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Brett Turner

Associate Pastor | Brett Turner

Brett was raised in the foothills of Pickens County, SC and was saved at the age of six & a half years during a revival service at Secona Baptist Church, Pickens, SC. His passion is loving and praising Jesus, and studying God's word. He is driven to lead others to know Christ and boldly proclaim His word. Brett was called into ministry in 2008, completing his Master's in Theological Studies in 2012 from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his family joined NHBC in October, 2012 as the Interim Pastor and transitioned to the Associate Pastor in January, 2013. He has served as a teacher and coach for over 25 years with a fervent desire to minister to young men. Brett counts it a blessing to serve others through his athletic ministry. Much of his work has been through football, ministering to large groups of young athletes and coaches. His wife, Stacey, serves as the Assistant Camp Director Southeast Region for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Ministering to others is a direction shared by the entire family. His daughter Jordan, age 25, volunteers at Seneca High School, spreading joy and love to all she meets. His son Elijah, age 23, is a graduate student at Clemson University and strives to set a Godly example through his actions and words. His youngest daughter, Reagan, age 17, is a senior at Seneca High School and serves in a number of leadership roles.



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(Front Row) - Reagan, Jordan, & Stacey

(Back Row) - Brett & Elijah 

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Administration & Youth Pastor | Joey Hawkins

Joey grew up in Starr, SC and was saved on May 15,1980 at the age of six. He surrendered to the ministry upon finishing high school but was 25 when he followed God's call and moved to Pineville, KY to attend Clear Creek Baptist Bible College. He graduated in 2003. Joey has a deep passion for reaching the lost for Christ and he has a special gift of connecting with individuals from different nationalities and immersing himself in their culture. He also plays a mean bass guitar. Joey has four children: Brett, Ike, Hunter, and Lagen. He also joined the grandparents club in December of 2019 when Brett and his wife, Bryanna welcomed their first child, Lander.


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Worship Leader | Ken Williams

Ken Williams Jr is a native of Oconee County, South Carolina. He grew up amongst the many Saints at New Hope Baptist Church and was saved at the age of nine. He is a tremendously talented musician, having been surrounded by music within his family and through the church. He serves as the part time Worship Leader for the church, marking nearly 12 years of ministry. His passion to share the love of Jesus through music prompted him to create the Zion Quartet. As a southern gospel group, supported solely through love offerings, the quartet has shared the gospel of Jesus Christ for over 20 years, enriching the lives of believers and non-believers through music. The Quartet generously gives thousands of dollars to local charities in the community. Ken actively works for the School District of Oconee County as the Assistant Maintenance Director since 1993. Through his vocation, he enriches the lives of each person with his compassion and dedication in order to build the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. His wife – Kim, and their three sons – Jamey, Brock, & Kory, are committed to serving and sharing the great news of Jesus Christ through music ministry and mission outreach. Ken is blessed to be called Papa by his grandchildren – Jack & Peyton.



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Financial AdministratorRachel Peters

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Custodial & Children's Choir | Elaine Ward

Elaine is an Oconee County native and was raised in NHBC, serving as the custodian since the age of 15. She is second generation members of the church. She has a passion for children and is actively involved with the children's ministry. Over the past five years, she has led the children's choir, presenting two musicals a year to the church. She mentors and encourages children to live out loud through music and drama, providing an avenue for the youth to share their talents. Stan and Elaine have been married for nearly 43 years and have two sons and ten grandchildren. Elaine regularly shares her heart about the love and connection of the members of NHBC – "We're just like family. We work together like a family."


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