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Adam Polk

Lead Pastor

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Adam is originally from Northeast Tennessee and has served with our congregation since 2011.  In 2011 Adam came to serve as Campus Pastor at the Callaway Campus of Leonardtown Baptist Church.  In 2014 LBC voted to plant the Callaway Campus as Redeeming Grace Baptist Church which resulted in Adam becoming the Lead Pastor at RGBC.  He is married to Jennifer and they have five children: Cody, Rachel, Collin, Rylee, and Sophia.  Adam is a graduate from Boyce College and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He served churches in Tennessee and Kentucky before moving to Maryland.

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Jeremy Rhoton

Associate Pastor

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Jeremy was recently called in the summer of 2016 to serve RGBC. He is originally from Kingsport, TN and has served in churches in Kentucky and Tennessee. He and his wife also served as missionaries to Mongolia for two years. Jeremy is a graduate of East Tennessee State University and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jeremy is married to his wife Marsha and they have six children: Mia, Jeremiah, Miriam, Maeden, James and Jonathan.

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Dave Morris

Elder

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David Scott Morris grew up in Buffalo, New York and came to saving faith in Christ during his 10th grade year.  Dave and his wife Amy are college sweethearts and they moved to St. Mary's County in 1989 where they were employed with the St. Mary's County Public Schools. It was at this time that Dave got his master's in Special Education and certification in Administration and Supervision, through Bowie State and Towson Universities.  Presently Dave is a Special Education Teacher at Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary School.  He is a dad to three children. Abigail (Giovacchini) is married and resides with her husband, Nick, in Austin Texas.  Caleb, (Dayton, Ohio) who is married  to Olivia, and Samuel, is a senior at The King's Christian Academy. Over the years Dave has served in various ministries...Youth, Awana, Men's Ministry, Sunday School, Pastoral Search Committee, Personnel Committee, and more recently the coordinator of Home Groups.   Dave currently serves on the board of directors at the King's Christian Academy. In his free time he loves rooting for the Buffalo Bills, golfing, traveling with his family, camping, canoeing and fishing with his son Sam, and watching an occasional sci fi movie!  His life verse is Psalm 42:1. 

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Trey Mangan

Elder

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Trey grew up in Texas and came to saving faith in Christ during his senior year in High School.  He and his wife Erin have been married since 2000 and have been blessed with three daughters: Annaliesa, Clara, and Liana. He attended Texas A&M University where he received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and currently works as an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin. Trey and Erin have faithfully served the local church in a variety of ministry roles including ministry to children, youth, college students, singles, and internationals. Trey has recently expressed a calling towards vocational ministry and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

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Rick Benefield

Elder

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Rick spent most of his life in Maryland while having roots in Mississippi. He heard the gospel as a teen attending Leonardtown Baptist Church (LBC), acknowledged and accepted the saving work of Christ and was baptized at 18. Rick married Dana during college as both attended Virginia Tech.    Upon graduation from college, Rick pursued a career as an Electrical Engineer for NAVAIRTESTCEN and Dana as an educator in St. Mary’s County.  Following a desire to be a business owner, Rick and his brother set out to own and operate a construction and real estate development company and have done so for the past 25 years.

Rick and Dana have two adult sons - Bryce (and wife Brittani, Cartersville, GA), and Cale, a student at Boyce College/Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Rick has been drawn to areas of service in the church including leading Sunday school, Stewardship/Personnel Ministries, Building Committee, Pastoral Search and Deacon.  His only church membership has been LBC and recently, RGBC.

Rick enjoys mechanical hobbies including service to family and friends as they have need, as well as classic car restoration.  Rest and relaxation are often found in reading, camping, and an occasional afternoon of football.

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Steven Mason

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Steven Mason is from Detroit, MI. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior and was baptized at the age of five. By the grace of God, he has been growing in Christ since that time.Steven joined Leonardtown Baptist Church in 2011 and served on the transition team for RGBC. He married his wife Syreeta and they have been blessed with two children.

Steven and Syreeta have been serving our church by hosting and leading home groups, teaching Sunday school and Equip classes, and leading the bookstall ministry. Steven has also gone on our short-term mission trips to Thailand and Moldova. Steven has a passion for helping people grow in Christ and he enjoys teaching the Word. He also enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball, and reading about cars and gadgets. He is pursuing vocational ministry and is finishing the final year of a Master of Divinity program at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.