Who We Are
Pastor Leroy originally came to FBC Pelham in March of 2021. He has been actively involved in Southern Baptist churches since the mid-nineties. He has pastored churches from the mountains of Virginia to the beaches of Florida over the last 18 years. He graduated from Valdosta State University before moving on to Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he graduated with an MDiv degree in 2002.
Additionally, Leroy serves as a trustee for the Georgia Baptist Children's Home, is a member of the Order of Business Committee for the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, and locally as a School Governance member for Pelham City Schools to name of few of opportunities Leroy has received from his local ministry.
But his greatest honor is being married to his wife, Lori, for the past 28 years. God has blessed both Leroy and Lori with six children and a multitude of memories.
What does he like to do you ask? Hunting, fishing, and anything outdoors are his favorite ways to enjoy God's creation when he can. He's a pretty normal guy even if he is a pastor.
bro. Harold Smith
Harold has served at FBC as the Youth Minister since 2015. His family includes his wife, Cindy and their 6 children, Joshua, Amanda, Rebekah, Daniel, Kathrine and Silas. Harold and Cindy have been members of FBC since 2007, where Harold has served as Deacon and Sunday School teacher prior to becoming the Youth Pastor. Harold is also employed at Camp Crosspoint, a children's and youth bible camp here in Pelham.
Minister of Music
bro. Andrew Chaffer
Bro. Andrew has served as the Minister of Music Minister at FBC Pelham since December of 2019. He previously served as Associate Pastor/Minister of Music at FBC Pelham from July 2001-July 2007. He has also served as layman and Deacon from June 2014- Jan 2017 and Interim Music Minister from Feb 2017-Dec 2019. His education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Music and a Bachelor of Arts in Theology from The Baptist College of Florida.
Mrs. Sandra and her husband, Vince, live in Whigham, Ga in her family log cabin that was built in 1869.They have three children, eight grandchildren, and five cats. Mrs. Sandra started at First Baptist Church of Pelham in 2023 as our Ministry Assistant. Prior to this position she worked for Boys Town of North Florida for 14 years and also owned an antiques and collectable shop.