David is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but has spent most of his life in the Carolinas. David graduated from North Greenville University in 2008, with a B.A. in Communications, and received his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. David came to Lake Murray in June of 2015.David is married to Allyson and they have three sons, Titus, Max, and Silas. He enjoys time with his family, reading great books, watching good movies, and playing mediocre basketball.
David Bennett was born and raised in Rock Hill, SC. David graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a B.A. in Communication Studies. He graduated from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity in Christian Ministry in December 2016. David met his wife, Katie, through Baptist Collegiate Ministries while she was attending North Greenville University and they were married in November 2014. David has a passion to see people grow deep in their relationship with Christ and be mobilized for mission in whatever setting God has placed them.
Justin Koon was born in Lexington, SC. He graduated from North Greenville University with a BA in Christian Studies, John Brown University with an MS in Marriage and Family Therapy, and Florida State University with a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy. Justin has been married to Rossie for 16 years and they have two kids, Caleb and Joshua. Justin enjoys the Carolina Gamecocks, hunting, and being outside playing with his boys. As a family they enjoy travelling, watch-ing college spots, and watching the boys play soccer.
Tony Steffee was born in Corpus Cristi, TX. He gradu-ated from Ohio State University with a BS in Civil Engineering. He is the transportation department manager at Mead/Hunt in Lexington, SC. Tony has been married to Shauna for 21 years and they have six kids, Daniel, Evan, Jonathan, Jacob, Alaina, and Hudson. Tony enjoys building projects, reading, playing uno, and swimming with his kids.
Matt was born in Lexington, SC and lived there until 2018 when he moved to Louisville, KY to attend Southern Seminary. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina is currently working on his Master of Divinity at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Matt and his wife Samantha were married in September 2020 and welcomed daughter Nora in November 2022. Matt is passionate about teaching the Bible and making disciples who go on to make disciples. He enjoys spending time at coffee shops reading and spending time with his wife Samantha.
Justin is from Camden, South Carolina. Justin earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the South Carolina Honors College at USC. Justin’s love for music, devotion to the Lord, and a calling to serve the church have led him to pursue music ministry as a full-time career. Justin’s talent and experience are both tremendous, but most importantly he loves Jesus and desires to lead the church in genuine worship. Justin and his wife, Cydney, were married in December, 2020.
Bailey is from Chapel Hill, NC. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Winthrop University and her master’s degree from Clemson University. Bailey is an adjunct professor at Midlands Technical College and Columbia International University. Bailey loves Jesus, her husband, Josh, her precious girls, Parker, Paisley and Portlyn and will never pass up a good cup of Starbucks coffee. She has a passion for children’s ministry and seeing kids come to Christ at a young age.
Meredith Yarborough grew up in Chester, SC. She has been in public education for the past 12 years as a fifth-grade teacher, assistant principal, and student intern supervisor at the University of South Carolina. Meredith and her husband, Brooks, were married in 2005 and have 3 children, Michael Mae, Anna and West. They have lived in Lexington since 2008 and are members of Lexington Baptist Church. Meredith loves spending time with her family, meeting with her small group for Bible study, exercising, and being outside.
Betsy grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, but has called Lexington home for more than 25 years. She attended Midlands Technical College. Betsy brings strength in administration and problem solving along with a heart to serve children and families to her position. She finds great joy in seeing children grow in their knowledge of the Lord and understanding of the Gospel. Betsy and her husband, Chip, were married in 1993 and have 3 children, Ben, Ashley, and Owen.
Wendy grew up in Darlington, SC, and moved to Columbia to attend the University of South Carolina. She graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and obtained her CPA license in 1999. Wendy married her high school sweetheart, Robbie, and they have two sons: Dylan and Clayton.
Kaleb was born in Orangeburg, SC but moved to Gilbert, SC at a young age. Kaleb is a graduate of Midlands Technical College. He comes to Lake Murray with over a decade of experience in the building automation industry, and hopes to use this experience to assist in improving operations here. Kaleb and his wife, Libbie, married in Charleston, SC in 2016. Together they have a son, Luke, and a daughter, Harper.
Susan grew up with her twin sister in Orangeburg, SC. She graduated from Winthrop in 1985 with a degree in Interior Design. After living in Charleston, SC and Charlotte, NC she moved to Chattanooga, TN; which is where she turned her life over to Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. Susan brings creativity and computer skills as well as a love of serving others to her position as a ministry assistant. She has one son, Griffin.