Jim Palmer has been Senior Pastor at Miles Road since 1993. By God's grace and the faithful sacrifice of many, Miles Road has become a leading church in South Carolina and a nationally recognized church by Lifeway. Jim holds a doctorate from Covington Theological School and is a popular speaker on bible prophecy and current events.
He, and his wife, Randi, have three sons and daughter-in-laws; plus a beautiful granddaughter, Alyssa Michelle.
Sam joined the staff in 2008 to serve full time as Minister to Students. He received Christ as his personal Savior at Miles Road Baptist Church in January of 1997. Later, in 2003, he was blessed to be called to fulltime ministry. Currently, he is working towards a Bachelor’s degree from Covington Theological Seminary. His passion is to see teenagers receive a PERSONAL relationship with Jesus Christ and not just know it, but live it, and share it!
He has a lovely wife, Kimberly and three beautiful children: Taylor, Colton, and Garret. He enjoys coaching softball, watching football, and hanging out with his family.
Keith Wilson has served as Minister of Music at Miles Road Baptist since 1993. He accepted Christ when he was seven years old and received his call into the Music Ministry in 1989. Keith graduated with a B.A. in Music from Charleston Southern University and later earned a Doctorate Degree in Music from Covington Theological School.
Keith is married to Kimberly and they have 4 children: Brittany, Kyle, Courtney, and Connor. Keith enjoys working out, coaching his kids in sports, and spending time with his family.
Education & Missions Director
Having accepted Christ on December 8, 1984, Norman is the product of the ministry of Miles Road Baptist Church. In the twenty(+) years at Miles Road, Norman has given a lot of his time and energy working in the areas of church construction and heavily in the ministry of teaching. He is currently pursuing knowledge and education to continue growing in and with the ministry through Liberty University's Distance Learning Program, seeking a multi-disciplinary degree of Business and Religion.
His responsibilities not only include the oversight of the Education ministry, but like all staff members, he shares in the ministry of visiting the sick and shut-ins as well as aiding the Pastor with any duty necessary to fulfill the ministry of and to the church body.
Karen Davis joined the staff at Miles Road in January, 2005. She has been a member of Miles Road for 6 years and has been involved with the Sunday School department, Children's Church, and Youth Ministries here at Miles Road. She has known Jesus as her Lord and Savior for 30 years. Her love for the Lord has overflowed into her love for the children and their opportunity to learn about Jesus and know that He loves them. She also has a heart to keep our teachers and helpers encouraged as they teach God's Word to our children and show His love to them.
Karen and her husband, Tim, have two boys who have been involved in the youth group. She enjoys playing softball for the church, meeting people, and spending time with her family and friends.
Director of Family Counseling Center
Dr. Debbi Dunlap joined the staff at Miles Road in September of 2007, and serves as Director of Women's Ministries. A respected Christian counselor and popular women's conference speaker. Debbi graduated from Florida State University, did master's work at Southwestern Theological Seminary and holds a doctorate from Master's Graduate School of Divinity. She has also completed a PhD coursework in Interdisciplinary Studies at Trinity College and Seminary. Debbi and her late husband, Dr. Don Dunlap, were married for 30 years and are the parents of 10 children and 4 grandchildren.Debbi has a passion for helping people come to know Christ and apply the transforming, authoritative truths of Scripture in every area of life. All members and regular visitors of MRBC in need of counselling are invited to call the church office and set up an appointment with Dr. Dunlap.
Church & Office Support Staff:
- Mickey Thomas - Office Administrator
- Gidget Peterson - Secretary
- Rod Knight - Facility Manager
- Val Barba - Children's Learning Center Assistant Director