Dr. Bobby Blanton, Senior Pastor
Dr. Bobby Blanton became the senior pastor of Lake Norman Baptist Church in 1997. Prior to coming to LNBC, Dr. Blanton served as pastor of Macon Baptist Church in Macon, NC for 3.5 years, Midway Baptist Church in Pickens, SC for 3.5 years, and then Balfour Baptist Church in Asheboro, NC for 12 years.
Dr. Blanton has previously served as the President of the N.C. Baptist Board of Directors. Additionally, he was elected to serve as the President of the 2011 N.C. Baptist Pastor’s Conference. His first book, entitled The Trail of Transforming Faith, was released in August 2013.
Dr. Blanton was raised in Woodruff, SC, and graduated from Gardner Webb University, in Boiling Springs, NC. He received his Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree from Drew Theological School in Madison, NJ.
Bobby and his wife, Debbie, have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Rev. Hal Brown, Minister of Pastoral Care
Rev. Hal Brown surrendered to God’s call on his life in August 2006 and joined the staff of LNBC. Along with various pastoral duties, Hal leads in the Pastoral Care Ministry, Senior Adults, and Counseling.
Hal is a graduate of West Mecklenburgh High School and later attended UNC Charlotte, William and Mary, and George Washington University.
He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shirley. They have been married over 55 years and have two children and four grandchildren.
Rev. Matt Hearn, Minister of Youth & Saturday Night Worship
Youth Pastor Matt Hearn has been working with the student ministry at LNBC for many years, but was called by God into full-time ministry. He has a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and has been the youth pastor of LNBC since March 2011.
Matt didn’t have a relationship with Christ until he was saved at the age of 23. His passion is serving the Lord by motivating and equipping students to not make the same mistakes he did and to surrender their lives to Christ. Matt also serves as the Saturday Night Worship Pastor.
Matt is married to his amazing wife Ashley, who is also a big part of the youth ministry. They are the parents of two beautiful children, Grace and Jackson.
Rev. William Beck, Worship Pastor
William received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Piedmont Bible College in Winston Salem, North Carolina, majoring in Voice and Bible with a Minor in Piano. William has been actively involved in Baptist work on the State Convention and Association levels for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Oklahoma, and has lived in each of these states as well.
William and his wife, the former Leslie Van Allen of Charlotte, North Carolina have 3 children: son Caleb and wife Lauren, daughter Katie and husband, Stephen, and youngest daughter, Kayce.
Darryl King, Minister of Education
Minister of Education Darryl King has two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Rice University. Those degrees are in Economics and Managerial Studies. Darryl is a candidate for a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. Darryl served as an Associate Pastor at Montco Bible Fellowship in Lansdale, PA prior to joining our staff. He currently serves on the Board of Directors at Christianity Today in Carol Stream, IL and GOGF Ministries in Lansdale, PA. Darryl joined our staff in July of 2013 after serving as our Interim Minister of Education for 13 months.
Darryl was saved at the age of 33. His passion is serving the Lord by seeing believers lives changed through Bible study. Darryl’s life was changed when he joined a Sunday School class and Men’s Small Group that challenged his relationship with Jesus Christ. Those experiences convinced Darryl of the life changing impact of the gospel and he desires the same for others.
Darryl is married to his wonderful wife Shelia. Shelia is a candidate for a Master of Arts in Counseling at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Shelia’s concentration is Marriage and Family Therapy. They have been married for more than 32 years and have two adult daughters. Their oldest daughter is married and is the proud mom of Darryl and Shelia’s first grandson.
Alan Henson, Worship Production Assistant
Brooks Mooneyham, Worship Leader and Worship Production Director
Eddie Sipe, IT Administrator
Houston Venters, Church Administrator
Janelle Venters, Children’s Ministry Interim
Jennifer Cutter, Financial Associate
Johnny Rocco, Youth Ministry Assistant
Karen Powell, Nursery Coordinator
Sue Beard, Administrative Assistant to Senior Pastor
Victoria Allison, Graphic Designer & Communications Associate
Wendy Roland, Weekday Preschool Director
LNBC Pastoral Staff
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