Loving God. Loving Others. Serving the Kingdom.
Chris came to Sandy Level in July 2014. He has served in ministry in churches both large and small as a church planter, student pastor, associate pastor, and lead pastor. In addition to serving in churches, he has served as the Associate Director of the Baptist Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech, long term missionary in East Asia, and interim director of missions of the Kershaw Baptist Association.
Pastor Chris strives to lead Sandy Level Baptist Church to thrive until Christ's return by advancing the Gospel within the church, community, and around the world.
Chris and his wife, Karen, have four beautiful children: C.J., Miriam, Eliza, and Jed.
Chris enjoys sports, woodworking, and playing Guitar.
Favorite Ice Cream: Moose Tracks
Funny Story: "When we first met, my wife thought that I was an absolute yahoo and she wanted nothing to do with me. It took some time, but I finally won her over."
Josh joined the leadership team at Sandy Level December of 2015. Josh and his bride, Kelly, are parents to four fabulous boys. He has served in the areas of Children's Ministry and Collegiate Ministry. His primary focus at SLBC is to work with students in grades 6-12. Josh employs his gift of communicating God's Word by preaching on a monthly basis in our Sunday morning worship services.
Katie Sanders is currently serving as the part time Children’s Ministry Leader at Sandy Level! She is a graduate of Lander University and elementary school teacher in Columbia. She has a passion for working with children and loves getting to share the good news of Jesus with them!
We are so excited to announce our newest Ministry Assistant Kellye. She is married to Dustin and they have two children, Stella (16) and Carter (11). She attends New Spring Columbia North East Campus and we are excited about what she will bring to us here at Sandy Level.