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Pastor Thomas R. Kelly, Jr.

Pastor Tommy was born May 29, 1963, son of  Thomas and Ola Jean Kelly.He is married to Phyllis Darlene Adams of Union, South Carolina and they have a daughter Rebekah.


He was licensed to preach at his home church, Carlisle Baptist, in Carlisle, South Carolina on November 2, 1986.


He was ordained there on November 13, 1988.

Educational Background

* Spartanburg Methodist College, Spartanburg, South Carolina A.A. Degree in Liberal       Arts, Graduated May 10, 1983

* Lander College, Greenwood, South Carolina Bachelor of Science in Physical                   Education with Teacher Certification, Graduated December 20, 1985

* Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina Master of       Divinity, Graduated December 10, 1988

* New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, North Carolina Clinical Pastoral     Education, Two Basic Units, Graduated April 30, 1993

* Erskine Theological Seminary, Due West, SC. Received Doctorate of Ministry,  May        15, 2005.

Ministry Experience

- Pastor First Baptist Church, Union, SC - Summer Youth Worker May 1985 - Sep     1985

- Blaney Baptist Church, Elgin, SC - Summer Youth Minister/Part time Youth             Worker Jun 1986 - Dec 1986

- Mon-Aetna Baptist Church, Union, SC - Minister of Youth  Jan 1987 - Jun 1988

- Temple Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC - Minister of Education & Youth Jul 1988     Jan 1991

- Atkinson Baptist Church, Atkinson, NC - Pastor  Feb 1991 - Apr 1994

- First Baptist Church, Varnville, SC - May 1994 – Present

Associate Pastor, Brice Noll

Remaining staff

Minister of Youth & Children                                    Brice Noll

Minister of Music                                                       Annette Tuten

Praise & Worship Leader                                          Chip Mixon

Secretary                                                                    Sharon Moody

Treasurer                                                                    Greg Ackerman

Custodian                                                                    Terry Hiers

Organist                                                                      Janet Muckenhirn

Pianists                                                                       Peggy Stanley, Phyliss Kelly,                    



Chris Mills, Chairman                                          Greg Ackerman, Secretary 

Robert Brown, Vice Chairman                            Francis Mills                          

Dan Saltrick                                                          Alton Smith

DeKellly Pittinger                                                 Bill Hager              


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