Pastors and Staff

Blake Larson

Lead Pastor

Pastor Blake and his wife, Kassie, have been on staff at Liberty Church since 2010. They have had two children: Emmalynn and Timothy. For 11 years Pastor Blake served in a variety of capacities including Tech Arts, Youth, Young Adults, and Associate Pastor. After years of mentoring with Pastor Tom, Pastor Blake became our new Lead Pastor in 2021! His passion is discipleship, mentoring, and helping people find their unique gifts to help them accomplish their God-given purposes in life. Pastor Blake and Kassie love ministering together and you are likely to see her on the worship team most Sundays! If you have any questions, feel free to send Pastor Blake a message!

Tom Roberts

Senior Pastor Emeritus

Pastor Tom Roberts and his wife, Pastor Marsha, arrived in Havelock in the fall of 1988. They served the community and Liberty Church faithfully for almost 30 years together until the Lord called Pastor Marsha home in 2018. After 33 years of sermons, counseling, weddings, funerals, and overall vision-casting for Liberty he retired as the Lead Pastor in 2021. Pastor Tom now continues to serve in the Senior Pastor Emeritus role as he advises, teaches, and helps oversee our leaders. We are so grateful to have his years of wisdom and faithful service to God as part of what makes Liberty Church such a special place in the Kingdom of God!

Ian Fletcher

Youth Pastor

Pastor Ian is a homegrown minister! He spent many years in our Children's and Youth ministries before heading off to Cedarville University in Ohio to get his Bachelor's Degree in Youth Ministry. Thankfully, everything timed out just right for he and his wonderful wife, Sarah, to return here and join our staff! For several years they led our children's ministry, Kids Rock, and in 2021 Pastor Ian became our new Youth Pastor. Elevate Student Ministries has never been the same ever since!! We love Pastor Ian and Sarah!

Autumn Delpino

Ministry  &  Missions Director / Pastoral Intern

Autumn is also a homegrown minister! As a student she was a member of  Liberty for many years before her family moved to Texas. After graduating high school, she moved back to NC to start a Pastoral Internship and she did such a great job, we just had to add her on staff! At this point, Autumn assists with ministry coordination, web/app updates,  finances, she teaches, and even helps with counseling. We could keep listing things that she does but basically if it happens at Liberty, Autumn has had a hand in making it happen! She is an incredible minister for the gospel and we are so blessed that she chose to make Liberty her home. 

Anna Hunt

Worship Minister / Pastoral Intern

Anna and her husband, Jed, are indispensable here at Liberty! Anna oversees our worship team but has also served in Elevate Student Ministries and in the office to help in a variety of capacities. Together, she and Jed also oversee our Tech Arts Team, which works well since that department coordinates with our worship ministry so much! When not working on any of the above areas, Anna is always on hand to help execute whatever needs to be done here at Liberty. Jed & Anna Hunt are a blessing!

Drew and Carrie Gipson

Children's Ministry Directors

Drew and Carrie are the incredible power couple who run Liberty Kids! Typically you won't see them on a Sunday morning or a Wednesday evening unless you have children, but that is only because they are back in the children's ministry serving and loving on our kids.
Early next year the Gipson's will be going on a new mission; one in Guatemala as full time missionaries! We are soaking up as much time as we can with them until they leave. You can be certain that Drew and Carrie have already left their mark on Liberty and changed Liberty Kids for the better.  We absolutely love them!

Emily Keller

Administrative Coordinator

Emily is our newest hire but it feels like she has been here for ages!
Raised at Liberty, Emily left a few years back to pursue what the Lord had for her but ended up feeling called back to Havelock. Good for us! 

Since being on staff she has shown what a diligent, hard working, and invested employee looks like. Her heart is for God and she loves worship!
Emily has taken initiative with our admin work, cleaning, and being a welcoming face to anyone who walks into Liberty Church!

John and Melinda McElroy


John and Melinda are vital members of Liberty Church. Together they lead in a variety of ways when needed, and John oversees the Men's Ministry.  They have two wonderful children that have both graduated high school and are actively serving the Lord. 

Mike & Heather Helm


Mike and Heather have been some of Liberty's most faithful members for the last several years. They have served with nursery, children, media, youth, and countless other ministries. While Mike assists us with our "Helps" ministry, (making sure our people are taken care of when needs arise), Heather also helps oversee the nursery along with Sarah Fletcher. We are grateful for their willingness to serve on Liberty's Leadership Team!

Tom & Libba Hines


Tom and Libba have been attending Liberty for a long time! They have gone through many life phases and challenges while being faithful and dutiful members. Tom and Libba are a huge part of our Care Team and invest so much energy into overseeing ministries and making sure everything is done with excellence. Tom brings the laughter and Libba brings the perseverance. They make a wonderful partnership and add so much to Liberty's Leadership Team!