Friday, October 24, 2014
Reaching the lost at any cost!


Rev. Mack Tester
In 1997, Mack received the call to preach the Gospel after being born again in 1995.   He pastored two churches prior to Pope Drive Baptist Church.  He married Lisa in 1989 and in December 2007 received the wonderful news, out of the blue, that they would be adopting a beautiful little boy (7 wks old).  Mack says, "The desire of my heart is to hear and obey, to present Biblical truth to others, and to see others come to a personal relationship to Christ."
Rev. Ray Pruitt
Assoc. Pastor / Children's Ministry
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I became a Christian at the age of 21 and shortly following my conversion experience surrendered to God's call of my life into His ministry. The past 40 years of my life has been devoted to presenting the Gospel of Christ through personal witnessing and pastorial ministry in  local churches.  My wife, Margaret, and I are committed to serve the Lord through the Word, Prayer, 
Evangelism and Mission work. (Acts 20:27,28) For the past several years, God has given us a Passion for Him and a  compassion to minister to children His truth that will change a child's heart. It is always a joy to witness a child birthed into God's family.
Richard Pruitt
Director of Music Ministry
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 "Serve the Lord with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing." 
                                                                                 Psalm 100:2
Richard has been in the music ministry for more than twenty years.  He states the following about his love for music and worship, "Worship is the expression of love, honor, and devotion to the Lord, and music in the primary tool for such expression.  Our goal for each service is that, when the time comes for the preaching of the Word of God, our hearts are hungry to receive it with a renewed longing for more of Him."  Richard joined the Pope Drive staff in June 2010 and has brought a refreshing spirit of genuine worship through the blending of contemporary praise choruses, praise and worship anthems, and traditional hymns.  Second only to his devotion to the Lord is Richard's devotion to his family.  Richard and his wife, Kim, were married in 1986 and have two children, Anna and Joshua.
R J Smith
Youth Minister
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Leah Dent
Financial Secretary
Leah has been serving as Financial Secretary since 1994.  She moved to Anderson from Ohio in 1988.  Her love is in the field of missions.

Michael Creamer
Head Multimedia Technician, Sound Technician
Michael has an Associate Degree in Computer Technology and a Bachelor's Degree in Business with a Concentration of Computer Systems.  Michael has worked with sound equipment since 1994.  He has played around with the piano, guitar and drums when he was younger. Michael is currently employed by a local industry in the IT department.
Les Murrell
Webmaster for www.popedrive.com, Multimedia Technician, Sound Technician
Les has a background in music, computer programming, and production assistant.  He has helped his brother, Steve, with mini-broadway productions in Atlanta and Sumter.  He comes from a family of musicians.  His mother, and two of his three brothers play the piano.  Les and his brothers also excel in other instruments too.  Les' favorite is the drums, which he has played professionally in a band as well as church musicals and as a member of a small orchestra in Atlanta for a production that was directed by Steve.



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