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Our Staff


Jeff Leopard, Youth Minister

Jeff was born and raised in Ninety Six, SC. He received his BA in Youth Ministry in 2006 from North Greenville University in Tigerville, SC. He served at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church as Youth Intern and Interim Youth Pastor from 2003-2006. He served as the full-time Guys' Youth Intern at First Baptist Church in Tifton, GA from 2006-2007. He also served as a Youth Missions Intern during the summer of 2008 at FBC Tifton. He received his Masters Degree in Youth and Family Ministry in 2011 from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He joined the First Baptist Church staff in August of 2012. He has a beautiful wife named Catherine (Cat) and they have a daughter named Autumn.

Jeff loves quality time with his family, sipping coffee, working with wood, watching British TV, reading comic books, studying youth culture, biking in the neighborhood, teaching teenagers, and just simply living life in Christ.

Pam Williams, Office Administrator

Pam joined our staff in November of 2013, with over 25 years of experience in church office administration. She is married to Jim Williams, pastor of Green Pond Baptist Church. They live in Green Pond, South Carolina with their two cats, Smokey and Shadow and black lab, Ashley.  They have a daughter, Jenny, who teaches at Colleton Preparatory Academy and a son, Austin, who works in the Colleton County Assessor’s Office. They are the proud grandparents of two grandchildren, Matthew and Madelyn. She enjoys teaching small group Bible studies, singing in the adult choir and serving as organist at her church.  She loves to both watch and photograph birds, which is evident when you step into her office at the church.

Kim Taylor, Administrative Assistant

Kim joined our staff in December of 2015. This is a different journey for her because most of her experience comes from banking. She was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Massachusetts. She has lived in Ruffin for 30 years and is a widow. She has a cat named Callie, three children, Erica who lives in Columbia, Chris Jr. who lives in Myrtle Beach and Michael who is in the Army and stationed in Columbia.  She is also raising her oldest grandson, Brandon who is a junior in high school. She enjoys traveling and especially going to New Hampshire every summer. She also enjoys country living and everything in nature including taking pictures of God’s beautiful world.