MEET OUR STAFF
PASTOR FREDDY JOHNSON
Freddy and his wife, Helen met in Asheville, NC and have been married for 21 years. They have 2 children, Taylor (19) and Bailey (10).
Freddy left the business world after giving his life to Christ in a bar and has been in full-time ministry for nearly 30 years.
He has served as a Pastor to Single Adults, Pastor to Missions, Executive Pastor as well as Lead/Senior Pastor. He served as a liaison to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Ministries for seven years and traveled all over the world during that time. He has studied at The Stephon Olford Center for Expository Preaching (Memphis, TN) and Fruitland Bible Institute. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and Master’s degree in Christian Studies from Luther Rice Seminary and University. He believes God has called him to teach/preach the Bible, help churches and people find their mission and purpose, so they can join God’s work in their city and the world.
Freddy’s life verse is 1 Chronicles 4:10 which says, "Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, 'Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it might not bring me pain!' And God granted what he asked." (Christian Standard Bible)
Freddy enjoys spending time with his family and he loves sports of all kinds with football, basketball and “Shuffling” (used to be called running) being his primary focus.
PASTOR STEVEN GIBSON
Family & NEXT STEPS PASTOR
(Children & Students)
Steven and his wife, Emily met at Shandon Baptist in 2011 while participating in the Awana Clubs ministry. Steven and Emily began the exciting next chapter of their lives together on July 15, 2017.
Steven is a graduate of Columbia International University where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Ministry and Bible. He is also a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theology Seminary where he earned a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Christian Ministry in May 2019.
Since 2013, Steven has served in student ministry working in Aiken County Public School District as a staff member and as the Youth Minister at Redd’s Branch Baptist Church. Steven is excited to serve in Family Ministry, leading both the Student & Children's ministries, at North Point Community Church and to watch children, students, and families grow in their relationship with Jesus.
Steven’s favorite verse is Ephesians 2:8-10 "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." (English Standard Version)
Steven enjoys time with his family, walking his dogs, Sam and Luke, reading, and catching as many fish as will bite.
Bettine and her husband Steve met through a mutual friend in 1996, a short year later they were married, and their two families became one. Together they have three (3) adult children, Justin (33), Emily (30), & Amber (27). They also have four (4) grandchildren, two (2) nephews, & two (2) nieces, Cristian (12), Jessica (10), Delia (8), Kevin (2), DeAndre (20), Timothy (16), Alexis (13), & Christina (11). All of whom they help raise, so you know there is never a dull moment!
At the age of 41, Bettine returned to school and at the age of 50 she obtained her Master’s degree with honors proving you are never too old to learn something new and excel at it with God’s support & power. Since obtaining her degree she has felt lead to serve God which led her to meeting Pastor Freddy and eventually North Point Community Church.
Bettine’s life verse is Philippians 4:13 which says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.” (English Standard Version). She uses this verse to remind herself with God’s strength anything is possible.
Bettine enjoys time with her family, painting, crafting, gaming, and spending time outdoors.
D.L. is married to his wife Andrea Brunson. Together they have 2 daughters, Bridget 23 and Rebekah 15.
D.L.'s life verse is Psalms 91:1-7 which says, "The one who lives under the protection of the Most High dwells in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say[a] concerning the Lord, who is my refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust: 3 He himself will rescue you from the bird trap, from the destructive plague. 4 He will cover you with his feathers; you will take refuge under his wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. 5 You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, 6 the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon. 7 Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you." (Christian Standard Bible)
D.L enjoys exploring different cultures and their food.
Lisa has been married to her husband Terry for 29 years and is the mother of six children.
Her favorite verse is Philippians 4:13 which says, "I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me." (English Standard Version)
Lisa enjoys cooking for family, gardening and doing home projects.
Praying is her therapy!