Pastoral Staff


  • Kelly McInerney

    Senior Pastor

    Pastor Kelly McInerney became the senior pastor of Bible Baptist Church in March, 2017, after serving for more than 22 years as the founding pastor of Bible Baptist Church in Wilmington, Ohio. After several years of training and ministry, he was ordained in 1993. In 1995 he as his wife Theresa began the Wilmington church with eight people and were blessed to see that congregation grow to over 1,000 active members during their time in Ohio. Pastor McInerney has a real heart for training preachers and planting churches. During his years in Wilmington the church was able to start six new churches in southwest Ohio, and to "restart" a struggling church in Cincinnati. In addition to his church ministries, Pastor McInerney has over 18 years experience as a law enforcement chaplain, having served with the Sheriff's Office, and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. The McInerneys have three children - Kenton, Kaden, and Kerrigan.

  • Tommy East

    Associate Pastor

    Tommy and Vicki are products of the ministries of Bible Baptist. Tommy joined the staff at Bible Baptist June of 1979 following graduation from Baptist University of America in Atlanta. Currently serving as Associate Pastor, Tommy continues to have a burden for souls, knowing that Christ alone can change a person's life.







  • Michael Finley

    Student Pastor

    Michael and Rachel are the newest members to the BBC staff. They have been married since 2008. They have a beautiful, rambunctious four year old daughter named Lola. Michael has served on staff in many different capacities: Children, Teens, College and as an Associate Pastor. He was born and raised in Oklahoma but has made Ohio home for 10 years. They are excited about the opportunity at BBC and have a burden to reach lost teens. Their prayer is to reach, disciple and evangelize in the Savannah community. 

  • Paul Long

    Life Group Pastor & Missions Director

    Pastor Long has served as Life Groups and Missions pastor since 2015. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's Degree in Risk Management. In addition, he has a Bachelor of Ministry degree from Covington Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Teresa have been members since 2004. He has been a deacon and taught Life Groups/Sunday school for 10 years. They have three grown children along with one grandchild and another on the way. Paul loves teaching God's word and being with God's people. 





  • Jody Wooten

    Music Pastor

    Pastor Wooten has served as music pastor since 2016. Jody, a native of eastern North Carolina, has served in music ministry for over 18 years. He earned degrees in music from Appalachian State University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jody, his wife Janet, and their three children have called Savannah home for more than 13 years. Jody’s mission in ministry is to “point all people to God’s throne.”





  • Dwight Evens

    Children's Pastor

    Pastor Evens has served at children's pastor since 2015. He is a graduate of Cedarville University in Ohio, and Grand Rapids Seminary in Michigan. He and his wife, Ronda have recently relocated from Atlanta, GA where they were involved in a children's/ teens ministry for many years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Dwight has a real heart for young people to love Christ and follow Him. 





  • Dr. John Rainwater

    Seniors Pastor & Special Need Counseling

    Dr. Rainwater has served as Senior Adult Pastor and Counseling Pastor since July of 2003. Dr. Rainwater has a Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Studies and Christian Counseling from Covington Theological Seminary. He and his wife Judy love working with the senior adults.






  • Herb Hubbard

    Pastor Emeritus

    Dr. Herb Hubbard spent his childhood in Beaufort, South Carolina and his teen years in the Bible Baptist Church in Savannah, Georgia where he was saved in 1968.  While attending Baptist Bible College in Springfield, Missouri, he married his wife Shirley in 1972. After many years of pastoral ministry, Pastor Hubbard returned to BBC to co-pastor with Dr. Cecil Hodges in 1994, becoming Senior Pastor in 1997.  In the spring of 2017 - and with over 20 years of faithful service at Bible Baptist Church - Pastor Hubbard retired from the pastorate and now serves as Chaplain for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia.