Our ministry team are shepherds who serve under Jesus Christ. Their passion and goal is to equip other believers for the work of the ministry.
Dr. Rick J. Kelley, Senior Pastor 
Pastor Rick was born in Lexington, Kentucky, where he met and married the love of his life, Teresa. Together, they have two wonderful sons and a daughter, who are pursuing their careers. Pastor Rick has served God for over thirty years in different states ranging from Michigan to Florida. He holds degrees from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Covington Theological Seminary. When out of the pulpit, Pastor Rick loves to be with his family, enjoying life together as God intended. One of his favorite life verses is Jeremiah 33:3  ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’

kielKiel Seley, Director of Youth Ministries

Kiel grew up on Hilton Head and is an avid Carolina athletics fan who can often be found wearing some combination of garnet and black. He loves students and has a passion for seeing them come to a better understanding of their relationship with the Lord. Kiel holds a Master’s Degree in Student Ministry from Liberty University as well as a Master’s Degree in Hospitality from the University of South Carolina. Kiel’s life verse is Philippians 4:4. You can contact Kiel at kiel.seley@portroyalbaptist.org.

galeGale Parker, Director of Music Ministries

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Gale’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. She is a Georgia native and has lived in Beaufort over 20 years. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Georgia Southern. Gale has worked in television and radio as a broadcast journalist and also taught English, Journalism, and Computer Science. She and her husband, Jamie, have two children, Jordyn-Brea and Bryan. Gale’s life verse Galatians 2:20. You can contact Gale at gale.parker@portroyalbaptist.org.

fayeFaye Dagley, Secretary

Faye is our information hub. She assists all ministries by navigating a labyrinth of administrative duties. She is a member of Tidal Creek Fellowship on Lady’s Island. Faye is married and has one son, Steven. You can contact her at secretary@portroyalbaptist.org.


Rosa Sepulveda, Custodian

Rosa has been responsible for ensuring the buildings and grounds are clean and presentable for all worship services and activities since 2001. She is a member of Ministeria Pabellon de la Libertad in Beaufort.james

James Nettles, Turnkey

James has been serving our church family since 2001 by ensuring all of our buildings are secure. He has been a member of Port Royal Baptist Church since 1968!