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.


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SAM BARBER

PASTOR/ELDER

Pastor Sam has been at RBC most of his life. He worked as 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; in 2022, he began serving as the interim pastor of the church. He is married to Jessie and has two sons, Silas and Theo. He is a graduate of Bethlehem College (B.A.) and Reformed Baptist Seminary (M.T.S. in historical theology and M.A. in Biblical Counseling). He has obtained counseling certificates offered by the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation’s School of Biblical Counseling and completed the Care and Discipleship Training program with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship. He is also is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Pastor Sam is pursuing a D.Min. in biblical counseling at Reformed Presbyterian Theological 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, two son-in-laws, Charlie and Noah, one foster son and one amazing grandson. Tris works for Ross Systems and Controls in Savannah, GA.


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, and one son, Asher. Andrew is a principal at Method Engineering Group in Savannah, GA. 


JOSHUA AUSTIN

DEACON

Joshua has been a deacon at RBC since 2017. He is married to Katie, and they have two daughters, Leona and Aslyn. Joshua is a Longshoreman with I.L.A. Local 2046 in Garden City, GA and a Licensed Real Estate agent with Frank Moore & Company. 


MAGGIE CARR

CHILDREN'S COORDINATOR

Maggie has been the Children’s Ministry Coordinator since 2019. She and her husband Steve have two children, Ezra and Zoe. Maggie homeschools her children and is also the church custodian.


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, a daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws, and one foster son and one amazing grandson.