Inman First Baptist Staff

Dr. Paul Moore


Paul was born in Roanoke, Alabama, and grew up near that small East Alabama town. He was the third born of four children of Gilbert and Virginia Moore. Family, church and school were the main focus of his early life. His family was active members of High Pine Baptist Church.

Following graduation from Handley High School, and a realization of God’s call to ministry the summer after graduation, Paul moved to Birmingham to study at Samford University. The college years included work with South Central Bell Telephone Company, serving as a bi-vocational pastor with Fellowship Baptist Church, and meeting his future wife, Janice.

After college, and his marriage to Janice, he spent 2 years in Auburn while Janice attended Auburn University and completed her preparation for the practice of Speech-Language Pathology. Kansas City, Missouri was their next stop where Paul completed the requirements for the Master of Divinity degree at Midwestern Baptist Seminary. While a Midwestern student, he also served with the Fish

Creek Baptist Church as pastor.

Moving from Kansas City to Louisville, Kentucky, Paul began work in the Ph.D. program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He graduated from that program during the tenure of Southern Seminary president, Roy Hunnicutt. After a year living in Louisville, Paul and Janice moved near Hardinsburg, Kentucky where Paul served with the New Clover Creek Baptist Church and Janice began a private practice.

Seminary studies completed, they moved to Toccoa, Georgia for three years of service with Grace Baptist Church. From Grace they moved to Greenville for 15 years with the Sans Souci Baptist Church. While in Greenville daughters were added to their family, Rachel in 1996 and Cara in 2006. All these ministry stops helped equip them for their ministry with Inman First Baptist beginning in 2007. 

Dr. Jeremiah Childers

Minister of Spiritual Formation and Engagement

Jeremiah grew up in Shelby, NC. It was in college that Jeremiah grew in his faith, joined a Baptist Church (University Baptist Church) for the first time, and was baptized. He felt a call to ministry in his senior year of college and following his graduation at UNC-Chapel Hill he went to Gardner-Webb Divinity School. He graduated in 2009 with a Master of Divinity and was called to serve with IFBC in early 2010. Since then, he met his wife Amber, was ordained, became a father to Lilly, completed his Doctor of Ministry at Gardner-Webb, and is still learning and growing in his calling.

Jeremiah's passion in ministry is to see church members of every age grow in their love of Jesus through spiritual formation and discipleship. He also is excited to help others discover their gifts in ministry and the joy of witnessing the deepening of relationships that occur when people bond over their love of God.

Jeremiah enjoys spending time with his family, taking photographs, eating at the fish camp, and has a strong affection for all things Star Trek and Star Wars. If you want to make Jeremiah happy, just ask to see a picture of his dog, Norm!

Rev. Kelli Kirksey

Minister of Family Life

Kelli Kirksey serves as our Minister of Family Life. She is passionate about partnering with parents to foster spiritual growth at home and at church. She and her husband Will Kirksey have four wonderful children Will, Ella, George, and Layla. She joined the staff in October 2019. She graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Religion and Speech Communication and received her Master of Divinity  from Gardner-Webb Divinity School. She is now attending Mercer's McAfee School of Theology for her Doctorate in Ministry degree. 

Sarah Godheim

Minister of Worship

Sarah grew up in Plant City, Florida, where she developed a heart for music and ministry while serving in her home church. She graduated from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA with a degree in Music in Worship in 2014 and has served in a number of churches in North Carolina and Florida. Sarah now serves as Minister of Worship with IFBC as of October 2022, leading the adult choir, instrumental, and student worship team. While she leads the church in worship each week, Sarah is also committed to teaching about biblical worship and taking the time to raise up the next generation of worship leaders. Sarah enjoys going to the beach, hiking, movies, videography, and spending time with her dogs.


Rev. Sarah Hanks

Associate Minister of Family Life

Sarah was called to serve with Inman First Baptist Church in 2021. She leads an incredible team of parents and volunteers in helping students (birth-21) pursue a relationship with Jesus. Sarah has been married to her husband Michael since 2012 and they have three children: Sebastian, Elijah, and Abigail. Sarah enjoys hiking, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends. She is a graduate of Furman University and is currently pursuing her Master of Divinity Degree in Christian Education from Gardner-Webb Divinity. Sarah also serves as co-coordinator for SC Baptist Women in Ministry.

Kelli Adams

Finance and Communications

Kelli is a native of Spartanburg County. She lives in Campobello with her husband of 33 years, Dennis. Kelli has two grown children, Austin and Gracie. Prior to coming to IFBC in 2018, Kelli worked in banking operations for 28 years. Outside of working at IFBC, Kelli and her husband started a small family farm in 2018. Today they raise pigs, chickens, honey bees and hope to one day add cows.

Sydney Yaeger

Administrative Coordinator

Sydney is from Columbus, Ohio (Go Buckeyes!!). She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and cats/ farm animals. Her favorite hobbies are being out in nature, reading, yoga and cooking. Sydney began working with IFBC in 2023. 

Casey Dyer

Facilities Administrator

Mary Owens


Edie Willis


Edie grew up at Inman First Baptist Church. Her family was very active in the church and as a child, she took part in Sunday school, GA’s, Training Union, and children’s choir. Later, as a youth, Edie helped with children’s church, participated in youth choir, and went on five mission trips with the youth group. As an adult, Edie still invests her time and talents into serving the church. Over the years she has taught Sunday school, led children’s choir, helped with VBS, and sang in the adult choir. Since 2011, Edie has be the church organist. Edie is married to Dwayne Willis and is a retired music educator and currently enjoy being a substitute teacher. 

David Blackwell

Media Technician

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