Meet Our Staff Team

  • Randy Harling, LEAD PASTOR

    Randy Harling was called to SBC as Lead Pastor in March 2017. Randy is a graduate of Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served as Senior Pastor of churches in South Carolina and Texas.

    Randy has a heart for sharing the Gospel with others and a love for people. He founded "A Home for Me" orphan ministry that seeks to connect children to loving families.

    Randy and his wife Sherri have 2 grown sons and have also fostered 4 children.

  • Eddie Sayetta, WORSHIP PASTOR

    Eddie Sayetta joined the staff at SBC in May 2007. Eddie has received degrees from Furman University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has served churches in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia.

    Eddie has a heart for people and seeks to lead them to experience the Lord in personal ways.

    Eddie and his wife Mary enjoy spending time together with their two children, Lauren and Christopher, and their pet dogs.

  • Bert Fersner, FAMILY CARE PASTOR

    Bert Fersner was called to SBC in 1999. He has served as Minister of Single Adults, Children's Pastor, Missions and Member Care Pastor and currently Family Care Pastor. Bert is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    His first career was in accounting and when called into the ministry served three years with the Billy Graham Crusade.

    Bert and his wife Martha have three sons and life is never dull. Bert enjoys bike riding, eating out, and relaxing with his family.

  • Rhonda Littleton, MINISTER TO CHILDREN

    Rhonda Littleton joined the staff as Minister to Children in July 2017. She holds degrees from Central Wesleyan College, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, with emphasis in educational ministry. 

    Rhonda's love for children is evident in all she does as well as her desire to see children grow in their faith. Her passion for children without loving homes has involved her in multiple foster and adoptive ministries as well as working on mission trips around the world to make a difference in the lives of children. 

    Rhonda enjoys traveling, boating, hiking, swimming, and reading in her free time.

  • James Lawson, STUDENT PASTOR

    James Lawson joined the staff team at SBC in January 2018. James is a graduate of Wofford College and has served at a church in upstate South Carolina over the past few years. 

    James has a passion and heart for students to know Jesus and to make Him known, intentionally teaching students how to build relationships with others to share their faith in Christ.

    James and his wife Tara enjoy family time with their son, Noah and investing in the lives of other students.