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!
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!
Children's Ministry 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, and even helps with counseling. Most recently, she has began overseeing Liberty Kids as Drew & Carrie Gipson begin to launch into the mission field in Guatemala. 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.
Worship Minister / Pastoral Intern
Anna and her husband, Jed, are indispensable here at Liberty! Anna oversees both our worship team and our various prayer teams, 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!
If you call us or stop by, odds are Sarah will be your first point of contact. Sarah helps us in so many ways and has been such a blessing to Liberty Church! She spent her teen years as part of Elevate Student Ministries and is now pursuing a ministerial path as an adult. Her heart is for doing things with excellence and, in specific, she is studying for a career as a Worship Pastor.
John and Melinda McElroy
John and Melinda are vital members of Liberty Church. Together they lead in a variety of ways when needed. John oversees the Men's Ministry, while Melinda assists Kassie Larson in leading Liberty Ladies. 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. Mike assists us with our "Helps" ministry, (making sure our people are taken care of when needs arise). 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!
Jared & Beatrice Woody
Jared and Beatrice are our newest set of deacons! As a couple who enjoy serving in the background, they help Pastor Ian and Sarah Fletcher out in Elevate Student Ministries as well as using their musical talent to support the Youth Band. They partner with Autumn Delpino (our Children's Ministry Director) to lead and support the Nursery Team. Jared and Beatrice are high-quality individuals and we are thankful to have them on our team!
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!