Pastors and Deacons
Rev. Deane Harrison – Pastor
Rev. Harrison has served as pastor of RBC since August 2014. Prior to his call as pastor, he served in various leadership roles at RBC, including associate pastor, deacon, youth director, and children’s worship director. Pastor Deane loves to spend time with his wife and ministry partner, Christi, and daughters, Hannah and Heidi. His desire is to instruct and encourage the church to be disciple makers as we follow Jesus and put His Great Commission into action. Preaching and teaching God’s Word is essential to this desire.
Pastor Deane completed his undergraduate education at North Greenville University. He earned his Master of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.
Favorite Scripture: John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Rev. David Hyatt – Associate Pastor
Rev. Hyatt began his ministry as Associate Pastor in August 2020. Prior to his calling as Associate Pastor at RBC, Pastor David spent the better part of 20 years in children’s and youth ministry. Even though he still has a heart for students, in late 2018 God showed him that his life’s calling was changing. With his background as deacon, Celebrate Recovery Ministry Leader, Youth Pastor and supply preacher to several area churches, he has realized God is fine tuning his calling in the area of pastoral ministry. Pastor David’s life goal is to reach people with the gospel of Christ and make disciples. His first call is to love Christ with all his heart, mind and soul, followed by loving his wife Angela, 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 19:14
“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.”
Rev. Engrum Johnson – Pastor Emeritus (2014-2019)
Rev. Johnson served in ministry for 50 years. For 20 of those years, he faithfully served as pastor of Rockvale until his retirement in 2014. He was married to his wife of many years, Lynn, who also is active at RBC. Pastor Johnson’s (P.J.) desire for RBC was that it will remain the spiritual anchor of our community, and will serve as a light house in order to show our community the way to Jesus Christ.
Pastor Johnson completed his undergraduate education at Furman University. He earned his Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Pastor Johnson served as Pastor Emeritus of Rockvale from his retirement in 2014 until his death in December 2019.
Favorite Scripture: John 14:1-3
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. 2 My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am."
David currently serves as the Chairman of our Deacon Family Ministry
Favorite Scripture: Ephesians 2:8-9
"For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast."
Johnny currently serves as Vice-Chairman in the Deacon Family Ministry.
Favorite Scripture: John 3:16
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
Billy currently serves as the Secretary of our Deacon Family Ministry.
Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths."
Dennis serves in the Deacon Family Ministry.
Favorite Scripture: John 12:47
"If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world."
Travis serves in the Deacon Family Ministry.
Favorite Scripture: Romans 10:17
"So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ."
Doug serves in the Deacon Family Ministry.
Favorite Scripture: Psalm 37:7
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!”
Victor serves in the Deacon Family Ministry.
Favorite Scripture: Romans 8:28
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”