Josh has been at GBC since March of 2009, serving first as the Associate Pastor, and now as Senior Pastor. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina Upstate, and his Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Theological Seminary. He previously served as Pastor of Little Mountain Baptist Church in Wellford, SC. He and his wife Brooke have three children.
In memory of Bruce Schmidt (1954-2021)
Bruce served as the Senior Pastor of GBC from 2014 to 2018, and as the Associate Pastor from 2018 to 2021. A native of Tabor City, NC, he was a graduate of Old Dominion University and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. Schmidt previously served as a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division, U.S. Army. He also worked as a church planter for the International Mission Board in East Africa for 15 years, and served churches in Tennessee, Georgia and Texas. He is survived by his wife Martha, their three children and five grandchildren.
Ken joined the GBC staff as Worship Pastor in March of 2018. Ken holds the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education from The University of Oklahoma and the Bachelor of Arts and Master of Music in Piano Performance from Bob Jones University. Ken and his wife Beth have been happily married for over 35 years. They have two married children and three grandchildren.
Kellan became the Youth Pastor at GBC in May of 2016. He is a graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in journalism with a focus in visual arts. Kellan has worked with several youth-focused ministries, most notably Student Life in Birmingham, AL and Child Evangelism Fellowship in Spartanburg, SC. Kellan also serves Compassion International as an Event Director. He and his wife Megan live in Boiling Springs.
Lisa has been a member of GBC since September of 2014. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Marketing at Converse College. Lisa has been actively involved in Children's Ministry for over 25 years. She and her husband Craig have been married for 28 years, and they have two children and one grandchild.