Pastor Hale assumed his pastoral duties here on April 1, 2001. He and his wife Melanie moved here from Lynchburg, VA where he received his MAR and MDIV from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. During his time in Seminary, Pastor Hale received both the Master of Arts in Religion Award and the Master of Divinity Award. Pastor Hale grew up in Park Hills, MO and has over 40 years pastoral experience in Mississippi, Missouri, and Delaware. Melanie grew up in SC and served as Administrative Assistant to the Campus Pastor at Liberty University during their time in Lynchburg.