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.

Dr. Mack Tester, Senior Pastor

“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”.
In full-time ministry since 1997 Dr. 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.


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 (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 Pastor & Director of Outreach

“It is our desire to teach the children the truth of God’s Word, and to provide an environment where our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ can do His life-changing work.”

Mike and his wife, Rhonda, and their two sons, Ryan and Ben, were called to Liberty Baptist Church in June 2016. Mike has worked with young people for 24 years, as an elementary and middle school teacher, coach, principal, youth pastor, and children’s pastor. 


Mike Davis

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 “What Love is This”