Pastor Ben

Senior Pastor

Life Verse:
 2 Timothy 2:22 "And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others."

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He graduated from Winthrop University with a BS in Business Administration & Computer Science. His graduate education was received at Southwestern Baptist, Liberty Theological, and Andersonville Theological Seminary.

He is married to the former Debra Fay Owens of Greenville, SC. They have two children and are proud grandparents.

Ben is a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who also loves God’s people and is committed to following Christ in his life.


Wayne Blyler

Director of Music

Life Verse:  
James 2:2-4  "Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."


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Wayne was born and raised in Jacksonville, FL and relocated to South Carolina in 1996. He received an Associate in Arts degree from Florida Community College and is also an alumni of Florida State University. He has been in the music ministry for the past 37 years in both Florida and South Carolina. Wayne has been married to his wife, Tamra for 31 years. They have two children, Garrett and Victoria. 


Chris Henderson

Youth Pastor


Life Verse:
 1 Corinthians 9:22 “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some."
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Chris spent his childhood and formative years in the upstate of South Carolina.  He graduated from Palmetto High School in Williamston, SC. He graduated from Anderson University with a BA in Christian Ministry. 2017 marks his eighteenth year of Youth Ministry.
He is married to Angela (Burgess) Henderson of Belton, SC. Chris enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing the guitar, and leading students into a relationship with Christ through the study of God’s Word. He also enjoys cheering on the Clemson Tigers!




Shane Forrester 

Recreation Director

Life Verse:   Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters"

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Shane was born and raised in Simpsonville, South Carolina. He serves as our part-time recreation director.  He and his wife Michelle have two children, Jacob and Kaylen.  He enjoys all sports, especially cycling, basketball, football, and tennis.

Having attended Standing Springs since he was a teenager, Shane was saved and baptized in November 1997.  His passion is helping young people become closer to Christ through Bible teaching and activities.

Keren Willmon

Childrens' Minister / CDC Director


Life Verse
: Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

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More about Keren

Born in Beirut, Lebanon as the daughter of Southern Baptist (IMB) medical missionaries, she spent her childhood in Gaza, Jordan and Lebanon before coming to the United States to attend college.  She has a Masters degree from Southwestern seminary.

Since 1981,she has held dual roles as both the CDC Director and Children/Preschool Minister.  Nothing makes her happier than a child telling her “Miss Keren, I asked Jesus to come into my heart!”


Chris Shear 

Director of Media/Technical Services


Life Verse: Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." 

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More about Chris

Chris was born in Hampton, VA and moved to South Carolina in 1993. He enjoys serving as the director of audio and media here at Standing Springs Baptist Church. Chris has been married to Julia for 16 years and they have two children, Mason and Sadie. Chris is happiest when traveling, watching Clemson football and attending hockey games. 





 Emily Hoffman / Financial Secretary


Cassie Willard  / Church Secretary

Norma Hardy / Church Receptionist