About Us

We Are RBC

Our Story

In 2016, a group of about 50 people constituted and covenanted together, forming Redeemer Baptist Church. This was, technically, a renaming, reconstituting, and re-covenanting service of an already existing church that was founded in 1989. So, for over 30 years, God has been working in and through this local body of believers in Rincon, GA. He has cared for us through many triumphs and many tragedies–all for his glory!

Of course, our story is just a part of the bigger story of what God is doing in the world, which goes back for thousands of years to the first pages of the Bible. It’s impossible to understand our story without knowing the story of his people in the Law and the Prophets of the Old Testament, the Gospels, Acts, and Epistles of the NT, and in the lives of the many saints throughout church history since then–godly men and women on whose shoulders we humbly stand today!

God continues adding disciples of Jesus to our number and establishing and equipping us for life with him as we seek to make the glory of Jesus known in this fallen world. We’re not a perfect church, but we have been loved by a perfect Savior; therefore, we are eager to spend our lives glorifying and enjoying him–now and forever–and we’d love for you to join us as we seek to tell everyone about this all-satisfying God who loves and lives with sinners.

Our Mission

Redeemer Baptist Church is a family of faith that exists to worship God with joy, to love our neighbors, to see transformed lives, and to send and be sent for the spread of the gospel through Jesus Christ.

What We Believe

Truth

We believe God has revealed Himself and His will to mankind through the Bible, and so we focus our primary efforts on studying, understanding, and applying the Bible to our daily lives. We want to know, trust, and love God’s Holy word.

Community

The gospel unites God’s people together in community, and we believe one of the most important means of Christian growth and discipleship is intentional Christian relationship. We value and encourage regular attendance in our weekly worship gathering, Sunday school, and a small group. We also encourage the body of Christ to be hospitable toward one another and to our neighbors that we might enter the homes and lives of each other on a deeper level.

Redeemer Baptist Church

Leadership and  Staff

The pastors, elders, and deacons of Redeemer Baptist Church, along with the church staff, serve the body of Christ by working alongside the congregation in all of the RBC ministries. Our pastors and elders provide spiritual leadership and teaching, and the deacons serve the physical and financial needs of the church property, church body, and local community.

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Sam Barber

Sam Barber

Preaching Pastor

Pastor Sam has been at RBC most of his life. He worked as an RBC intern from 2009-2010 and served as the pastoral assistant from 2015 to 2017. In 2017, he was called to serve full-time as the associate pastor, and in 2022, he was called to serve as the lead pastor of the church. He is married to Jessie and has two sons, Silas and Theo.

He is a graduate of Bethlehem College (B.A.) and Reformed Baptist Seminary (M.T.S. in historical theology and M.A. in Biblical Counseling). He has obtained counseling certificates offered by the Christian Counseling and Education Foundation’s School of Biblical Counseling and completed the Care and Discipleship Training program with the Institute for Biblical Counseling and Discipleship. He also is certified with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. Pastor Sam is pursuing a D.Min. in biblical counseling at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Russ Jenkins

Russ Jenkins

Elder

Russ has been at RBC since 2003, is married to Heather, and has a daughter named Emma, and two sons, Eli and Luke. He was born and raised in the Savannah, Georgia area and has lived in Rincon most of his life. Russ serves RBC as an elder, working full-time at Gulfstream as a Business Financial Analyst. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a M.B.A.

Jeff Stephens

Jeff Stephens

Elder

Jeff has been married to Jenny since 1996. They have four kids (which includes their son-in-law) and one grandchild so far. He enjoys gardening resourcefully and using all sorts of varying methods to break the norms to produce max yields on a small space. He also loves fishing and working on mechanical things.

Jeff has attended RBC since 2003 and was ordained as an elder in 2014. He is a navy veteran and has been at Gulfstream Aerospace since 1997, working in the Corporate Flight Department as an avionics technician since 2007. He holds an airframe & powerplant license.

Olumide Olumide

Olumide Olumide

Elder

Olumide has been at RBC since 2017. He is married to Modupe and has a daughter named Anna and a son Ifeoluwa. He was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria before immigrating to the United States with his family. Olumide serves RBC as an elder, working full-time at Diversified as a Senior Client Success Manager. He is a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University Nigeria with a B.S.C. in Computer Science and the first M.A graduate of the Institute of Pastoral and Theological Training, a Seminary plant of RBC in Nigeria.

Ron Perry

Ron Perry

Deacon

Ron has been a deacon at RBC since 2005. He is married to Kaleigh and has four sons, Carson, Braden, Rylan and Levi. Ron works for Planters Telephone Co-Op in Newington, GA as a telephone engineer/CAD operator.

Tris Meyers

Tris Meyers

Deacon

Tris has been a deacon at RBC since 2014. He is married to Christina and has five children, Caleb, Casey, Caitlin, Aiden, and Natalie and a daughter-in-law, Quinn, two son-in-laws, Charlie and Noah, one foster son and an amazing grandson and granddaughter. Tris works for Ross Systems and Controls in Savannah, GA.

Andrew McKeever

Andrew McKeever

Deacon

Andrew has been a deacon at RBC since 2017. He is married to Andi, and they have two daughters, Natalie and Evelyn, and one son, Asher. Andrew is a principal at Method Engineering Group in Savannah, GA.

Joshua Austin

Joshua Austin

Deacon

Joshua has been a deacon at RBC since 2017. He is married to Katie, and they have three daughters, Leona, Aslyn, and Vayda. Joshua is a Longshoreman with I.L.A. Local 2046 in Garden City, GA and a Licensed Real Estate agent with Frank Moore & Company.

Raven Brett

Raven Brett

Children's Coordinator

Raven took over as the Children’s Ministry Coordinator in 2023. She and her husband Ben have three children, Emma, Aaron, and Caleb. Raven homeschools her children as well.

Christina Meyers

Christina Meyers

Administrative Assistant

Christina has been the Administrative Assistant of RBC since 2007. She has been married to Tris since 1993 and together they have five children, a daughter-in-law, two son-in-laws, and one foster son and an amazing grandson and granddaughter.