Leadership & STAFF

The pastors, elders, and deacons of Redeemer Baptist Church, along with the church staff, serve the body of Christ by working alongside the congregation in all of the RBC ministries. Our pastors and elders provide spiritual leadership and teaching, and the deacons serve the physical and financial needs of the church property, church body, and local community.

  • NICK KENNICOTT

    PASTOR/ELDER

    Pastor Nick has been at RBC since 2007, is married to Felicia and has two daughters, Eva and Abry, and a son, Nicholas. He is originally from Franktown, Colorado and has lived in the Savannah, Georgia area since 2003. Pastor Nick is a former US Army Airborne Ranger (1/75th Ranger Regiment) and combat veteran. He is a graduate of The Baptist College of Florida and Knox Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing his PhD at Faulkner University. Pastor Nick is the founder and President of the Institute of Pastoral and Theological Training (IPTT) in Nigeria, and is dedicated full-time to the work of the ministry at RBC. He is co-author of In Praise of Old Guys: Pastoral Mentorship, Humility, and the Dangers of Youth, a regular contributor to the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (Ref21 and the Christward Collective) and blogs at The Decablog. You can follow him on Twitter @kennicon.

  • SAM BARBER

    ASSOCIATE PASTOR/ELDER

    Pastor Sam has been at RBC most of his life. He was an RBC intern from 2009-2010 and served as the pastoral assistant from 2015 to 2017. In 2017 he was called to serve full-time as the associate pastor. He is married to Jessie and has two sons, Silas and Theo. He is a graduate of Bethlehem College and the Reformed Baptist Seminary. He is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Biblical Counseling at the Reformed Baptist Seminary.



  • RUSS JENKINS

    ELDER

    Russ has been at RBC since 2003, is married to Heather, and has a daughter named Emma, and two sons, Eli and Luke. He was born and raised in the Savannah, Georgia area and has lived in Rincon most of his life. Russ serves RBC as an elder, working full-time at Gulfstream as a Business Financial Analyst. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a M.B.A.

  • JEFF STEPHENS

    ELDER

    Jeff has been at RBC since 2003, is married to Jenny and they have three children named Marcena, Wesley and Abigail. Jeff works at Gulfstream Aerospace as an avionics technician in the Corporate Flight Department.

  • RON PERRY

    DEACON

    Ron has been a deacon at RBC since 2005. He is married to Kaleigh and has four sons, Carson, Braden, Rylan and Levi. Ron works for Planters Telephone Co-Op in Newington, GA as a telephone engineer/CAD operator.

  • TRIS MEYERS

    DEACON

    Tris has been a deacon at RBC since 2014. He is married to Christina and has five children, Caleb, Casey, Caitlin, Aiden and Natalie and a daughter-in-law, Quinn. Tris works for CT Transportation in Pt. Wentworth, GA as a Drivers Manager. 

  • ANDREW MCKEEVER

    DEACON

    Andrew has been a deacon at RBC since 2017. He is married to Andi and they have two daughters, Natalie and Evelyn. Andrew is a Mechanical Engineer for Dulohery Weeks in Savannah, GA. 

  • JOSHUA AUSTIN

    DEACON

    Joshua has been a deacon at RBC since 2017. He is married to Katie and they have a daughter, Leona. Joshua is a Longshoreman with I.L.A. Local 2046 in Garden City, GA. 

  • TERESA COLLINS

    CHILDREN'S COORDINATOR

    Teresa has been the Children's Coordinator at RBC since 2017. She is married to Billy and together they have six children, Coty, Marci, Kellie, David, Logan, and Camden and a daughter-in-law, Bethany and son-in-laws, Germaine & Andrew. They are also blessed with six wonderful grandchildren. Teresa  works as the office manager at  Atlantic Tele-Network in Rincon, GA. 

  • CHRISTINA MEYERS

    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

    Christina has been the Administrative Assistant of RBC since 2007. She has been married to Tris since 1993 and together they have five children and a daughter-in-law. Christina is also a Literacy Consultant with Usborne Books and More.