Pastoral Care

We love our OFBC family, and we want to shepherd you well. When you are hurting or confused, need spiritual guidance and counsel, desire further discipleship, or just want to talk, we want you to know that we are here for you. We also want to celebrate the victories and encourage you in Christ Jesus. Don't hesitate to give us a call at the office, schedule a time to meet, or stop by the church office.

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Eric Lethco

Pastor

Since 1995, Eric has served as the pastor of Old Fort.  Before coming to Old Fort, he pastored in Louisville, KY while attending Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry Degree.  He and Patti have been married since 1982 and have three grown sons, three beautiful daughters-in-law, and 8 grandchildren and counting!  Pastor Eric has enjoyed leading OFBC in the pursuit of its mission to fulfill the Great Commission. He and Patti have truly enjoyed living and serving in the low-country of South Carolina for over two decades. 

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Charles McCallum

Associate Pastor

Website:http://www.charlesmccallum.net

Twitter:@charlesmccallum

Charles began serving Old Fort Baptist Church as the Discipleship Pastor in 2014 and now serves as Associate Pastor.  He is a graduate of the College of Charleston (BA in Communication) and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity in Christian Ministry) where he is currently finishing a Doctorate of Education.  Married in 2008 at OFBC, Charles and Mary have dedicated their lives to serving the Lord and utilizing their gifts and talents toward furthering His Kingdom.  The Lord has blessed Charles and Mary with three sons: AJ, Micah, and John.  Charles has a strong desire to see growth as disciples of Jesus Christ. He believes that man, having been made in the image of God, was made for relationship and values relationship in community as a part of a Christian’s spiritual development and growth.

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Jason Taylor

Music Pastor

Jason began serving Old Fort in October 2013.   He married JoAnn in 1994 and has two awesome kids, Mackenzie and Brigman.  Jason earned a  B.A. in Music Education from Charleston Southern University and an M.A. in Church Music from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Born in the foothills of the N.C. mountains, he started singing and playing the piano in church   at age 6 and hasn’t stopped.  He attributes his love for music from his mom and a solid work ethic from his dad.  His favorite book in the Bible is Romans.  Jason’s passions in life are leading worship & his family.  He enjoys NASCAR, the UNC Tar Heels, the CSU Buccaneers, reading…...sometimes, and without question believes professional rasslin’ is real.  WOOO!!

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Woodrow Busch

Director of Senior Ministries

Woodrow received his Bachelors at the Baptist College at Charleston and went on to New  Orleans Baptist Seminary where he received his Master of Theology  in 1971.  He received his Doctorate of Ministry from Southeastern Baptist Seminary in 1986. He served at Calvary Baptist Church, Morganton, NC from 1975-86 and at First Baptist Church, Murphy, NC from 1985-2005.  Since then he has served as an interim pastor to several churches and was the Director of Leadership Development at the Screven Baptist Association from 2007-2013.  Woodrow and Ray joined OFBC in 2006 and have been actively involved in CIFC and VBS over the years. Ray is a retired middle school teacher.  They have two sons; Scott and wife Betriz in Bangkok, Thailand and Brian and wife Kelly in Williamston, North Carolina along with five grand-children.

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Bobby Bailey

Elder

Bobby grew up in Florence, South Carolina. He graduated from Francis Marion University and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. Bobby pastored three churches in South Carolina before becoming Director of Missions of Screven Baptist Association where he served for 18½ years until retiring in July 2019. Bobby and Mary Ellen have been married for 44 years and have one adult daughter Megan. Megan is married to Chris Harley, and they have one son, Jaxson. Bobby and Mary Ellen have been members of Old Fort since 2001. Bobby continues mentoring younger pastors and men. He is also involved in pulpit supply, Kairos prison ministry, and teaching adult Sunday School.

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Randy Burns

Elder

Randy grew up in Spartanburg, SC and is a graduate of Gardner Webb University. After a 35 year career as a public high school teacher, coach and athletic director, he now serves as and Area Representative for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Colleton, Dorchester, and Berkeley counties. Karen was born in Birdsboro, PA. She is a graduate of Clemson University and has her Masters of Ed. from Converse College. Karen retired as an elementary teacher in public education after a 35 year career.  Randy and Karen have two married daughters and a grandson. They both have a heart for missions and leading Bible studies.  Randy and Karen have been members at Old Fort since 2008.

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Rodney Tyler Jr.

Elder

Rod grew up in Moncks Corner, SC and graduated from the College of Charleston and the Medical University of SC where he works as an occupational therapist. Angie was born and raised in Augusta, GA and is a graduate of Winthrop University. She is a preschool teacher at OFBC's Child's Day Out program. They have been happily married for 20 years and are blessed with 2 teenage sons, Aaron and Michael. They have been members at Old Fort since 1997 and have been active in serving God through OFBC in the areas of international missions, CIFC, discipleship/Sunday School education, music ministry, deacon ministry, and VBS/children's ministry. 

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Jonathan Watson

Elder

Jonathan has been a member of Old Fort Baptist Church since July 2016 and he serves as an adult Sunday School teacher. He and his wife Karen have been married since December 2000 and have four children: Emma, Abby, Nathan, and Jude. He is a graduate of Ouachita Baptist University (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ph.D.). He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University. He is passionate about making disciples in the context of the local church who love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength.

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John Williams

Elder

John has been a member of Old Fort Baptist Church since 1999 and served on the former Property and Grounds Committee and is serving currently his second term as a deacon. He and his wife are currently on a team assisting the church with the Ordinances. John has been a fire protection contractor for 35 years. John and his wife Kim have been married since 1999 and have two daughters, one granddaughter, and a grandson on the way. He is passionate about his Sunday School class and building churches in other countries.

John has been a member of Old Fort Baptist Church since 1999 and served on the former Property and Grounds Committee and is serving currently his second term as a deacon. He and his wife are currently on a team assisting the church with the Ordinances. John has been a fire protection contractor for 35 years. John and his wife Kim have been married since 1999 and have two daughters, one granddaughter, and a grandson on the way. He is passionate about his Sunday School class and building churches in other countries