Enon Chapel Baptist Church Staff
Enon Chapel Baptist Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Dr. James H. Kelley
Pastor Jim was called to serve as Enon Chapel Baptist Church's Senior Pastor on June 3, 1987.
The attributes that describe Pastor Jim as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and just down right transparency. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Enon Chapel Baptist Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Jim takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending the first hours of his day focused on time with God and Bible study.
Pastor Jim has been happily married for 43 years to his wife, Becky. They have 3 children, Joshua, Sarah, and Ben. They also enjoy the company of 5grandchildren, Odin, Katyln, Cameron, Emmie and Ronen.
Pastor Darby has served as Enon Chapel Baptist Church's Worship Pastor on two occassions. The first time in 1998 and returning in 2000. This year he celebrates his 20th year with us.
Pastor Darby has a unique talent and gift to blend old Worship Hymns with more contemporary Christian music you hear today. He also creates a style of Worship that creates an environment where people are ready to Worship King Jesus. Pastor Darby directs a choir of committed believers who have a passion for music for God's glory and not individual attention.
He leads the Praise team and Orchestra each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. Twice a year Pastor Darby brings forth musical presentations that celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas and His resurrection during the Easter season. These celebrations are very popular in our community of believers and brings out a number of guests who would not normally visit a church.
Pastor Darby has been happily married for 42 years to his wife, Teresa. They have two grown sons Andrew and Matthew.
Pastor Ron has served as the Stewardship Pastor for Enon Chapel Baptist Church since 2012. He received his Undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University in 2014 after serving almost 10 years as an underwater egress instructor and 24 years in the Marine Corps. He and Sherree have been married for 43 years and have three grown children, Zachary, Megan, and Nathaniel. They also enjoy 7 grandchildren.
Minister to Youth
Kelsey has been working as the Minister to Youth since 2018. She graduated from Liberty University in 2019 with an undergraduate degree in Christian Ministries. She is married to Nick and are expecting their first child in the very near future.
Cassandra (Sandy) Gant is our Christian Counseling Minister. She is happily married to Dr. Jim Gant, and they enjoy their three grown children, spouses, and 10 grandkids. Sandy received a Masters of Divinity Degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Biblical Counseling. She joined our staff in 2000 and enjoys ministering to others through individual and group counseling.
Minister to Children/Office Manager
Amanda joined our team in October of 2020 and her love for children is exceptional. God has given her a passion for children and teaching them to love Him. She has served in children's ministry in six different churches across the United States and overseas. She is married to Brandon a United States Marine and have four children Hannah, Jordon, Walter, and Emma Grace. When she is not working in the Children's Ministry she can be found at the church office where she also works as our Office Manager.