Pastor 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.’ You can contact him at
Colt Rhodes, Ignite Youth Director 
Colt was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee. He graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a Bible Studies degree with an emphasis on youth ministries. At college, he met Samantha, the love of his life. Married since 2014, God has blessed them with their daughter, Natalie. He and Samantha are passionate about connecting students with their Savior, Society and their story. One of Colt’s favorite Bible verses is Micah 6:8 ‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.’ You can contact Colt at

Gale Parker, Director of Music

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


Faye Dagley, Secretary

Faye is our information hub. She assists all ministries by navigating a labyrinth of administrative duties.  Faye is married and has one son, Steven. You can contact her at


James Nettles, Turnkey

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