Kerry McGonigal


Pastor Kerry is passionate about making Christ known at Beth Haven Baptist Church and in the Simpsonville community. His philosophy of ministry is based on the apostle Paul’s words in Colossians 1:28-29: [We proclaim Christ], warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me. To that end Kerry’s focus is on feeding the flock of God through preaching that is biblical, expositional, pastoral, and applicational. He longs to see the Word at work in people’s lives, transforming them into the image of Christ. He has a Doctor of Ministry degree, teaches homiletics, blogs at preachingandpreachers.com, and is an avid reader and technophile. He also loves spending time with his wife, Anna Grace, and their three daughters: Erika, Charisse, and Keira.

Bobby Ludlow

Director of Children's Ministries

Bobby desires for kids to understand who God is, what he has done, and what he has said. He wants them to come to have a personal relationship with God and to love him more and more as they get to know him. As the Psalmist says in Psalm 78:4, 7: “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done… so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments.”, You can visit our children’s ministry page for more information about our vision for kids here at Beth Haven. Bobby holds a BA in Bible while currently working on a MA in Biblical Studies. He enjoys being outdoors, reading, and having fun. Bobby, his wife and two daughters reside in Simpsonville.

Scott Buhr

Lead Deacon / Youth & Song Leader

Scott is a local High School physics teacher. His passion at Beth Haven is to help teenagers grow in the knowledge of Christ and lead our congregation in worshiping our Great Savior through music. Scott also serves as the coordinator for the deacons.


Ken Boone

Deacon / Youth Leader

Phil Harrell

Deacon - Facilities

Andy Anders

Deacon - Grounds

Kevin Oberlin

Deacon / Director of Missions

Tim Johnson

Deacon - Benevolence

Cecil Lynn

Deacon - Office

Pato Vidal

Deacon - Technology

Bruce Polhamus

Deacon - Hospitality

Zach Sigmon


Ryan Smith

Deacon - Finances

Steffen Strubel

Deacon - Safety