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, and their daughter Catherine, 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!

Adam West

Interim Children’s Minister

More info about Adam coming soon……



Clay Daughtry, Jr. 

Student Minister 

Clay joined the LFBC team in 2021 and serves as the Student Minister. His focus and goal is to see students “walk in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ.” Clay graduated from Mississippi College with a degree in Christian Studies emphasizing in Ministry and a minor in Communications. He is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity in Christian Education. Clay enjoys watching football, playing golf, and spending time with friends and family. 

Caroline Collins

Office Manager

Caroline Collins joined the staff at Locust Fork Baptist in 2021.  As Office Manager Caroline, manages the office staff, coordinates and schedules the church calendar, oversees housekeeping and maintenance.  Caroline is married to Jared Collins and has one daughter, Calleigh. In her off time, Caroline enjoys working around their farm. Caroline says, “She is very thankful for her LFBC church family. I enjoy the fellowship and family atmosphere that Locust Fork Baptist provides.”

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

­­Ginger has been on staff at LFBC for over 10 years. She serves as our Weekday Education Director, overseeing the daily operation of LFBC Kindergarten. Ginger’s vision for this ministry is to continue teaching students and families how to recognize God’s love for their life. While doing this by providing a safe, nurturing environment to develop spiritually, socially and academically. Her desire is to instill in children’s lives the desire to know God and serve Him. Ginger lives in Cleveland and has been married to her husband Brian for 29 years, they have six children and one grandchild.


Wendy McLain 

Preschool & Senior Adult Director 

Wendy has been on staff since 2008 and serves on staff as Pre-School & Senior Adult Director and one of the church secretaries. Wendy’s vision for LFBC’s Pre-School 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. They have two grandchildren Carter and Lyla.  When you don’t see her at the church you can find her planning her next craft project!

Hillery Glover

Media Director and Ministry Assistant

Hillery is our Media Director and Ministry Assistant. She oversees our media and outreach. She is a native of Locust Fork and started attending LFBC her junior year in high school. Hillery loves encouraging others and investing her time in our students and church body. Hillery has previously served as our Children’s Director and Youth Assistant from 2003-2006 and interim Student Director from 2018-2021. 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!


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