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PASTORAL LEADERSHIP

Pastor Gary Ledbetter

Interim Pastor

Pastor Gary Ledbetter, the interim pastor at Crossroads Baptist Church, was born in Arkansas, but grew up in Summerville, SC.  After his high school graduation, he attended Clemson University and received a degree in Civil Engineering in 1973.  He received Christ as his savior while a student in college.  After graduation from college, he worked as an engineer for the SCDOT in Orangeburg and Saint Matthews, SC.  In 1978 Gary entered seminary in Greenville, SC and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1982. He then moved to Houston, Texas where he started a church and pastored there for nearly eight years. He and his family then moved to Cheraw, SC in 1990 where he planted a church and pastored there for eleven years.  Pastor Gary completed the Doctor of Ministry degree in 1992.  In 2001 he was called to pastor a church in Irmo, SC near Columbia.  In 2010 his wife died with cancer and he later moved to Rock Hill, SC and started his ministry with hospice.  Gary met Linda in 2012 when she attended the church where he was a member.  She had recently moved to Rock Hill from Sweetwater, TN after her husband had died with cancer.  Gary and Linda were married in August of 2013 and Gary was called to pastor a church in Whiteville, NC in December of that year. On May 21, 2023 Pastor Gary semi-retired and he and Linda moved back to Rock Hill, SC to be near family. Pastor Gary is now assisting churches as an interim pastor.

Together, Gary and Linda have 7 married children, 21 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. They both love spending time with family, traveling, and reading.

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Pastor Ron Caple

Assistant Pastor

Pastor Caple accepted Christ as his Savior while serving in the United States Army. Upon retirement from the Army, Pastor Caple enrolled at Ambassador Baptist College in Lattimore, NC, and was ordained to the Gospel Ministry in 1998. He has served as the Pastor of Grace Baptist Church International in Italy, and as an Assistant to the Pastor at Grace Baptist Church in Landrum, SC.

 

Pastor Caple and his wife Patricia have six children and ten grandchildren. They both have a strong desire to serve and to equip the believers to grow in their relationship with the Lord.

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