Founded in 1982, Liberty Baptist remains a church committed to touching hundreds of lives each week both inside and outside the walls of our facility—in our community and beyond.  Our commitment to God’s mission is clear: to lead people into a full life found only in Jesus Christ. Our prayer is that you would be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus Christ with liberty, fellowship and  joy. Here you will find a family of friends and a friend to families. We are a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord and celebrate Jesus as King.

In unity we  concentrate on His model, His message and His mission. We hold the Word of God in high regard. We study it, practice what we learn and, in the process, grow together.

The mission of Liberty Baptist Church is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. We strive to revere God in all we do and reveal God to all we meet.

Our vision is to see people being changed, enabling them to walk in the freedom and character of Christ.   We see people being connected, enabling them to collectively accomplish the purpose for which they were made.  We see people being challenged, equipping them to effectively demonstrate the power and love of Christ to all they encounter.

Liberty stands upon the solid foundation of four pillars: Preaching God’s Word without apology, lifting high the name of Jesus Christ in worship, commitment to sharing the Gospel with boldness and commitment to a firm belief in the power of prayer.

Dr. Mack Tester, Senior Pastor

In full-time ministry since 1997 Mack Tester was called to Liberty Baptist Church in November 2014.  Originally from East Tennessee, Pastor Mack, his wife Lisa and son Conner are excited about ministering to the citizens of Rutherford and Cleveland counties.

“The desire of my heart is to hear and obey, to present biblical truth and to see others come to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ”.

Howie Lederfind, Youth Pastor

Pastor Howie has been in youth ministry for 25 years. A graphic arts major and a graduate of Columbia Biblical Seminary, Howie and his wife Stacie have served at Liberty since 1998.  This father of two teenagers (Joel and Ainsley) also provides leadership to other youth pastors in our area by serving as the chairman of Youth Ministries for the Sandy Run Baptist Association. 

Mike Davis, Children’s Minister& Director of Outreach

Called to Liberty Baptist church in June 2016, Mike is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and will soon obtain his Master’s degree from Covington Seminary.  He has served in Children’s Ministry for 22 years, most recently as the Elementary principal of Oakwood Christian School in Anderson, SC.  Mike and Rhonda have two boys, Ryan and Ben.

 

Praise & Worship Minister

Donald Owens leads Liberty’s Choir, Praise Team, and congregation in lifting up our Lord, Jesus Christ,  with a blend of traditional and contemporary music.  Since 1995, Donald brings out the best of our singers. He is the Music Director for Liberty’s annual Easter drama “The Day He Wore My Crown”

Day Care Director

Cindy joined the Liberty staff as Day Care Director in June of 2004.  Under her leadership the Liberty Daycare consistently receives superior ranking from the NC Department of Child Development. Many of the day care staff have taken early childhood development courses and are well qualified to provide the best possible care for your child.