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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 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 their youngest is Samuel. 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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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 for over 25 years.

Rick and Dana have two adult sons - Bryce (and wife Brittani, MD), and Cale (and wife Jacqueline, 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 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 came to know the Lord as a young child and by the grace of God 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.  In the Spring of 2018 Steven graduated from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.

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.