Our Staff

Get to know our ministers...

Interim Pastor — Dr. Hugh Kirby

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Dr. Hugh Kirby and his loving wife, Deane Kirby, began their ministry with us Sunday, November 5th. 

 

 

 

 

Minister of Music — Dr. Deborah Herring

What do you do?
I have been at RBC since 2007 and am a woman on the go. When I am not leading worship, conducting the choir, or singing crazy action songs with the RBC kids, I am busy as a music professor at Emmanuel College, operate a private voice studio, serve as a director for Emmanuel Arts Academy, and perform as a soloist.  I received my Doctor of Arts degree in vocal performance from Ball State University; Master of Music degree from Pittsburg State University, and her Bachelor of Music Ministry degree from Ozark Christian College.

Tell us about your family.
I am married to John Herring and have twoadult daughters, Hannah and Sierra. We also help care for my mother, Janie Lantz, who lives with us.

What do you enjoy and how do you spend your free time?
I love being active in the great outdoors: running, swimming, scuba diving, biking, hiking, golfing, gardening and traveling. My indoor activities include singing, reading, watching movies and anything to do with food! 

Favorite Ice Cream
Hand-churned peach ice cream

Favorite Bible Verse
Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise Him.”

What was the last great book you read?
Simplify by Bill Hybels

Anything else?
I love mentoring and working with youth.  I will never turn down eating Italian or seafood!

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Children's Minister — Teresa Phillips

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What do you do?
I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I am also a Children’s Minister and President of CSP. ALL which I love and try to give my all to!

Tell us about your family.
My husband and I have been married for 16 years and we have 5 children, Robyn, age 28, LaBreska, 23, Breanna, 21, Kayla 20, and Joseph age 11. We also have 4 beautiful granddaughters, Rylee, age 6, Hailey, 5, Zoey 3, and Harlee 22 months.

What do you enjoy and how do you spend your free time?
Larry and I love to walk trails in parks around Northeast Georgia. Outside is my favorite place to be! I also really enjoy Yoga, I try to practice every day.

Favorite Ice Cream
I am a big fan of ice cream! My favorite would have to be either a butterscotch dip cone or a Butterfinger blizzard from Dairy Queen!

Favorite Scripture
I have two: Philippians 4:13 and Jeremiah 29:11.

What was the last great book you read?
The last great books I read were The Hunger Games series. I loved them all!!

Anything else?
I love the church sign I saw that said: “God has not called us just to survive, but to thrive!" I’m not there yet, but I’m on my way!!!

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Youth MINISTER — JT Turner

What do you do?

I am a junior at Emmanuel College. I play basketball as well as run track there. I am an early childhood education major with dreams of becoming a special education teacher. Becoming a youth pastor wasn’t one of the things I thought I’d be when I came out of high school. I came to the Lord my freshman year of college and have been continuing to grow in my walk ever since. I am very excited for this new opportunity. One thing I am really looking forward to is watching the youth fall in love with God

Tell us about your family.

I have the two most loving parents a person could ask for and a younger brother I can honestly say I look up to because of his independence and maturity. 

What do you enjoy and how do you spend your free time?

My favorite thing in the world is creating fun memories that will last a lifetime. So I spend most of my free time with family and friends doing fun and spontaneous activities. Basketball also takes up a big part of my time because I have been doing it since as long as I can remember. Basketball was something that my dad and I could bond over and I think it is one of the biggest reasons we are so close. 

Favorite ice cream

Pumpkin pie blizzard from Dairy Queen 

Favorite Bible Verse

1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love”

What was the last great book you read?

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

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Administrative Assistant and Financial Manager — Pam Skelton

What do you do?

I am in the church office on Monday and Thursday. I am here to be of assistance to our members or anyone that calls or comes by. Doing the routine office responsibilities keep me busy. Favorite Bible verse: Ephesians 2:8-9. What was the last great book you read: A Christmas Carol. Anything else: I enjoy time spent with my friends having lunch several times a week and dancing the Carolina Shag.

Tell us about your family.

I have a son and daughter in law, Steven and Kelli. I have three grandsons, Andrew, Noah and Thomas. What blessings they are.

What do you enjoy and how do you spend your free time?

I enjoy the outdoors and my time with the grandchildren. I like to read, do puzzles, needle work and other crafts.

Favorite Ice Cream

Butterfinger Blizzard.

Favorite Scripture

Ephesians 2:8-9.

What was the last great book you read?

A Christmas Carol.

Anything else?

I enjoy time spent with my friends having lunch several times a week and dancing the Carolina Shag.

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Communications Manager — Jared Radosevich

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What do you do? 

I produce and manage all publications and website. As a graphic designer and seminary graduate I understand the importance of excellence in communications and telling the church's story through our communications.

Tell us about your family.

I am married to Shannon Radosevich. We have three children; Zoe, Claire, and Grayson.

What do you enjoy and how do you spend your free time?

Technology and video games are passions of mine.

Favorite Ice Cream

Braum's Peppermint Ice Cream

Favorite Scripture

Ecclesiastes 2:24-25

What was the last great book you read?

Tools of Titans by Timothy Ferris

Anything else?

It is my privilege to serve as the Communications Manager. If you have suggestions or wise counsel you may always contact me at jared@marginforpastors.com or the other staff members will forward anything necessary. Thank you and I look forward to the future with Royston Baptist Church.

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