Our Governance & Leadership


Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God and this assembly most solemnly and joyfully enter into our Covenant with one another, as one body in Christ. We engage, therefore, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in Biblical knowledge, holiness, compassion and soul-winning; to be faithful in its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; and to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expense of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the Gospel through all nations. We also engage to maintain family and personal devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our loved ones and acquaintances; to walk separated from the influences of this world; to be just and faithful in all our dealings; to walk daily in a manner that honors the Lord Jesus Christ, avoiding participation in any activity that would bring criticism on His name; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior. We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay. We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s word.



Perkinsville Baptist Church (PBC) endeavors to be a church of the Lord Jesus Christ, as described, established, and mandated by the New Testament. The Bylaws are to provide general guidance to PBC on governance and operation, based upon biblical references. However, the ultimate authority for PBC governance and operation is the Bible. When a conflict or ambiguity exists with regard to these Bylaws, deference is to be given to the biblical reference to resolve the conflict or ambiguity. Click here to read the official Bylaws of Perkinsville Baptist Church.



PBC seeks to be a New Testament church committed to the teachings of the Bible. No other authority or tradition is to guide the means, faith or structure of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Church. The administrative and pastoral structure for a New Testament church is to utilize a plurality of leadership. PBC will follow this scriptural example. To achieve this New Testament model, PBC requires qualified men to serve as an Elder Council. These men must meet specific moral and spiritual qualifications before they serve (1 Tim. 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9). They must be publicly installed into office (1 Tim. 5:22; Acts 14:23). They must be motivated and empowered by the Holy Spirit to do their work (Acts 20:28). After review, examination and appointment, as noted herein, men affirmed by PBC to serve as Elder Council, together with the Senior Pastor and other Pastoral Staff shall constitute the “Elder Council.” To effectively perform their duties, the Elder Council needs the prayers, support (1 Tim. 5:17-18) and assent of members of PBC (Heb. 13:17). PBC is called upon to honor their Elder Council and to protect them against false accusations (1 Tim. 5:19). Finally, if an elder falls into sin, and continues in sin, he must be publicly rebuked (1 Tim. 5:20). 

Current Elders

Seth Norris, staff elder

Phil Ginn, lay elder

Ronnie Marsh, lay elder


Deacons are the servant-ministers of the church. Their purpose is to relieve the Elder Council of the multitude of practical duties of caring for the flock. Deacons are to give their primary attention toward caring for the congregation’s physical welfare. Deacons have the honor of modeling, for the local church and the lost world, God’s compassion, kindness, mercy, and love. As the church compassionately cares for people’s needs, the world sees a visible display of Christ’s love, which will draw some people to the Savior. Deacons are to be an example of commitment, unity, and harmony in their service. Deacons must be active members in good standing of PBC and possess the qualifications stated in 1 Timothy 3:8-10, 12-13: Acts 6:1-16.


Current Deacon Board

Nathan Anderson, Chair

Marc McGuire, Vice-Chair

Michael Ramey, Secretary

Kody Blevins

Steve Castle

Mark Cook

Jim Hunt

Lesley Marsh

Adam Rhyne

Tracy Stilwell

Shane Triplett

David Trivette

Jamie Williams


Committee Chairs

Denise Marsh, Finance

Cassie Winebarger, Personnel

Jennifer Ramey, Nominating

Matt Depp, Acts 1:8

Lesley Marsh, Property and Asset Management