We believe that salvation comes by confession of sin and faith in Jesus Christ as the only begotten Son of God, to believe in the heart that Jesus died and rose from the dead, and to proclaim with the mouth that He is Lord. We believe the Old and New Testaments to be the infallible Word of God; inerrant as originally given, verbally inspired by God, the complete and sufficient revelation of His will for salvation and conduct. We believe in the Great Commission; to proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the earth. 

Randy Cater

Senior Pastor
Randy has been on staff since 2008 and has served in many roles. Randy’s role, as Senior Pastor, is to provide overall leadership for the church through preaching, administration, and pastoral care. He graduated from Jacksonville State with a B.S. in Business and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters degree in Christian Education. Randy and his wife, Jesika, live in Hayden. He enjoys watching baseball, traveling, and exploring Gods beautiful creation!

Gregg Armstrong

Music & Recreation Minister 

Gregg has been on staff since 1988 and has served various roles through his ministry. Currently as music minister he oversees the worship/music ministry team by developing and administrating a Spirit-led worship each Sunday. Gregg also serves as Blount county Revenue Commissioner. He is married to Angie and they have two children a daughter, Hannah and a son, Charlie. When Gregg is not busy serving our community you can listen to him commentating local sports events!

Wendy McLain 

Preschool & Children’s Director 

Wendy has been on staff since 2008 and serves on staff as Pre-School & Children’s Director and one of the church secretaries. Wendy’s vision for LFBC’s Pre-School & Children’s program is to spread the gospel to children in creative ways and reaching new faces to hear the gospel. She says the best part about being part of LFBC is getting to worship and fellowship with other believers. Wendy is married to Rex McLain,They have one son,Alan McLain and a daughter-in-law Kymberly McLain. When you don’t see her at the church you can find her planning her next craft project!

Vanessa Tolbert

Office Manager

Vanessa has served on staff at Locust Fork Baptist since 2003 and has been a member since 1983. As Office Manager Vanessa, manages the office staff, coordinates and schedules the church calendar, oversees housekeeping and maintenance. Also, she serves as church clerk and on many of the ministry teams. Vanessa is married to James Tolbert and has 2 children Tammi Collins and Josh Wall. She enjoys spending time with family and friends when she is not busy serving the Lord!

Seglenda Thomas

Ministry Coordinator
Seglenda joined our team in 2009 where she serves as Ministry Coordinator. She moved from Greenville, North Carolina to Cleveland, Alabama in 2003 where she set her roots. She and Jesse have been married since 1985, and have 2 sons Cameron and Caleb. Seglenda says “LFBC is an awesome place to be a part of! People from different places and backgrounds come together to form a church that is loving, caring and welcoming to all. Since joining LFBC, I have never felt like an outsider. I am so grateful and blessed to call this body of believers my family.”

Ginger Horton

Director of Weekday Education

Marie Hawkins

Ministry Assistant  

Marie has been on staff since 2017 and assists the Pastor and other ministry leaders, leads our outreach program and multi media program. Marie is originally from Locust Fork and when she moved back with her family was looking for a church with a strong youth minister for her sons, which brought her to LFBC.  She would like to see the outreach ministry grow and become more active within our community. Marie is a graduate of Wallace State Community College with an Associate of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She has three children and two grandchildren. Marie loves sewing, crafting and plays a mean game of Disc Golf!

Joyce Bradley 

Financial Secretary
Joyce has been on staff at LFBC as Financial Secretary since 1989. She grew up in Birmingham attended Samford, Auburn and Montevallo Colleges before moving back to Locust Fork and joined LFBC in 1979. Joyce loves pets and has one cat and one dog. She loves to serve in our community and has been volunteering at the Blount County Animal Shelter for several years now. Joyce enjoys eating out with her friends and reading. One of her favorite book is Don Quixote!

Hillery Glover

Student Director


Hillery is currently our interim Student Director to 7th – 12th grade students. She is a native of Locust Fork and started attending LFBC her junior year in high school. Her vision for the student ministry is that students would grow in their relationship with Christ, one another and in their community. She says that “Hearing the students sing gives her a small glimpse into what heaven will be like”. She married her high school sweet heart Chad Glover in 2006. You can always find her and her husband at our local schools helping encourage students and parents. . A few of Hillery’s favorite hobbies are singing, reading, crocheting and photography!


Kenneth Williams

Recreation Assistant

Kenneth has served as theRecreation Assistant for the past 4 years. What he loves best about LFBC is the connection with God’s great people. Kenneth and his wife Delores have a daughter, Sherry and a son, Jim. He also enjoys working with the Kitchen Staff at events. During his spare time he loves to fish and hunt.


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