Our Staff

  • Dr. Ron Dillon

    Senior Pastor
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 207

    Ron and his wife, Libby, grew up in Bluefield, West Virginia where they attended church, high school, and college together. They have worked as a couple in the ministry since 1968, serving churches in West Virginia, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Ron and Libby have three sons who live in Charleston, SC; Wheaton, IL, and Zurich, Switzerland. While in college, Ron served as a youth minister and music director before entering the pastorate. They both attended seminary in New Orleans. Ron's hobbies include golf, travel, playing with his grandchildren, and dating Libby. He really does like to see both Clemson and South Carolina win (and West Virginia, too).

    Ken Lee

    Pastor of Music
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 209

    Ken joined our staff in August 1980. A native of Lake City, South Carolina, he was actively involved in the children’s and music ministries of Lake City First Baptist Church. Feeling that God was calling him to full-time vocational ministry, Ken attended North Greenville Junior College for one year before transferring to Furman University in Greenville, SC. Following his graduation from Furman in 1977 with a B.A. in music, he went on to the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY where he completed his Master of Church Music degree. In 1985, Ken married Juanita McCarty, and ten years later the couple were blessed with the arrival of twins Sarah and Evan.

    Matt Tyler

    Associate Pastor
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 214

    Joshua Driscoll

    Student Minister
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 232

    Joshua joined our staff in August 2015. He grew up in Mobile, AL and became a follower of Jesus when he was 13. He graduated from the University of Mobile with a Bachelors of Science in Theology. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Joshua has been serving in youth ministry for 8 years, loves making disciples, and pouring into students. In his free time, Joshua is an avid Auburn Tigers fan and is known as a cheesehead for his love for the Green Bay Packers. 

    Laura Tyler

    Children's Ministry Director
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 206

    Liz Eckbreth

    Missions Coordinator
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 221

    Liz grew up in Mount Pleasant, attended Belle Hall Elementary, and graduated from the Charleston County School of the Arts.  During her junior year of high school, Liz felt called out by God to pursue a life of vocational ministry.  She studied Christian Ministry at Anderson University and is currently working towards her Masters of Arts at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She joined our staff in 2009 and currently works alongside the Missions Council. 

    Teresa Holder

    Finance Officer & Executive Assistant
    (843) 884-8521 | ext 205

    Libby Dillon

    Connections Minister & Women’s Ministry Director
    (843) 884-8521

    Libby, and her husband, Ron, the Senior Pastor of First Baptist, Mt. Pleasant/The Church at LifePark began as sweethearts in high school and remain sweethearts today. They walked together through High School, College, seminary, three sons; and pastoring six churches. Libby works as the Connection Minister for First Baptist Church, which is an effort to get people connected so they can grow and serve together. Libby also coordinates the Girls of Grace Women’s Ministry.

    The Lord has used Ron and Libby’s three sons to bless them with seven grandchildren who are Libby’s hobby along with reading.

    Facilities Staff led by Ron Stroh

    (843) 884-8521 | ext 203

    included in picture is Jack Petit, Andy Tyrrell, Sean Collins, Jeff Linder

    Becky Hunter

    Staff Assistant & Receptionist
    (843) 884-8521

    Larry Zimmerman

    Worship Leader

    Larry has been with First Baptist since 2010 serving as the worship leader. Originally from New York he has lived in Mt. Pleasant since the age of 9. After committing his life to the Lord at age 21 he began serving in various visual arts ministries before surrendering to God’s call into the music ministry. He believes that God’s purpose for man is to bring glory to His name and to worship Him wholeheartedly. Music in worship is a tool that enables us to draw the body of Christ into the presence of God and helps us convey the message of salvation through His son, Jesus Christ. In addition to his position as worship leader, Larry earned an A.A in multimedia design from Trident Tech and works full time as an Instructional Systems Developer.

    Larry has been married to his wife Nissa for 9 years and they have 2 wonderful sons, Jude and Shepard. Larry enjoys spending time with his family, fine art, gardening, carpentry and anything having to do with video editing and film-making.

    Charlene Yarborough-Pianist and Judy Black-Organist

    Sanctuary Music Leaders