Our ministry team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. Our passion and goal is to equip other believers for the work of the ministry.


PastorSteven Ruff, Senior Pastor

Pastor Steven has been serving in his current position since August of 2009. He is a Florida native and has served churches in Florida and is serving in South Carolina for the first time. He is a former Marine and correctional officer. Pastor Steven has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Andersonville Baptist Seminary and a Master’s Degree in Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. He and his wife Terri have have one son, Jordan, who is sixteen. Steven enjoys reading and writing. Pastor Steven’s life verse is Jeremiah 29:7. You can contact Pastor Steven at steven.ruff@portroyalbaptist.org.


67348525F005Kiel Seley, Director of Youth Ministries

Kiel has been serving in his current position since April of 2010. Kiel grew up in the Lowcountry (on Hilton Head) and after going away for college he’s come home.  Kiel loves fishing and boats in general. He is also an avid Carolina athletics fan who can often be found wearing some combination of garnet and black. Naturally, he also 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 Hospitality from the University of South Carolina and a Master’s Degree in Student Ministy from Liberty University. Kiel’s life verse is Philippians 4:4. You can contact Kiel at kiel.seley@portroyalbaptist.org.


TiffGale Parker, Director of Music Ministries

Gale has been serving in her current position since December 2012. 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. Gale is a Georgia native and has lived in Beaufort for almost 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Georgia Southern. Gale has worked in television and radio as a broadcast journalist and has also taught English, Journalism, and Computer Science. Gale 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.