Fred Stone

Senior Pastor
Fred has enjoyed serving as Senior Pastor of Pickens First Baptist since 1996. He is quick to tell you that God blessed him with a wonderful wife and best friend in Lisa. They are the proud parents of two grown sons and daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. Fred has deep roots in this area, having grown up in Pendleton. He has degrees from Clemson University (Bachelor of Arts), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Master of Divinity), and Reformed Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry).

Bryan Hester

Associate Pastor and Music Minister
Bryan is our Associate Pastor and Minister of Worship at Pickens First Baptist Church. He has served here for 16 years. He is married to Angie and they have 3 boys, Austin, Aaron and Alex. He graduated from Southern Wesleyan University with his B.A. in Church Music. Bryan finished his Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Seminary in 1996. Bryan loves to spend time with his wife and family, play tennis, golf, read and drive his Chevrolet pickup.

Jeff Rafferty

Discipleship and Missions Pastor
Jeff joined our staff in 2012 as Associate Pastor of Discipleship and Missions.  He is married to Michelle and they have three daughters: Ashley, Sarah and Maggie.  He graduated from Murray State University with a B.A. in Business Administration, and has a Master’s in Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  Jeff is a native from Kentucky and is a huge UK wildcat fan!  He enjoys fishing and spending time with his family.

Mike Sterlachini

Student and Family Pastor
Mike oversees our children and student ministries and has been in family ministry for over 15 years. He is a graduate of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Master of Divinity degrees. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his ministry at the church, Mike is a chaplain with the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office. He is married to Karen and they have two children. He enjoys playing guitar, working out, and drinking good coffee.

Jennifer Hendrix

Preschool Director
Jennifer is our Preschool Director and has served at PFBC since August 2007. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education from Anderson College in 2002 and her Masters of Education from Southern Wesleyan University in 2011. In addition to her position here at the church, she teaches math at Pickens Middle School. She is married and has two sons.

Tricia McJunkin

Church Secretary
Tricia is our Church Secretary and has been here at Pickens First Baptist Church for 25 years. She is married and has 3 children. She loves teaching preschoolers in Sunday School, reading, swimming, chocolate and spending time with her family.

Katie Freeman

Financial Secretary
Katie is our Financial Secretary. She has been a member of our staff since 2016. Katie is a familiar face at Pickens First Baptist as this was her home church growing up. She has worked in Accounting for 13 years. Katie and her husband, Corey, have a daughter and a son.