Staff

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Rev. Zach Shaw - Pastor

Rev. Shaw spent his childhood in Anderson, SC and he graduated from T.L. Hanna High School.  During his HS career, Rev. Shaw began working in the maintenance department at Glen Raven Mill.  He continued this career after graduating in 1998 and married his HS sweetheart, Leslie, in 2001.  This was the same year that God got a hold of his heart and saved his soul.  Rev. Shaw felt the call into gospel ministry in 2006.  In obedience to this call he attendended Fruitland Baptist Bible College, earning his Associate's Degree.  Rev. Shaw was called as Pastor to JABC in 2014.  One of greatest blessings that God has seen fit to give Rev. Shaw is the opportunity to be father to 5 beautiful children.

Rev. David Pugh - Minister of Outreach

Rev. Pugh is a native of Tennessee.  His education, work history and ministry occurred primarily in Dayton, Ohio.  He is married to Shirley and they have one son and one daughter.  He spent most of his career in Mechanical Engineering and was self-employed for almost 30 years in the Tool and Die industry.  He was ordained to the gospel ministry in 1972 and served in bi-vocational capacities as Pasor, Interim, and Pulpit Supply.  Related services include teaching, busing, truck stop ministry, and community outreach activities.  He is now semi-retired and has beena resident of S. C. for five years.

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Rita Gaillard - Ministry Assistant

Rita grew up in Easley; she is a 1973 graduate of Easley High School.  After graduation she began a career in accounting.  She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Business from Furman University and a Master's Degree in Management and Accounting from Southern Wesleyan University.  She has been married to Bill for 35 years and have 2 daughters, 2 sons, and 10 grandchildren.  She has been serving JABC since July 2017.

Isham Gilcrease - Youth Minister

Melissa Fortenberry - Children's Director