Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church Leadership
Statesboro Primitive 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.
Elder Randy Waters
Randy Waters grew up in Bulloch County, near Brooklet, attended UGA and received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forest Resource Management. He is married to the former Penny Ann DeLoach. He has three daughters, three son-in-law’s, and eight grandchildren.
Randy was ordained into the Primitive Baptist Ministry at the Upper Black Creek Primitive Baptist Church on November 13, 1997, after having received a call from the Lake Primitive Baptist as pastor. He served the Lake Church until July, 2005 and then began his ministry at the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church. He is currently serving the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Personal comment from Bro. Randy: I love the Lord Jesus Christ and will never get over what He has done for me and to me. Preaching is the passion of my heart and serving God’s people is my greatest satisfaction. I am a Five-Point Calvinist, seeded deep in God’s sovereignty, and believe the gospel should be preached everywhere and all the time to exalt our Lord Jesus Christ.
Tamela A. Smith has been the Secretary at SPBC since October 2015. She has been happily married to Danny Smith for 26 years as of April 8, 2021. They have two grown children, Elijah and Joshua. Tamela grew up in the Statesboro church but is a member of Brooklet Primitive Baptist Church. She feels like she has two church families and she loves them both dearly! She is happy to be working at SPBC and is happy to serve the church any way she can.
Youth & Activities Director
Jenny Tankersley serves all ages preschool through senior adults. Jenny has been on staff here for the last 14 years. She does such routine things as shifting classrooms and checking supplies and such energizing activities as Vacation Bible School and PBYF, along with trips and camps with the youth and adults of our church. For Jenny, her husband Alan and her two grown children Alana and Will, SPBC has been home to them since October 2000. She loves serving the youth and families of the Statesboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Custodian & Sound Director
Chris Chambers has been with SPBC for many years. He coordinates the cleaning of the church as well as records the weekly sermons. He controls the sound system for the sanctuary and the social hall.