Our Leadership

Pastor Josh Phillips

Senior Pastor

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 have three children. 

Pastor Kent Smith

Associate Pastor

Kent was appointed Associate Pastor of Discipleship in June of 2022. He is a military veteran, having served in the U.S. Air Force. Following his military time, he worked primarily as an instructor and evaluator for various companies. Kent completed an M.A. in Theological Studies with the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds two associate degrees, and a B.S. in Business Administration. He and his wife have 2 children. 

Jed Stevens

Associate Pastor of Music

Jed joined our church family in February 2024. Previously he served as the Pastor of Worship & Administration at State Street Baptist Church.  A graduate of North Greenville University and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary,  Jed is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry from SBTS. Jed and his wife married in 2013 and have two daughters. He loves good coffee, great music, and playing board games.

Lisa Morgan

Children's Director

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. 

Lay Leadership

Baptists are congregational by nature, which simply means the members of the church play various and crucial leadership roles within the church under the spiritual leadership of the pastors. From our deacons that help serve and administer various ministries, to those people that coordinate the details of a Sunday morning service and everywhere in between, you’ll find our members engaged in the life of Gowensville Baptist.