. 

My goal is to share his love with all children and my prayer is they will come to know him through this.  There is nothing that brings more joy to my heart than to see a child give their life to Christ, and to develop a lifelong relationship with him!  I want to be a tool for God to use in the life of every child that comes through our doors.

Kindergarten Director

Tammy Johnson

The Lord placed the call of serving children on my life many years ago and I am so very thankful for that. I have been teaching preschool for 20 years. My desire is that children will grow to love the Lord and learn academics and fun things along the way. I am married and have two beautiful teenagers. God has blessed me tremendously with a wonderful and loving family. We are also thankful to be a part of such a wonderful church family.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation-whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-of whom shall I be afraid?” Psalm 27:1




Ministry Assistant

Kelli Funderburk

I have called Hartsville “home” my entire life.   I have been married to my best friend, Stewart, for almost ten years.  The Lord has blessed us with three healthy, beautiful babies named  Laney Rae, Tate & Peyton.  We are members of Lakeview Baptist Church and I am so grateful to be able to expand my church family to the members of Kelleytown also!  I look forward to serving the Lord through my new role as the Ministry Assistant at Kelleytown. 

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